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TechWomen Emerging Leaders Programme – Fall 2023 (Fully-funded)

Deadline: 13th of January, 2023

The TechWomen Emerging Leaders Programme – Fall 2023 is now accepting applications. By giving them access and opportunities to progress their careers, follow their aspirations, and establish themselves as role models for women and girls in their communities, TechWomen strives to empower, connect, and assist the next generation of women leaders in STEM.

By assisting them in realizing their full potential in the IT sector, TechWomen supports the American government’s global commitment to improving the rights and participation of women and girls worldwide.

TechWomen was established in 2011 and is a project of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State. It is run by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Cost:

The following costs are covered by the TechWomen program:

  • Roundtrip international airfare from participant home country to the United States
  • Domestic airfare from San Francisco or Chicago to Washington, D.C.
  • Housing in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, California, Emeryville, California or Chicago, Illinois
    during the mentorship period
  • Meals and incidentals
  • Hotel stay in Washington, D.C.
  • Public transportation to the participant’s host company
  • Local transportation to group program events in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago,
    Illinois, and Washington, D.C.

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • Be women with, at minimum, two years full-time professional experience in the STEM
    (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Note that internships and other unpaid work experience does not count toward the two-year professional experience requirement.
  • Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree/four-year university degree or equivalent.
  • Be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Be citizens and permanent residents of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan,
    Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Palestinian
    Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
    or Zimbabwe at the time of application and while participating in the programme.
  • Be eligible to obtain a U.S. J-1 exchange visitor visa.
  • Not have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States (other than the Diversity
    Immigrant Visa, also known as the “visa lottery”) in the past five years.
  • Not hold U.S. citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident.

Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Demonstrate themselves as emerging leaders in their chosen professional track through
    their work experience, volunteer experience, community activities and education.
  • Are committed to return to their home countries to share what they have learned and
    mentor women and girls.
  • Have limited or no prior experience in the United States.
  • Have a proven record of voluntary or public service in their communities.
  • Have a demonstrated track record of entrepreneurialism and commitment to innovation.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to participate in exchange programs, welcome opportunities for
    mentoring and new partnership development, and exhibit confidence and maturity.

Application:

The Fall 2023 TechWomen application closes 09:00AM PST (GMT-08:00), Friday, January 13, 2023.
Applicants will be notified of the status of their application (non-select or semi-finalist) no later than April
30, 2023. Semi-finalists will be contacted for an in-country interview no later than April 2023. Final
decisions will be made no later than May 31, 2023. All applicants will be notified of the results of their
application.

 

Click here to apply

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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