2014 Techwomen Emerging Leader Program in the USA.

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Application Deadline: February 10, 2014

Techwomen hereby invites applications from suitable applicants for the 2014 emerging women leader program. TechWomen is an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that empowers, connects, and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa and the middle east by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.

Eligibility Requirement:

Applicants must

  • Be women with a minimum of two years full-time professional experience in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) and/or a career requiring significant expertise/knowledge/application of technology
  • Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree/four year university degree or equivalent
  • Be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Demonstrate a willingness to participate in exchange programs, welcome opportunities for mentoring and new partnership development, and exhibit confidence and maturity
  • Be citizens or permanent residents of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya,  Morocco, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia, Yemen, or Zimbabwe at the time of application, and while participating in the program
  • Not have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States, or participated in a visa lottery in the past five years
  • Be able to obtain a U.S. visa
  • Not hold U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident

TechWomen Emerging Leaders will:

  • Challenge themselves with new questions and concepts
  • Collaborate with like-minded women in their fields on an innovative project
  • Network with influential industry leaders
  • Discover their own innovative leadership style
  • Create meaningful friendships with women from all over the world
  • Explore the diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.
  • Inspire the next generation of women and girls in their home countries

Preference will be given to applicants who

  • Have demonstrated themselves as emerging leaders in their chosen professional track
  • Have limited or no prior experience in the United States
  • Have a record of voluntary or public service in their communities
  • Have demonstrated entrepreneurialism and commitment to innovation

Selection Timeline

Finalists will be contacted via email for in-country interviews in April and May 2014. Final decisions will be made in May 2014. All applicants will be notified of the results of their application.

Apply Now for the Techwomen Emerging Leader Program 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Techwomen Emerging Leader Program

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