Entrepreneurship Resources

Many TechWomen Mentors and Fellows have started new businesses or are interested in doing so. Thanks to Lucie Newcomb, Lucy Keoni, and IdaRose Sylvester for their suggestions for resources to support these entrepreneurs!  This is a work-in-progress and more information is welcome: Please send suggestions! AngelList – Where the world meets startups for startup jobs…

Mentoring Programs for Technical Women

In the May 2016 report “First Mentors – What We Learned”, Mentoring Standard found that five of the most popular formal programs named by mentors were solely for girls and women: Technovation TechWomen Lean In Girl Scouts Cherie Blair Foundation 51% of the 72 mentors in 17 countries reported being in one or more of these five…

Videos from Jordan, Zimbabwe, Kazakhstan TechWomen Delegations

Most of the posts here are directly about TechWomen Alumnae Resources; however, from time to time, there will also be update posts about TechWomen Alumnae Council activities. The TechWomen Alumnae Council held a reunion for the Jordan, Zimbabwe, and Kazakhstan Delegations on 26 April 2016, hosted by AOL in San Mateo, California (in the Silicon…

Professional Associations for Technical Women

Associations of particular interest and value to TechWomen participants have a strong focus on four linked aspects of our community: Global Professional STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Women Five of the most notable and effective such associations: Association for Computing Machinery – Women: ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivering resources that advance…

Funding Graduate School

Many TechWomen Fellows enter advanced degree university programs after their time in the Silicon Valley. Below are notable sources of graduate school funding for students based outside of the USA. There are many other programs associated with individual universities and programs of study. Check out “Top 25 Scholarships in USA for International Students” by scholars4dev and also “Scholarships”…

Starting a Local Mentoring Program

Many TechWomen Fellows are inspired to create a local mentoring program for women and girls when they return home to Africa, the Middle East, or Central Asia after the Silicon Valley program. Here are some resources that will help – from Katy Dickinson‘s company, Mentoring Standard: 9 Questions Before Starting a Mentoring Program Benefits of…

E-learning Sites

Thanks to Lisa Ramirez (TechWomen Mentor and Director at Juniper Networks), for her recommendations for some of the best E-learning sites available.  These sites do not care where you are, so technical professionals in Yemen, Libya, Gaza and other locations limited by conflict or political circumstances who have web access, time and a desire to learn…

Writing for Wikipedia

One way that you can contribute to the wider world without traveling is by writing and editing Wikipedia pages. To do so, you need web access, time, and knowledge of your topic – or an ability to research it effectively. The online encyclopedia Wikipedia is often referred to as an “open-source” project because it is…

TechWomen Alumnae Organization Bylaws Revised

With thanks to Patricia Bovan who drafted the first version of the Bylaws of the TechWomen Alumnae Organization, on 1 March 2016, the Alumnae Council approved a revised Bylaws of the TechWomen Alumnae Organization, drafted by Katy Dickinson. Changes included: Adding the Fellows to the Mentors / IIE TechWomen / State Department TechWomen as regular members of…

Best Mentoring Practices Panel – for Women’s Day

On 10 March 2016, the TechWomen Alumnae Council and Ericsson’s Women in Leadership presented a panel on Best Mentoring Practices in the Silicon Valley (in San Jose) California to celebrate International Women’s Day. Audrey Simpson (TechWomen Alumnae Council Co-Chair) hosted the event. The video is available for public viewing. Introductions to Ericsson and Mentoring were…

Discussion: Supporting TechWomen Fellows in Conflict Zones

One of the scheduled topics on 12 February 2016 during the TechWomen Jordan Delegation’s Unconference at the Dead Sea was called “Supporting TechWomen Fellows in Conflict Zones”.  Katy Dickinson (TechWomen Mentor, Founder, Mentoring Standard, member of the TechWomen Alumnae Council) chaired the discussion. The group of nine TechWomen Fellows, Mentors, and supporters from the Middle East and…