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…

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”…

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…

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…