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…

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…

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…