Friday, March 4, 2011

Signal Boost: TechWomen is Seeking Mentors

TechWomen, a new initiative sponsored by the US State Department, is looking for Mentors. Here's an excerpt from the Anita Borg Institute press release:
Palo Alto, CA, March 1, 2011 — The U.S. Department of State’s TechWomen initiative is now accepting cultural and technical mentors for its cutting-edge international exchange program that will bring the power of global business, technology, and education together to empower women and girls. TechWomen will pair female mentors from Silicon Valley with 38 women from communities with predominantly Muslim populations. These “TechWomen” will participate in a professional mentorship and exchange program at leading technology companies beginning in June 2011. Mentor applications are open until March 25, 2011; access the application for both technical and cultural mentors here. TechWomen is a public-private partnership in conjunction with the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and the Institute of International Education.
If you're interested in participating, you can learn more about the program here. It sounds like it could be a lot of fun!


  1. Why are they only seeking mentors in Silicon Valley?

  2. I'm not sure, but I suspect if you wrote them they'd be happy to tell you. Very friendly bunch, ABI is.