In June 2011, TechWomen launched with 37 participants from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and the Palestinian Territories. In 2012, the program expanded to include women from Tunisia and Yemen.
In 2013, the cohort doubled in size with the addition of women from Cameroon, Kenya, Libya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Zimbabwe. In 2015, expanded to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The 2017 TechWomen program included women from Pakistan. TechWomen empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, 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. Through mentorship and exchange, TechWomen strengthens participants’ professional capacity, increases mutual understanding between key networks of professionals, and expands girls’ interest in STEM careers by exposing them to female role models.
TechWomen Nigeria Alumni Association
To Grow a community of Nigerian women in STEM, through mentorship, support and capacity strengthing .
TechWomen Alumni Association is a community of Nigeria’s Techwomen who are recipients of the TechWomen Award from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. TechWomen empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
We stand committed to providing the following for Nigeria women and STEM women around the world:
- To provide mentorship and exchange opportunities for women and girls;
- To strengthen the capacity of female professionals;
- To increase mutual understanding between key networks of professionals;
- To expands girls’ interest in STEM careers by exposing them to female role models; and
- To provide the platform for Leveraging Mentorship Opportunities.