State’s TechWomen Program Taking Applications

The Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is now accepting online applications from women in selected countries for the TechWomen initiative.

The TechWomen initiative is an international exchange that uses technology as a means to empower women and girls worldwide. Candidates can apply now through February 15, 2012, at

Launched by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011, TechWomen builds on her vision of “smart power” diplomacy. It embraces the full range of diplomatic tools, in this case technology, to bring people together for greater understanding and empower women and girls worldwide.

TechWomen partners with the Institute of International Education and the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. It is a public-private partnership in which more than 20 leading U.S. companies participated by hosting international mentees during the 2011 inaugural program.

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