Secretary of State Hilary Clinton will honor 37 women from the Middle East today, along with their American mentors that participated in TechWomen, an initiative that harnesses the power of technology and international exchanges as a means to empower women and girls worldwide.
The program brought women from Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and the Palestinian Territories to the United States for a five-week mentorship with 24 U.S.-based technology companies. Later this year, the U.S. mentors will travel to the Middle East to conduct workshops for women in the technology sector and girls interesting in pursuing a tech-based career.
Twenty four technology companies in Silicon Valley and the Greater San Francisco Bay Area are serving as mentors. They include:
- Adobe Systems, Inc.
- Carnegie Mellon University – Silicon Valley
- Cisco Systems
- Intel Corporation
- Internet Systems Consortium
- Juniper Networks
- mPay Connect
- Newcomb Anderson McCormic
- Northgate Environment Management, Inc.
- Parallel Earth
- SAP Labs