Washington, DC (STL.News) – The US Department of State released the following statement:
One hundred and eight women leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields from Africa, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia will arrive in the United States on September 28 for the TechWomen 2019 exchange program, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Through mentorships with U.S. women leaders in STEM fields, the TechWomen participants will strengthen business ties and build stronger professional networks to advance their work and benefit their communities. Upon their return home, participants will encourage more women and girls to pursue STEM careers.
The participants will spend five weeks collaborating with 40 U.S. private sector companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley before convening in Washington, D.C. The leaders will return home to implement their action plans and join other program alumnae to serve as mentors themselves to women and girls in their communities.
The 2019 companies include: 23andMe, Adobe, Airbnb, Autodesk, BigCommerce, Cahill Contractors Inc., Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Druva, Glassdoor, GoDaddy, Google, Juniper Networks, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LinkedIn, Lyft, Microsoft, Mozilla, Northgate Environmental Management, Okta, One Medical, Pacific Gas & Electric, Qualcomm, Salesforce.com, San Francisco Department of the Environment, Splunk, SS&C Advent, SunPower, SurveyMonkey, Symantec, Synopsys, Twitch, Twitter, UC Berkeley, CITRIS Foundry, Unity Technologies, University of California, San Francisco, Veritas, VMware, Wells Fargo, Zenefits, and Zume.