The U.S. Embassy in Beirut is pleased to announce the 2022 TechWomen program, an U.S. Department of State’s Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau (ECA) initiative. TechWomen promotes development in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to enable women to reach their full potential. Approximately 113 professional women working in STEM fields from 21 countries in North Africa and the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South and Central Asia will travel to the United States in February 2022 for an intensive exchange focused on promoting collaboration in science and technology. Women should select one of six tracks: information technology, green technology, science, internet, biotechnology, or telecommunications when applying.
Click here for more information on the 2022 TechWomen program including eligibility criteria and application instructions. Applications should be completed and submitted online no later than May 5, 2021. The TechWomen program prioritizes the health and safety of the 2022 Emerging Leaders, mentors, and host company partners, and ECA is taking all necessary steps to ensure both a safe and successful program can be delivered. While the plan is for an in-person program for TechWomen 2022, program details are subject to change based on the latest health regulations, guidelines, and best practices. For the latest information on TechWomen-related COVID-19 updates, please click here. If circumstances do not allow for an in-person program, the program will be adapted to a virtual setting. Please read more about the 2020-2021 virtual program here.
As with all U.S. Embassy-sponsored programs, the U.S. government pays for all major expenses, including roundtrip airfare, shared accommodation during the program, meals and health insurance. Competition is merit-based and candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, age, and/or physical impairment.