“We have mentored 46 women emerging leaders from 20 countries in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through the program,” said Reshma Singh, TechWomen mentor and alumni council member. “We are the only national lab that the emerging leaders work with, and they take their new skills and connections back to their countries where they are leading the charge in STEM, and preparing the next generation of girls and women in technology, magnifying the impact”
“We wanted a site to tell their stories,” said Mary Weigel, who developed the site. “The impact these women make when they return home is so valuable, and we want to use the website to showcase the importance of the program. We also hope to increase the number of mentors.”
Lab staff can be part of the change by participating in the selection process and mentoring as professional or cultural mentors, or impact coaches. There will be a request for evaluators and mentors later in the summer. Learn more at the new website, techwomen.lbl.gov.
Although Covid paused in-person programming for the past few years, TechWomen is expanding, diversifying its geographical imprint in the U.S. beyond the San Francisco Bay Area to Chicago starting this year. Recently a delegation made a trip to Morocco, the first in-person journey of this kind since 2020.