techgirls at MicrosoftThe TechGirls Program selection process is conducted by the US Embassy in each participating country. If you are a prospective applicant, please go to the US Embassy website in your country for more information on applying to TechGirls.

Age requirement:  15-17  years old.

Four girls  from each of the following countries are selected: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon,  Morocco, Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia. 

English  fluency  is a plus.

When asked – What career would you like to pursue? …their responses included:

  • Telecommunications
  • Pharmacists
  • Genetic Engineering, Physics and Computer science
  • Cardiologist
  • Computer engineering,
  • Community Development
  • Electrical engineering
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Medical engineer- x-ray technician
  • Medicine
  • Architectural engineering,
  • App designer and professional programmer
  • Software and Hardware developer and designer
  • Invent like Steve jobs. Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates
  • Biotech engineer
  • Astrophysicist or psychology
  • Creator of technology to promote use of renewable energy

When asked: What two words describe you?...the responses included:women in technology

  • Ambitious, modern, responsible, diligent
  • Friendly, open-minded, dreamer, sociable
  • Hard worker, strong willed, enthusiastic
  • Perseverance, determined, honest, just
  • Team player, curious, smart, fun
  • Charismatic, and a leader

TechGirls seeks  families in the Roanoke, VA area to host 1-2 participants for a weekend. This is a time to  share family activities and sightseeing. More information about  this hospitality opportunity.