As a TechGirl, you commit to 8 months of leadership training and join an alumni network of TechWomen and TechGirls that will support you as you plan your higher education, careers and community based projects.
- Challenge themselves with new questions and concepts
- Learn coding and tech skills from enthusiastic university professors
- Network with influential industry leaders
- Discover their own innovative leadership style
- Create meaningful friendships with young women from all over the MENA region and the USA
- Explore the diverse communities of Washington, D.C. and southwest Virginia
- Inspire the next generation of women and girls in their home countries
Your U.S. program begins with group international travel with your fellow participants from your country with a flight escort. Meeting all the other young women selected from across your region is the first inspiring element to the program.
Legacy International staff provides 24-hour supervision and a safe and secure environment.
2021 Program Flow for Central Asian and MENA TechGirls
|These plans are subject to adjustment pending review of evolving best practices related to COVID-19.
July 3-5, 2021 Washington DC: Leadership Development Clinics and Women in Tech Panel discussions
July 6-22, 2021 Virginia Tech Campus, Blacksburg Virginia: Join 20 US teens for four technical instruction class options plus meetings with a variety of department leaders conducting cutting edge research. These courses include existing classes in Java Programming and Cybersecurity. Additional in-demand courses under discussion are Business Information Technologies and Data and Model Based Analytics.
This timeframe also includes the following program activities:
|July 23-29, 2021 Washington DC: NASA Visit, Tour of the nation’s capitol, final action planning, capstone event, Women in STEM Career Day with D.C. Job Shadow Hosts and TechWomen|
|July 30, 2021 – Departure Day|
Back at Home (August-January)
Community action plans: During the program, each leader develops an action plan to transfer skills and knowledge back home. Projects have included – starting a Tech Club at school, offering training to classmates, helping local business by designing a website, creating an on-line dialogue forum with friends, blogging, organizing tech career fairs at their school.