POWER Presents the Women Tech Founders Program in partnership with Google's Women Techmakers

Women Tech Founders Program in Middle East and North Africa

Google's Women Techmakers and the U.S. Department of State, through the Providing Opportunities for Women’s Economic Rise (POWER) Initiative have partnered to host the Women Tech Founders Program.


This program will provide women tech entrepreneurs from across the Middle East and North Africa region technical skills training from Google’s tech and start up experts, and help build a network of future tech changemakers in the region.


The program will be facilitated in English and will draw applicants mainly from Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE.


In addition, a select number of applicants from the region, outside of Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE, will also be selected as Women Tech Founders ambassadors to participate in the program and serve as tech changemakers in expanding the program to the Middle East and North Africa region.


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Applications will open March 8, 2021. Finalists will be announced in April 2021. Applicants should be availible to attend all four sessions.



About the Program

About the Program

Sessions will be tailored to participants’ skillsets to enable them to leverage technology in expanding their businesses, connect with counterparts in the United States, and collaborate with other leading women in tech in the region and the United States.Join us on May 17th, 2021 for the launch event with guest speakers from the private and public sectors. This event is open to the public.


About the Program

Program Timeline

During each session, participants will work toward building a tech founders community amongst themselves by engaging with peers and sharing their stories of their entrepreneurial journey. Selected finalists will be invited to participate in technical training sessions that will run through the month of May:

  • Lanch Event: May 17th, 2021 (Open to the public)

  • Session 1: May 18th, 2021 (Finalists Only)

  • Session 2: May 24th, 2021 (Finalists Only)

  • Session 3: June 1st, 2021 (Finalists Only)

  • Session 4: June 8th, 2021 (Finalists Only)


About the Program

About the Women Techmakers Program

Women Techmakers is dedicated to helping all women thrive in tech through community, visibility, and resources. Our Women Techmakers community is made up of more than 200,000 women across 190 countries with 900 Ambassadors committed to sustaining gender equity in tech. Our vision is to build economic opportunity for women through technology. Learn more at Womentechmakers.com.


About the POWER Initiative

Providing Opportunities for Women’s Economic Rise (POWER) Initiative works with the private sector and utilizes diplomatic resources in support of women’s economic participation. Led by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, POWER has reached women in over 20 countries and engaged dozens of U.S. private sector entities. Learn more at: https://www.state.gov/womens-economic-empowerment 


Program Benefits


Equity-free support


Exclusive invitations to technical bootcamps hosted by Google


Personalized mentorship and technical support from Google experts


The opportunity to provide feedback to Google product teams


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