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

Women Tech Founders Program in Middle East and North Africa

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


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





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Program finalists will be selected through a competitive application process that will be open from April 4 to April 30, 2022, with the first program session held on June 7, 2022.

Apply through the Google Form Application.


About the Program

About the Program

Fifty finalists will receive training on both tech and business development concepts with the opportunity to gain insights and mentorship from Google’s experts. Sessions will be tailored to participants’ skillsets to enable them to leverage technology to expand their businesses. Interspersed between technical sessions will be community building sessions that allow participants to network and collaborate with other leading women in tech in the region, as well as the United States, and U.S. government officials. All program sessions will be virtual and will be conducted in English.


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 and networking sessions

  •  April 4th Application opens 
  • April 30th Application closes
  • May 24th Founder Announcement
  • June 7th Welcome, Session 1 (Finalists Only)
  • June 13th-17th Networking Session
  • June 21st Session 2 (Finalists Only)
  • June 27th-July 1st Networking Session
  • July 5th Session 3
  • July 11th-15th Networking Session 
  • July 19th Session 4 (Finalists Only)
  • July 19th Graduation


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 

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