Yesterday was a very full day for the 42 TechWomen visiting California from the Middle East and North Africa. Audrey Van Belleghem (NetApp Director, Strategic Programs) invited a group of us to tour the NetApp Sunnyvale campus – seeing the data center and sharing lunch. Then, a group of TechWomen went to visit the Stanford University campus, while others started driving south to visit Disneyland, Hollywood, and Universal Studios for the weekend.
Last night, two dozen mentors, mentees, and Anita Borg Institute program staff gathered at the Muslim Community Association in Santa Clara. I worked with the MCA Outreach group to set up this event. MCA generously hosted the dinner and welcomed the TechWomen into their community. Three of the TechWomen (two mentors and a mentee) had gone to the same Engineering school in Alexandria, Egypt, and had fun catching up with each other over dinner.
Images Copyright 2012 by Katy Dickinson