TechWomen: 1st Day at State Department

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The TechWomen 78 emerging leaders from 16 countries in Africa and the Middle East, and the Silicon Valley mentors visited the US State Department here in Washington DC today. The mentors heard an interesting presentation by Lesley Fair, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, while the mentees were at a closing workshop. This was followed by a program feedback session (for which I was one of the table facilitators).

This evening we enjoyed a lively reception at the National Museum of Women in the Arts with Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of America. After all of the official events, a group of us went out to the Kabob House where we ate a late supper of Afghan food, followed by Baklava with green tea and cardamom. We took turns singing our national anthems to each other – American, Egyptian, Mexican, Indian, Algerian, Tunisian – much to our own amusement.

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Images Copyright 2013 by Katy Dickinson

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