This afternoon, long-time TechWomen mentor and supporter Shannon McElyea generously hosted a potluck garden party for mentors and STEM Emerging Leaders from the Middle East and Africa. The TechWomen ELs have been in America just a few days – going on tours and discussing their plans in workshops. This was one of their first purely social events – and for many, their first-ever potluck. The American custom of building a meal around whatever food each person wants to contribute took some explaining but we all had a good time.
During this next month, I will be the Professional Mentor for Seham Jaafreh from Jordan – working together at Everwise. Everwise has already posted a blog post welcoming the TechWomen – as has the US State Department. Lucy Keoni will be working with Seham and me as Seham’s Cultural Mentor. The three of us were delighted to meet today and are enjoying planning many activities and visits in the San Francisco Bay Area.
John and I drove four lovely and lively Emerging Leaders from Zimbabwe back to their hotel after the party.
Images Copyright 2014 by Katy Dickinson