The 90 TechWomen 2016 Fellows returned to their 19 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. After a very busy month in the San Francisco Bay Area and a week in Washington DC, they have been been reconnecting with home and family. Some of us mentors in the Silicon Valley have continued working remotely with our mentees since we last saw them in Washington DC. Two groups with whom I have actively continued to work are Team Tunisia (the development group of six from Tunis, plus three TechWomen mentors), and the TechWomen 2016 Fellows who have become Certified Mentors with my company, Mentoring Standard.
Team Tunisia has met remotely twice already and is busily developing plans, branding, and social media for WAKTECH. WAKTECH will developing a software application plus community system to improve public transport in Tunis. Our team won one of the TechWomen Pitch Day seed grants last month and we are now looking for additional sources of funding and support. While we were in Washington DC, Team Tunisia was able to meet His Excellency Fayçal Gouia, Tunisia’s Ambassador to the United States. We brought along our TechWomen trophy to show him!
12 TechWomen 2016 Fellows have completed the submissions required to become Certified Mentors after returning home. They have demonstrated that they hold the following three qualities:
- Significant Mentoring History.
- Good Reputation.
- Respectable Professional Experience.
Congratulations and welcome to:
|Engy Abdalla||Architect & Interior Designer, TechWomen 2016 Fellow||Alexandria, Egypt|
|Yousra Anwar Abdelhady||Independent Trainer, TechWomen 2016 Fellow||Alexandria, Egypt|
|Chioma Hannah Ezedi||Programmer, Abububakar Tafawa Balewa University, TechWomen 2016 Fellow||Bauchi, Nigeria|
|Yelena Filipchik||Sales Intelligence Manager, PepsiCo, TechWomen 2016 Fellow||Almaty, Kazakhstan|
|Habsatou Nadia||Project Engineer, Cameroon Telecommunication, TechWomen 2016 Fellow||Yaounde, Cameroon|
|Kitio Tsamo Arielle||Founder: WIT, Computer Science Lecturer Assistant: University of Yaounde 1, TechWomen 2016 Fellow||Yaounde, Cameroon|
|Diana Hasan Nassar||Product Manager: souq.com, TechWomen 2016 Fellow||Amman, Jordan|
|Estelle Ndedi-Nzalli||Computer Sciences Engineer, Information Technology Department,
Ingenieris, TechWomen 2016 Fellow
|Dr. Francisca Onaolapo Oladipo||Professor, Federal University Lokoja, TechWomen 2016 Fellow||Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria|
|Gulshnar Salpykova||IT Specialist, Transtelecom JSC, TechWomen 2016 Fellow||Astana, Kazakhstan|
|Yomna Emad Saleh||Business & Innovation Consultant: Innovety, TechWomen 2016 Fellow||Cairo, Egypt|
|Nazira Sheraly||CEO, Agroholding Jashyl Charba, TechWomen 2016 Fellow||Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic|
I am very proud of all of them! More information about each of these remarkable mentors is on Mentoring Standard’s Honor Roll.
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