Bully Pulpit Interactive to Host TechGirls; Help Empower Girls through Technology
This summer, Bully Pulpit Interactive is excited to host several TechGirls from Middle Eastern countries and the Palestinian Territories. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by Legacy International, the TechGirls program provides girls from Middle East and North Africa with the knowledge and resources to pursue higher education and careers in technology.
Organizations and private sector companies play an important role in connecting and supporting the next generation of women in technology by providing them with a foundation of skills, experience, and networks that can lead to future career opportunities in technology back in their home communities. By helping to host the TechGirls, BPI hopes that the next generation of female innovators will experience what it is like to work for a top technology company, while making incredible personal contacts that could help them to compete in an often male dominated field.
TechGirls was first announced in 2011 on the heels of the successful first year of TechWomen, a mentoring program that pairs emerging female leaders with top American women in the technology sector.
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs promotes mutual understanding between Americans and people from around the world through a wide range of academic, cultural, private sector, professional and sports exchange programs. These international exchanges engage youth, students, educators, artists, athletes and emerging leaders from the United States and nearly 170 countries. Alumni of these exchanges comprise over one million people around the world, including more than 50 Nobel Laureates and more than 350 current or former heads of state and government.