Girls and Women Technological Empowerment Organisation Founder, Damilola Asaleye, selected as a TechWoman 2020-2021 Emerging Leader

Damilola Asaleye, Founder and Executive Director of Girls and Women Technological Empowerment Organisation has been selected as a TechWomen Emerging Leader for the TechWomen 2020 – 2021 program. With more than 3,929 incredibly competitive cycle applications submitted for the #TechWomen20_21 program. Damilola emerged as one of 108 women ultimately selected to participate in the program. Damilola was selected for the TechWomen program and award because of her potential to create new initiatives, mentor women and girls in her home country and become a change agent in her community .

TechWomen is an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.

Through mentorship and exchange program, TechWomen strengthens Emerging Leaders’ professional capacity, provides access to the networks, resources, and knowledge that will empower participants to reach their full potential.  

The #TechWomen20_21 program will include a robust period of virtual mentorship and engagement throughout fall of 2020, followed by in-person program in the San Francisco Bay Area in Spring of 2021.