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Siena – Creating My Own Way

Siena, TechGirls 2023, Honduras My friend and fellow 2023 TechGirl Keona quoted Coldplay during her speech at the Department of State. “You’re a sky full of stars”, she said. Remembering her words still makes me shed a tear and most importantly, it makes me believe that the world is full of potential – we just Read More »

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Allison – Embracing Global Citizenship

Allison, TechGirls 2022, USA  Going into TechGirls, I never could have imagined what this program would begin to mean to me. As a girl who had never been overseas before, I used to dream about foreign countries. But they weren’t real to me until TechGirls. There, I met people who had been born and raised Read More »

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Erin – Opening Doors and Inspiring Youth

Erin, TechGirls 2022, Indonesia TechGirls was another door in the long, long journey of my life. It might have been only three weeks, but it sure felt like a giant leap for me. Those three weeks gave me years worth of experience. I made friends from all over the world, I met so many remarkable Read More »

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Britney – Fired Up and Ready to Make An Impact

Britney, TechGirls 2022, Cameroon Coming back from the TechGirls program in 2022, I was so fired up to take giant strides. With the guidance of the TechGirls RAs, program facilitators, and my Local Engagement Coordinator, I received maximum support to start “NewFangled Education”. NewFangled Education is an initiative put in place to empower young people Read More »

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The 2023 TechGirls Program

A TechGirls dressed in cultural attire representing their home countries.

The 2023 TechGirls program was nothing short of memorable! 125 TechGirls from all over the world participated in the 2023 TechGirls program, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State (DOS). After diligently completing their applications in December 2022 and waiting for submission updates, finalists finally received notifications and preparations began for their arrival in Read More »

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Sawsane – Pushing Past My Own Limitations

Sawsane smiling in front of shrubbery

Sawsane, TechGirls 2022, Algeria I sent my application to the TechGirls program in the very last hours before the application deadline. Can you guess why? Because I thought: so many amazing girls are going to apply, and there is nothing special about me, so why would they choose me? Yet, I made it. I had Read More »

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The 2023 TechGirls Capstone Event: Memories and Motivation

Kuralay from Kazakhstan gives her speech as her fellow TechGirls speakers look on

On the sunlit morning of Monday, July 31, 2023, the 2023 TechGirls – 125 young women from 36 countries and territories – gathered together at the U.S. Department of State (DOS) dressed in their best attire for the program’s official Capstone event.  During the past three weeks of this summer exchange funded by the Bureau Read More »

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