(via TheMarySue) In 2011 Hillary Clinton announced an exchange program for women tech leaders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the US, and after a successful first run, a new program has been started for young tech-savvy women aged 15-17.
The TechGirls Exchange Program, which will take place in the summer of 2012, will bring 25 girls from the MENA region to the US for three to five weeks. A similar program has also been announced for Jerusalem.
This is pretty awesome. While the original program sounds more like a true exchange, this sounds simply like bringing young women from the MENA region to the United States. I certainly hope it’s a true exchange, because there are a lot of benefits to spending time abroad, but like I said, that’s unclear to me at this time.
But, yeah. Neat!