NetApp is proud to have been selected as a TechWomen professional mentor company for the second consecutive year. The TechWomen program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is an international exchange that uses technology as a means to empower women in the Middle East and North Africa. TechWomen brings 42 women working in the technology sector to the United States for a 5-week mentoring program with their American counterparts. Participants are selected from applicants from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, and Yemen.
This year’s TechWomen participants arrived in San Francisco on September 5, 2012. The following day mentors and emerging leaders attended a workshop and orientation hosted by Oracle, where they met for the first time. After a review of technical project goals and a weekend of unpacking and sightseeing, host companies received their emerging leaders on site to begin 3 weeks of full-time work and research.
For NetApp, supporting TechWomen aligns with our desire to contribute as a global corporate citizen. NetApp supports strategic partnerships that help make our global communities better, stronger, and more vibrant places in which to live, work, and do business.
To demonstrate first-hand the concepts of a green data center and storage-efficient technologies, NetApp will host a luncheon and tour of our Sunnyvale campus and data center on Friday, September 21. Additionally, the emerging leaders will meet with NetApp experts to discuss strategic planning, technology trends, virtualization, and data management.