SVForum Tech Women SIG encourages women and men who support the advancement of women in technology to help create an environment of empowerment for women and girls to achieve results beyond their wildest expectations. We are building a community of professionals, entrepreneurs, students and investors who seek to grow, innovate and explore possibilities for women in technology. Between programs this community stays connected through online blogs and social media groups. Hosted by a different firm (at a different location) eight times each year, these evening events provide an opportunity for in-person networking. Our program content varies, covering new technology, industry and investment trends, as well as professional development activities. In addition, we also host special events targeting middle and high school girls which allow members of our group to get personally involved in engaging these girls in hands-on activities designed to get them interested in science, technology, engineering and math- preparing them for careers in technology. TechWomen TechWomen is a professional mentorship and exchange program funded by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program brings 38 technical women, aged 25–42, from the Middle East and North Africa to the United States for a five-week mentoring program at technology companies in Silicon Valley. The initiative is administered by the Institute of International Education, in partnership with the Institute for Women and Technology. Global concerns about current and future roles of women in computing occupations gained more importance with the emerging information age. These concerns motivated public policy debates addressing gender equality as computer applications exerted increasing influence in society. This dialog helped to expand information technology.