BY EMEKA AGINAM
The United States of America Vice President’s wife, Jill Biden, has recognised a Nigerian woman, Saze Osayande, who was among the 78 women that gathered in Washington DC in the US, from across the world to take part in a five-week technology training organised by TechWomen, an initiative of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
TechWomen, launched by former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton in 2011, supports the United States’ global commitment toward advancing the rights and participation of women and girls around the world by enabling them to reach their full potential in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
Mrs. Biden who was at the training session to mentor the women, posted her encounter with Saze on her blog shortly after the training session.
Saze who spoke to newsmen on her five weeks training experience in US, said she applied for the training, since TechWomen affords participants the great opportunity to learn from some of the brightest minds in technology as well as about rising trends in other emerging economies.
“I am also excited about experiencing Silicon Valley from the inside, ” she said.