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Advisor Application for Tech2Empower Peru

What is Tech2Empower Peru?

Tech2Empower Peru is a unique volunteer opportunity for women working in tech, communications and finance to share their professional skills in support of social and gender justice, all while traveling, making new friends, learning and having fun!

In October 2018, a team of Tech2Empower Advisors will travel to Peru to learn about women's entrepreneurship, women's rights and girls' education. Our volunteer team will provide mentorship, training, and skills-sharing with local women entrepreneurs, as well as to activists and leaders from women’s rights NGOs and girls' schools.


Tech2Empower Advisors will have the opportunity to:

  • Work in teams to coach and co-create (systems, strategies, plans, digital collateral) with local women entrepreneurs 
  • Learn about women's and indigenous rights in Peru directly from leaders in the field
  • Learn from and share skills with women's rights leaders 
  • Mentor young women and girls in career, leadership and tech
  • Participate in site visits with local women's organizations
  • Build meaningful connections with like-minded women working locally and internationally
  • Learn about local history, visit landmarks and participate in cultural enrichment activities
  • Learn new technology, training, communications and leadership skills from trainings led by fellow Advisors

Trip Details

Location: Cusco, Peru
Dates: October 20 - 26, 2018
Partners: WAKE and local entrepreneurs, NGOs and schools

Volunteer Advisor contribution: $4,100 covered by Advisor and/or her employer 
Tech2Empower Advisors: women working in diverse fields who contribute their skills and expertise to support entrepreneurs, women's rights organizations and conduct tech, communications and career sessions with young women and girls.  

Contribution of $4,100* includes:

  • Pre-departure volunteer preparation, materials and orientation
  • Site visits, volunteer work + meetings 
  • Support and preparation for volunteer roles
  • Historical and cultural events and sightseeing
  • Local group transportation, hotels and group meals
  • Interpretation services
  • Travel insurance

*Does not include: flights, airport transfers in home country, visa costs, alcohol and personal incidentals. Many employers cover or match costs for professional development + volunteerism and provide paid time off. 
 

Advisor Application + Selection Timeline

  • Application deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Advisor virtual interviews: through June 8
  • Selection notification: June 11
  • Trip contribution deposit ($750) due: June 18

Tech2Empower is an initiative of WAKE, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco. We are committed to making Tech2Empower a rich, rewarding and meaningful experience for Advisors and local participants. The WAKE team will provide assistance with all aspects of the Tech2Empower trip. WAKE will provide relevant materials, background information and ongoing support to ensure Advisors are well-prepared for their roles, meet amazing women and girls and have unique learning and volunteer experiences.



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