Women and Girls in STEM: New Mentorship Programme launched in Azerbaijan

January 25, 2021

Baku, 25 January 2021 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new mentorship programme for women and girls in Azerbaijan interested to pursue a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The programme was launched with the technical support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The main goal of the programme is to help equip young female professionals and students working or studying in the field of STEM with tools and advice they need to address challenges they face.

The Mentorship Programme is open to all STEM students enrolled in university, young women professionals and women who are about to start a career in STEM.

All mentors are selected from a pool of national and international professionals with over 5 years of experience in the STEM fields, startup founders and scientists.

The programme lasts 9 months and is free of charge. Good working knowledge of English language is desired.

All interested candidates and mentors who wish to take part in the programme are encouraged to send their CVs and motivation letter (maximum 500 words) to leyla.seyidzade@undp.org.

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For media inquiries, please contact Dilara Umudova, Communications Officer for UNDP in Azerbaijan at dilara.umudova@undp.org.