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Select Global Women in Tech (SGWIT)
SelectUSA Tech programming features a series geared towards international female founders, entrepreneurs, and executives in the tech sector, called the Select Global Women in Tech (SGWIT) Mentorship Network.

Select Global Women in Tech


The Select Global Women in Tech (SGWIT) Program aims to promote American competitiveness and technology leadership by attracting talented women leaders in emerging technology sectors to spur economic growth and innovation, as well as to support women’s economic empowerment globally. The program is geared toward international women founders, entrepreneurs, and executives in the tech sector. 

The SGWIT Mentorship Network is a year-long program that formally launches at the Investment Summit and introduces international women tech entrepreneurs to the U.S. market with the support of SelectUSA’s traditional data and counseling services as well as community, learning, and networking opportunities.  

SGWIT Mentorship Network participants have access to:  

  • An experienced mentor from the U.S. startup ecosystem as an informational resource on challenges in scaling, promoting, fundraising, and establishing a business in the United States,
  • An exclusive networking platform to connect with the SGWIT Community,
  • SelectUSA data and counseling services,
  • Educational content, webinars, workshops, and virtual events, and networking opportunities, including but not limited to the annual SelectUSA Investment Summit.

Participants in the Select Global Women in Tech Mentorship Network will be grouped into pods for group mentoring and informational support throughout the year-long program. The application includes more information about how to express interest in a one-on-one mentorship opportunity, which has limited availability.  

Mentors will be selected from across the U.S. startup ecosystem based on their interest in supporting women-run businesses and their expertise in supporting tech startups on their U.S. investment and expansion journeys. SGWIT applicants identify as women, and participate in the program as representatives of foreign-based tech startups with plans for U.S. expansion.