TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the United States for a mentorship and exchange program. MIGHTYminnow, a woman owned technology business, created their original one page website, two redesigned websites, and the online system that allow emerging leaders to apply for the mentorship programs in the U.S.

A little history

In 2010, our long time clients at the Institute for International Education (IIE) contacted us about creating a new website to showcase the TechWomen program introduced by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. When we got the go ahead to start work on the project, there were already some pressing deadlines. Within 24 hours of starting our agreement, we had custom designed and developed a one page website introducing the program. We then immediately started work on version two of the site, as well as the first online application for prospective TechWomen mentees. We architected and programmed the custom web application to collect applicant data, recommendations, educational and job histories and personal essays. We also developed a robust back end for the application to help the TechWomen team sort and review applicants. This application was launched in December of 2010.

In the years since that launch, MIGHTYminnow has partnered with the TechWomen team each year to enhance and update the online application for a new crop of applicants. The latest round of applications closed in February of 2103.

May 2 of 2013, we launched a new and redesigned core website for the program which includes new content, an integrated blog (which was previously separate from the site), and a beautful new graphic design.

We are proud of all of the work we have done for TechWomen, and we are proud of the TechWomen team for creating and sustaining this amazing program.

It has been such a pleasure working with Kristin and her team on the TechWomen website. Their attention to detail, design savvy, and forward thinking have helped us transform our website into something we are quite proud of. More than anything, Kristin’s spirit makes what could be a daunting process creative and fun! I would recommend MIGHTYminnow to anyone looking to design a unique and custom-tailored website. They are simply the best!

Arezoo Miot
Institute of International Education


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