Traveling with an organized group

I realize I haven’t written much about my trip with TechWomen to Jordan, and it’s been nearly two months since I returned.  Part of that is because we experienced so much and had so little time to process any of those experiences.  The rest is because things have been a bit busy around here. Recently,…

Mentoring Monday(?)

What is Mentoring? This was one (of many) questions that we tried to answer during the TechWomen visit to the Princess Sumaya University of Technology during our trip to Jordan. Mentoring is a relationship with someone who sees your potential, can give you some (often much needed) perspective, who wants you to succeed, and who doesn’t have…

Floating in the Dead Sea & the Jordan River

On the TechWomen Jordan trip, we had one free day.  By “free” I mean one day where we could choose to go see some of the sights Jordan has to offer or to lounge around our hotel. I chose to go see some of the sights, so this meant that I started my free day…

Playing tourist in Jerash

Today our delegation group woke up early to tour Jerash and went shopping.  After all, shopping is one of the most favored TechWomen past times 🙂 After a huge breakfast that partly consisted of ful, a local bean dish, and gathering everyone in the lobby of our hotel (no small feat) and a 45 minute…

Welcome to San Francisco International Airport

Here we are at San Francisco International  Airport, waiting for our flight from SFO -> CDG ->AMM.  To kick off our journey to the MENA region, Lisa, one of the other mentors, bought some Nuts and Chews from See’s Candies (an SF specialty) to share.  Yum! Because the week has been pretty busy with trying…