Medellin, Colombia, July 18-25, 2020 

Tech2Empower Colombia is a unique opportunity to learn about and contribute to girls’ education, and to support, advise and connect with women social entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their community. At the same time, Advisors will make new friends, build your professional network, and explore the rich culture of Colombia.


Program overview:

Tech2Empower Advisors provide hands-on project support and customized trainings to women and girls in the communities we visit. This is a unique volunteer opportunity for individuals working in tech, communications, finance and business to share their professional skills to amplify the work of women social entrepreneurs and to engage with the next generation of women leaders, by advancing girls' education and by hosting a tech fair for young women. 

Tech2Empower Colombia Advisors will have the opportunity to:

  • Work in teams to coach and co-create (systems, strategies, plans, digital collateral) with local women social entrepreneurs.

  • 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.

Take a peak on our program agenda:

Trip Details 

◍ Dates: July 18-25, 2020. 
◍ Location:  Medellín, Colombia. 
◍ Advisors commitment & contribution:

  • Participate in 3 preparatory webinars in the month prior to the program;

  • Be open to exploring new perspectives and sharing skills and expertise; 

  • Provide a tax deductible donation of $4,850 (covered by Advisor and/or employers).

*Does not include: flights, airport transfers, visa costs, alcohol and personal incidentals.

◍ Does your company offer matching or volunteer time-off programs? 

Many employers cover or match costs for professional development + volunteerism and provide paid time off. Please note that hotel costs are not typically eligible for matching.  

The Advisor contribution includes:

local transportation

Local transportation, meals & hotel rooms for 8 nights


Contribution to the costs of the local community events


Meetings with experts on women's role in Colombian society

site visits

Volunteer work 
& meetings

hands on

Hands-on project work and facilitation opportunities

community and school

Community and
 school events

local partners

Support participation of local partners

pre departure

Pre-departure preparation, materials and orientation


Site visits + Historical and cultural activities and sightseeing

Community Partners

WAKE always works with local partner organizations to ensure our partners and participants experience a positive, impactful and demand-driven collaboration with our Tech2Empower team. We will work with a diverse range of local NGOs, women social entrepreneurs, and universities in Medellín that offer STEM courses for women and support women’s leadership.

Tech2Empower Colombia Focus Areas

Impact Challenge_Colombia
T2E Day for Girls_Colombia

Help us amplify the voices and impact of women entrepreneurs and girls through Tech2Empower.

If you are interested in getting involved with WAKE, please reach us at 
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