mentor(SHE:)

MENTORING

“Men vastly outnumber women as managers and senior leaders, so when they avoid, ice out, or exclude women, we pay the price ”
– Sheryl Sandberg

Mentoring is vital to the success and retention of women working in tech. We all benefit when someone shows us the ropes and sponsors us for new opportunities.
With only 28% of women in the tech sector (compared to 44% in other industries) mentoring offers a solution to help women overcome barriers to a successful and fulfilling career. 
The VIC ICT for Women mentor(SHE:) Program is truly unique and aims to support the retention of women working in the tech sector. 
The program is designed to build confidence, provide networking opportunities, and facilitate professional development.

Enrollment provides

  • Access to an external mentor
  • Industry experience
  • Expert advice
  • Alternative perspectives
  • Ways to break through barriers
  • Networking with peers
  • Events and workshops
  • Resources to help you get the most from the mentoring relationship

Although the program is aimed at women working in technology focused roles, women today are joining the program to obtain guidance on how to manage broad career challenges such as maintaining a better work/life balance, dealing with workplace conflicts, leadership and executive progression and career changes. This program provides an open forum to discuss these challenges.

The program runs each year, throughout a 10-month period kicking off with a mentor match process and then offering several events and educational resources along the way. The aim is for expert, experienced tech professionals to pay it forward and nurture other female tech professionals, from graduates, to women re-entering the tech workforce after a period out, or those just wanting to jump-start their careers.

REGISTRATION details

Please register your interest for 2020 here – [email protected]

The VIC ICT for Women mentor(SHE:) program is fully operated and run by volunteers. Passionate women and men who no longer want to see an imbalanced workforce and give up their time to commit to the program. 

The mentor(SHE:) Program Director- Jessica Bircsak

                                

Jessica has been a board member for VIC ICT for Women for 4 years, and is passionate about what the mentor(SHE:) program can offer women working in tech. Jessica is an experienced mentor, speaker and currently works a consultant for a large technology firm. Jess is always on the lookout for passionate volunteers to help out with the program, if you would like to join the mentor(SHE:) program committee , please email us at [email protected].

PHOTOS

mentor(SHE:) is looking for corporate sponsors!  

If you want to support diversity in STEM, contact us for more information.

Why choose mentor(SHE:)?

Interested in mentoring or being mentored? Email us at [email protected] to be notified when registrations open for 2020!

Each year we provide mentors and mentees with resources to help them on their journey. Here is our pack for 2019: MentorShe 2019 Starter Pack

Our Upcoming Events

Our end of year event is almost here! If you’d like to find out more about the program, email for an invite.

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