Mentoring for women in tech 1:1
Our unique mentoring program
Women today are joining mentor(SHE:) for 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.
How does it work
The program runs each year, throughout a 10-month period. It offers events and educational resources along the way.
It kicks off with a mentor match process to get our wonderful women paired with a suitable match.
Mentors – Expert and experienced tech professionals pay it forward and nurture other female tech professionals.
Mentees – From graduates, to women re-entering the tech workforce after a period out, or those just wanting to jump-start their careers.
Why do we need mentoring for women in tech?
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.
Vic ICT for Women created mentor(SHE:) to support the retention of women working in the tech sector. We want to create an accessible one on one environment to allow women to build confidence, provide networking opportunities, and facilitate professional development.
Why choose mentor(SHE:)?
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
Interested in mentoring or being mentored? Email us at [email protected]
Meet the team behind mentorshe:)
The VIC ICT for Women mentor(SHE:) program is fully operated and run by volunteers. Passionate women and men who want to see a balanced workforce and give up their time to commit to the program. We are 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].
The mentor(SHE:) Program Director
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.
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