Application Deadline: July 8, 2018.
The TechWomen 2018 mentor application is now open. Apply before July 8, 2018.
Professional Mentor applicants must be
- Women working in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) in the San Francisco Bay Area. We invite male mentors to apply and co-mentor with female colleagues.
- Able to host an Emerging Leader at their company’s site.
- Able to coach the Emerging Leader on the project four days per week for four weeks.
Preference will be given to those applicants who
- Have prior mentoring experience.
- Have the desire to actively participate in and contribute to the TechWomen network.
- Demonstrate willingness and enthusiasm to mentor and inspire women from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East.
Professional Mentor Selection and Matching Process
The TechWomen team reviews all Professional Mentor applications and matches each Emerging Leader with the Professional Mentor applicant that demonstrates the best professional compatibility.
Matches are made based on the following criteria:
- Mentor applicant’s ability to address the Emerging Leader’s goals
- Host Company’s industry fit with the Emerging Leader’s preferences
- Mentor applicant’s demonstrated ability to connect the Emerging Leader with others in her company and field
TechWomen’s community. Today, offer three opportunities for you to be involved:
- Professional Mentors will work one-on-one, in pairs or in groups with an Emerging Leader (EL) to support her in planning and implementing a project. The project will be based on the EL’s goals, as described in each participant’s online bio. Professional Mentors, including male mentors, will use their expertise, network and company to support the EL.
- Cultural Mentors will work collaboratively in interest groups to plan and facilitate events that showcase the best of life and culture in the Bay Area. In addition to determining the opportunities ELs can join, Cultural Mentors facilitate logistics and ensure ELs can easily participate.
- Impact Coaches will support a group of ELs from the same country, typically between three to five ELs, to develop their action plan. TechWomen fellows have gone on to launch initiatives to educate kids on waste management in Sierra Leone, for example, and in Pakistan, fellows have launched a program to promote an interest in STEM studies among girls, eventually leading to more women’s representation and leadership in STEM careers. In 2017, the top action plans were each awarded $3,000 seed grants to support implementation.
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