Mentorship

The Girls in Tech Mentorship Program focuses on the education and empowerment of women in technology and entrepreneurship. Offered for university and professional women in partnership with LEAD, the goal of the program is to identify and solve the obstacles keeping mentees from achieving their professional goals. As a result, the program is customized to each participant and her goals. Though, men are more than welcome to participate as mentors.

According to the American Society for Training and Development, 75% of executives say mentoring has been critical to their career development. The Girls in Tech Mentorship Program takes a three-tiered approach to create valuable interactions across demographics: building quality relationships, action-oriented projects, and confidence-building.

To kick off the year, the Girls in Tech Mentorship Program will be hosted in several locations. To participate as a mentor or a mentee, you must be in involved in one of the following chapters: Nigeria, London, Boston, MA, and Austin, TX.

Not located in one of our pilot chapters? Don’t worry! The Mentorship Program is offered at multiple chapters throughout the year. Please sign up for our newsletter for updates on when the Mentorship Program has open applications at your chapter.

Benefits of Mentorship

  • Build your professional network
  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Meet fascinating business influencers
  • Build meaningful connections to last your career
  • Write a more effective resume
  • Better define your career goals and options
  • Enhance your skills and knowledge

 

Eligibility and Expectations

  • A clear business goal, proven drive, and lots of passion
  • Attend 1 in-person meeting a month and 1 weekly phone call
  • Be prepared at each meeting with a list of action items to discuss, all with the intention of solving the problem and keeping everyone focused on the task at hand
  • Read the LEAD Mentor & Mentee instruction manual after selection and enrollment
  • Complete the LEAD survey after each meeting
  • You must be in one of the following chapters: Nigeria, London, Boston, MA, and Austin, TX.

 

Application Instructions

  • Complete and submit a Mentor Program Student Application, current Resume, a 16 Personality Profile (https://www.16personalities.com/)
  • Complete and submit a letter of interest, describing your mentoring and career goals and why you think you would be a good candidate for the program
  • Submit two professional letters of recommendation
  • Participate in an informational webinar and phone interview.
  • Attend the Mentor Orientation & Mixer, meet with your assigned mentor once a month at a minimum for a period of four months, attend mentor networking event(s), and attend the Mentor Program Closing Ceremony.

 

Nigeria Chapter application link

London Chapter application link

Boston, MA Chapter application link

Austin, TX Chapter application link