It was great to see so many people at the Girls in Tech London Mentoring Programme introduction last Wednesday! As usual, we had a strong turnout with a good mix of people, from those quite experienced in their careers to those just beginning in the tech industry.
This breakfast meeting, sponsored by La Fosse (recruiters in Tech) and helped logistically by the wonderful Alice from Runaway East, was to give those interested in the mentoring programme starting this September more of an idea as to what to expect.
In case you missed the breakfast session, this is a short overview of what to expect in the programme. We will hold another session in the coming weeks for those who could not make this one – so keep an eye out to our events page!
The Girls in Tech London Mentoring Programme is beginning in September 2015 and will run for 6 months until February 2016. The programme will consist of speed-mentoring sessions run every 5 weeks with selected and high profile people in the technology industry. Each session will revolve around a different topic integral to career advancement, ranging from “Tips from lean startups to improve your productivity” to “How to Negotiate Yourself a Raise or Promotion”.
We are fully committed to delivering a strong programme and we know that the women who are involved will show the same level of dedication. With this in mind feedback on each session and a written blog on the mentoring are required to complete the programme (not to mention the compulsory attendance to each session) with the aim of building upon this first experience for future mentoring programmes.
After the programme has finished, we would love for those who have completed their mentoring to become ambassadors for the scheme in order to get more women involved and help Girls in Tech make it even better for next year. This way we can improve and grow the number of female in the boardroom or at senior executive roles – for a better visibility of women in tech.
The deadline for applications is the 31st of July. There is no pre-arranged format for the applications – you are given complete creative rein on this. Your application could be an email, it could be a song or even a video application – anything goes!
At Girls in Tech we are really excited about this initiative to give the next generation of female tech leaders the guidance and support they need to take the lead in their careers. We want those on the programme to grow over those 6 months in terms of confidence at work and in business and to take risks and pursue the career they really want.
If you are interested in applying to the Girls in Tech London Mentoring Programme or perhaps know a friend who would benefit from the programme, please get in touch!
Send your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or tweet us with your questions: @Girlsintech_UK