Professional Mentor application will be available April 1st, 2013. The deadline to apply is June 1st, 2013.
Cultural Mentor application will be available June 1st, 2013. The deadline to apply is August 1st, 2013.
TechWomen mentorships will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area in October 2013. Each Emerging Leader will be assigned two distinct types of Mentors: one Professional and one Cultural.
Professional Mentors must be women working in STEM fields at innovative companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Professional Mentors provide guidance on participants’ work. Professional Mentors will be matched with one Emerging Leader. Each Professional Mentor should be prepared to coach her Emerging Leader on a project at the Mentor’s company in the month of October 2013. Each Mentor should plan to spend at least an hour on workdays with her Emerging Leader during a four week period.
Professional Mentors will be selected based on the Mentor’s ability to listen effectively, to advise and inspire Emerging Leaders, and to provide flexible and objective support in a culturally-sensitive manner, as well as their commitment to sharing their skills and to the program’s overall goals. Professional Mentors will be matched based on the Emerging Leader’s field, level of experience, education and project interests.
Please apply to be a Professional Mentor if you are:
- A woman who works in a STEM field in the San Francisco Bay Area
- Available to work with an Emerging Leader in the month of October 2013
- Able to host an Emerging Leader at your company’s site
- Able to coach that Emerging Leader on a project of mutual benefit for the Emerging Leader and your company
Cultural Mentors will support the Emerging Leader’s professional and personal growth and adjustment to living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cultural Mentors will be selected and matched based on their diverse backgrounds, professional fields, ability to spend time with Emerging Leaders and cultural interests.
Please apply to be a Cultural Mentor if you are:
- A woman who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area
- Able to support an Emerging Leader during her stay in California in the month of October 2013
- Willing to participate in dialogue that creates opportunities for mutual understanding
Mentor Delegations to the Middle East and Africa
The Mentor Delegation trips to the Middle East and Africa are optional for Mentors. They take place after the Emerging Leaders have returned to their home countries. TechWomen Mentor delegations reconnect with Emerging Leaders, and participate in networking events and seminars in selected countries. Alongside the Emerging Leaders, the U.S. experts will take part in and lead workshops to encourage girls (ages 11–15) to consider career opportunities in technical fields. The in-country programming will focus on expanding networks of women in the technology sectors, creating and strengthening partnerships, and ensuring the sustainability of Mentor/Emerging Leader relationships.