According to the American Society for Training and Development, 75% of executives say mentoring has been critical to their career development. Girls in Tech Boston is excited to launch its first annual Mentorship Program this Spring, focused on the education and empowerment of women in technology and entrepreneurship.
The Girls in Tech Mentorship Program takes a three-tiered approach to create valuable interactions across demographics: building quality relationships, action-oriented conversations, and confidence-building. Offered for university and professional women of all ages and levels in their careers, 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!)
Ready to be a mentor? Interested in being mentored? Apply today! Applications are due by Friday, February 14th.
Mentorship Eligibility and Expectations
The Girls in Tech Mentorship Program is open to anyone in the Greater Boston area interested in building their professional network, developing meaningful connections to last their career, and enhancing their skills and knowledge. This program is designed to be action-oriented, so it’s important to enter with a clear goal in mind. Both mentors and mentees are expected to:
- Be driven and have lots of passion
- Attend 1 in-person meeting a month and 1 weekly phone call from March – May 2020
- Review the Mentorship Program curriculum guide after selection and enrollment
- Be prepared at each meeting with a list of action items to discuss, all with the intention of solving the problem and staying focused on the task at hand
- Friday, February 14th: Applications due!
- February 15th-27th: Matching process completed by the Boston Advisory Board based on interest, personality profiling, and area of expertise
- Friday, February 28th: Selected matches will be notified and introduced
- Monday, March 2nd: Mentorship Program begins
- Friday, May 29th: Mentorship Program concludes
Benefits of Mentorship
The benefits of mentorship are too many to count. Finding a great mentor-mentee relationship can help you build your professional network, increase your self-confidence, enhance your skills and knowledge, meet fascinating business influencers, build meaningful connections to last your career, write a more effective resume, and better define your career goals and options.
About Girls in Tech (GIT)
Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global non-profit that seeks to eradicate gender disparities in high-tech industries and startups by engaging, educating and empowering women who are passionate about technology. From technical courses and leadership bootcamps to hackathons and startup competitions, it is our mission to support women entirely with the access and community they need to succeed in tech.
Across the globe, GIT exists for anyone with an interest in technology regardless of age or profession, and we operate with the spirit of the girl within all of us—fearless, lively and determined. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in San Francisco, the Girls in Tech impact has affected more than 100,000 members in 36 countries around the world. Programming in each regional chapter varies to fit the unique needs of their communities.