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“A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” (Z. Ziglar)

  • Have you had your personal mentor before?
  • Do you want to start and successfully develop your career in tech?
  • Do you need that extra push and super-motivated crowd to make things happen?

Join the 6-months online program to gain access to mentorship, expert content, events and Women Go Tech community for life!

Acceleration Program includes

Mentorship

Work towards your goals with the support of your personal mentor

Content sessions with tech experts

Gain role-specific knowledge and skills that will help you succeed in your new career

"Meet the company" events 

Get an insider’s look into some of the most successful tech companies and perhaps even meet your future employer

Women Go Tech conference

Get exclusive access to an exciting 1-day event and immerse yourself into the world of tech

Community

Expand your network of like-minded individuals and get support as you make your first steps in tech

Insights and special deals

Get recommendations for industry events, best training courses, and materials to read from Women Go Tech team and partners

Tracks

Accelerate your journey into tech through 8 different specialties

(we call them career tracks) based on different career paths in tech.

Check them out below and select the one closest to your interests.

 

Your participation in the Acceleration program will help boost

the knowledge in one of these fields and help you requalify to tech.

  • Front-End Development
  • Back-end Development
  • UX/UI Design
  • Product Ownership
  • IT Project Management
  • Data analytics
  • Production Engineering
  • Quality Assurance
  • Business Analysis
  • Cyber Security
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Front-End Development

Front end development focuses on client-side development – it manages what the user sees in their browser or application. Front-end development consists of design, content, and functionality – all the things that users interact with (colors, fonts, menus, buttons, tables, etc.).

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Back-end Development

It refers to the server-side of service and everything that communicates between the database and the browser. It contains the code needed to build out these components: the database, server, and application.

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UX/UI Design

UX refers to the user experience, focusing on how a certain works and how people interact with it. UX designer aims to create an intuitive and easy-to-use product that is useful and delightful for customers. 

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Product Ownership

It’s owning a product in its entirety and maximising the value it creates.
Product owners supervise the product backlog and ensure it is up-to-date in terms of priorities and matches the product’s vision.

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IT Project Management

IT project management consists of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling IT projects. There are various types of IT projects, including software development and implementation, hardware installations (e.g., servers, desktop computers, or telephony systems,) network system upgrades, and data management.

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Data analytics

It’s the process of extracting, transforming, and centralizing data to discover and analyze hidden patterns, relationships, trends, correlations, and anomalies or validate a theory or hypothesis.

Data analysis involves multiple stages, including establishing a data set, preparing the data for processing, applying models, identifying key findings, and creating reports.

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Production Engineering

Production Engineering (also known as Manufacture Engineering) consists of planning, designing, developing, and managing various processes to produce high-quality products.

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Quality Assurance

It’s a procedure for ensuring the quality of a software product or service before making it available for customers.

Quality assurance focuses on improving the software development process. By following software product quality standards, testers make the development more efficient and effective.

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Business Analysis

It’s a set of tasks, knowledge, and techniques required to identify business needs and provide solutions to issues in enterprises. In the technology industry, solutions often include a systems development component but also can consist of process improvement or organizational change.

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Cyber Security

A cyber security analyst is primarily responsible for protecting a company’s network and systems from cyber-attacks. This involves researching upcoming IT trends, creating contingency plans, reviewing suspicious activities, reporting security breaches, and educating the rest of the company on security measures.

Nothing crazy, just some tips on what can make you successful in this journey:

  • Motivation and readiness. We expect you have taken some of the steps toward the tech world before entering the program. Courses, books, seminars, self-learning activities – anything works if it proves your will! If this is your very first step to tech world and more information is needed – check out our Discovery Program. 
  • Basic English communication skills. All communication and program activities are held in English so you should be able to understand and speak English.
  • Ability to set professional goals. Goals provide a roadmap for your personal and professional development and help you maximize the benefits of the mentorship experience. We expect you have thought of it and are willing to thrive in the Acceleration program.
  • LinkedIn profile. We, and your future employers, want to see your successful professional journey! If you don’t have a LinkedIn account yet, this is a good time to start one.
  • 18+ years old living in European Union or Ukraine. Remember, it’s never too late and we have many success stories of program alumni in their 50s so don’t sit back and try!

How can I join?

1. Submit your application by March 22nd.

2. Relax and wait for the decision by March 28th.

3. Complete the payment. Pay the participation fee of 199 Eur (VAT included) for the 6 months program and we will get back to you with the onboarding to the program.

Big shout out to many partners who help us build and make this program affordable.

Program fee includes

One-time participation fee that covers:

  • 6 months of full access to the Acceleration Program’s platform and all program’s activities (content sessions, community events, company events)
  • At least 12 hours with your chosen mentor
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Access to Women Go Tech Alumni community for life

Scholarships

If you are selected for the Acceleration program but your economic situation does not allow you to pay the 199 EUR fee for the program, do not worry.

We have scholarships available and are willing to support those in need. Please indicate a such need in your application process and we’ll get back to you with the decision.

    • Since 2016 we had:

 

  • 6 seasons
  • 900+ alumni members
  • 600+ career change stories
  • 350+ mentors sharing their knowledge

 

 

 

Mentors

The mentor team is united by one common goal: to share knowledge and spark passion for the ever-changing world of tech. They come from mixed tech backgrounds, carrying a balanced combo of skill and educational expertise, which is important when establishing trust in our mentees.

Timeline

February

Launch of the application process

March

End of the application process and participant selection

April

Opening Ceremony and the beginning of the program

April – October

The program is on!

October

Closing event and wrap up of life-changing experience

Our Alumni stories

I joined “Women Go Tech” to get guidance on shifting my career from biotechnologies to IT. This superb programme was full of new discoveries - an opportunity to learn from the tech specialists, get to know other mentees and their ambitious stories, see the leading Lithuanian IT companies from the inside. A few months after this programme I started in a new position as an IT project manager! I am very grateful for all these opportunities and support from “Women Go Tech” community.

Jurgita Špakovskaja
II season Alumni / IT Project Manager at EnterNet, UAB

"Women Go Tech" does not only give access to mentorship with field experts but also to community, where you can find like-minded peers, looking for their path in tech industry. It provides professional guidance, support, and gives you a chance to  build lasting friendships.

Inga Langaitė
II season Alumni / CEO - Vienaragiai LT / Unicorns LT

"Women Go Tech" is the great place to find your true strengths, expand your knowledge and get inspiration from highly talented people. I am so proud and happy to be part of this community!

Guostė Klimienė
II season Alumni / Risk Advisory Manager at Deloitte

Starting at "Women Go Tech", I was only looking for the right ways on how to step into IT. After 5 months, I was already programming on my own without any fears to start this new career as a developer.  Once it was only a dream and today I already work at IBM.

Indrė Nemuraitė
II season Alumni / Software Engineer at Mambu

The most amazing thing at "Women Go Tech" is not only the opportunity to find a mentor but also the fact that they are matched to YOUR profile and current goals, considering your expectations, personality and career plans, even if they are sometimes quite extraordinary :)

Mantė Makauskaitė
II season Alumni / Co-Founder at Afri | Ko, ICT4D, Development Cooperation, e-Government Consultant

"Women Go Tech" is not only one of the best programmes I've ever participated but it is also a mesmerising community, which empowers you to start seeking for your goals. It is a huge motivation boost when you need it the most and a priceless experience. During this programme, I've started implementing my tech idea, I met many brave women and with the help of my great mentor acquired my dream position.

Beatričė Farias
II season Alumni / Android Developer at Vinted

I am sure that my mentor's tips and guidance to the right direction was a key factor helping me to land in a new position as a tester. Thanks to "Women Go Tech", I had a chance to visit many different TECH companies, which increased my motivation to become a professional in this field, so that I could be in the same level with its experts and speak with them in thei language.

My advice –  find out what you TRULY WANT, develop an action plan accordingly and implement it step by step, without having any doubt that "you might not succeed". You will.

Frančeska Dobrovolskytė
III season Alumni | Software Tester at SEB Lietuvoje

I had some basic knowledge about programme testing before joining "Women Go Tech". However, my progress was rather slow and I wasn't sure how to accelerate and improve my knowledge. Right away after the first meeting with my mentor, we have started to solve this problem – frequent sessions, continuous learning, conferences, seminars… The whole package of events and experiences, which helped to expand my TECH knowledge to a great extent. Receiving valuable guidance from my mentor, I have now became a competent tester, able to evaluate problems from different angles.

Laura Kasiulytė
III Season Alumni / QA Engineer at Kilo Health

I would like to encourage people who are interested in engineering but lack the courage to make changes in their career – from my own experience, I can tell that having the right motivation one can  achieve a significant breaktrough even in short periods of time. Myself, I have started studying mechanical engineering without any prior knowledge of this area, since I decided to shift my career after 10 years of managing a business. The experience and tips by the mentor I met during "Women Go Tech" programme helped me clarify my career goals and I have already landed a job in an engineering company.

Eglė Mikalauskienė
III season Alumni | Head of Sales and Marketing at Western Baltic Engineering
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Patron of the program

Dalia Grybauskaitė

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I participate in the Acceleration Program?

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1. Submit your application by March 22nd.

2. Relax and wait for the decision by March 28th.

3. Complete the payment. Pay the participation fee of 199 Eur (VAT included) for the 6 months program and we will get back to you with the onboarding to the program.

Big shout out to many partners who help us build and make this program affordable.

2. What is included in the program price (199 EUR)?

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This is a one-time fee for the whole duration of the 6-month program. For this fee you will get access to Acceleration Program’s platform where you will:

  • Match with and hold regular meetings with your mentor
  • Have access to tech content sessions on the topics of your chosen tech track
  • Be invited to a number of events organized by top-notch tech companies
  • Get exclusive access to the Women Go Tech conference
  • Be a part of a like-minded women community and much more!

3. What is the time commitment?

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Onboarding and matching for selected participants begin from April 11th. The Acceleration Program runs for 6 months.

The time commitment for mentorship sessions will vary based on agreement with your mentor but it will not be less than 2 hours per month. Other program activities such as expert content sessions and other events will require 2-4 hours of your time per month.

4. What is the language of the program?

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All program activities are held in English. The program is international and our participants, mentors, and experts come from various different countries around the world!

5. Why is the program in English?

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Succeeding in the tech world and building a career is much easier if you speak and understand English. Most of the newest industry materials, courses, and books are in English, international tech companies are looking for employees who are fluent in English as well. Do not worry if your skills aren’t perfect or you haven’t used them for a while – soon you will revive your knowledge and it’ll be a great help for your future career!

6. Where do I have to be located to attend this program?

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Women residing in European Union or Ukraine are welcome to join the Acceleration Program. At Women Go Tech, we are committed to providing equal access to opportunities in tech for all regardless of background or country of origin. Unfortunately, due to the current political situation in Russia and Belarus, we cannot accept applicants from those countries at this time. The war in Ukraine and the Moscow regime’s policies are antithetical to our values and we cannot in good conscience condone or support these oppressive practices by accepting applicants from Russia and Belarus. However, we welcome applications from individuals who have left their home countries because they do not support the regime or policies of their government.

7. Where do the program’s activities take place?

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This is an online program so meetings with your mentors and other activities such as training sessions and events take place online.

8. What are the requirements to be admitted to the program?

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Criteria for the participant candidates are:

  • Motivation and determination. You should have taken some steps toward the tech world before entering the program. Courses, books, seminars, self-learning activities – anything works if it proves your will!
  • Ability to set professional goals. Goals provide a roadmap for your personal and professional development and help you maximize the benefits of the mentorship experience.
  • Basic English communication skills. All communication and program activities are held in English so you should be able to understand and speak English.
  • LinkedIn profile. We (and your future employers) want to see your professional journey! If you don’t have a LinkedIn account yet, this is a good time to start one.
  • 18+ years old.

9. How will I receive information about the program?

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You will receive information about your application status via email by March 28th.

10. Who are the mentors?

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Acceleration Program’s mentors are experienced professionals working in global tech companies who are eager to tell you about their own path in tech, provide advice, and guidance, and lend you a helping hand while you work on your goals!

11. How will I be matched with a mentor?

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If you are selected to participate in the program we will invite you to create your profile on the Acceleration Program’s platform where you will be able to browse mentor profiles and get recommendations on best matches. Once you find someone you’d like to pair up with, you will send a request and wait for the mentor’s answer. If the mentor accepts you will be paired and can schedule your first call. If your request is not accepted don’t worry, you can request other mentors before the self-matching process ends. If you don’t find a pair by the time self-matching ends, we will assign you a mentor based on your profile.

12. How does the mentoring process look like?

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After you match with a mentor you will be able to send messages to each other and schedule your first call where you will agree on the frequency, duration, and format of your meeting and set goals for the upcoming 6 months. From that point on you will be expected to take initiative and request meetings with your mentor based on your agreement.

13. Are all events mandatory to participate in?

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Our program gives you the opportunity to meet experts from a number of top-notch tech companies and broaden your horizons but it is up to you if you take it all. Yet, the more you attend, the better it is for YOUR personal career journey.

14. Do I get a certificate of completion?

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Yes. All participants can download a certificate of completion at the end of the course. You have to finish all program processes in order to proceed to this step.

15. I have previously participated in the Atrask Technologijas Program, can I participate in the Acceleration Program?

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Yes! We believe that the Discovery Program helps you choose which career path to pursue and the Acceleration Program can then guide you in landing your first job. While we expect applicants to have taken a few more steps towards their desired role before applying to the Acceleration Program, we do take your status as a Discovery Program alumnus into consideration when evaluating your application.

16. I have previously participated in the Women Go Tech Mentorship Program. Can I now apply to the Acceleration Program?

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Acceleration Program is the Mentorship Program under a new name. If you have participated in this program already, we recommend that now you apply what you have learned and take the next step by applying to an internship or a junior role at a tech company!

17. I’m interested in more than one track and can’t decide which one to pick. Can I select two tracks when applying or fill in separate applications for each track?

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You should submit only one application to participate in the program. In this application, we ask you to choose one track that you are most passionate about. However, you will have the option to choose an alternative track to apply for in case you don’t get into your first choice. Also, some of our mentors have experience in a few different roles within tech so if that’s important to you make sure to look for desired experience when choosing your mentor (this is done once you have been admitted to the program).

18. Can I get a scholarship and how does it work?

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We are allocating scholarships to selected participants in financially disadvantaged situations. The scholarship covers the full fee of the program (199 EUR). Information on these criteria is collected during the application stage, so you don’t need to complete any additional steps to apply. The decision on whether to allocate a scholarship is made by a Women Go Tech team member, a board member, and an external reviewer.

19. Do Ukrainian women need to apply for a scholarship?

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No, all successful candidates from Ukraine automatically qualify for a scholarship.

20. My company wants to provide me access to the program, what can we do?

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If your company wants to provide you or your whole team a ticket in the program they are welcome to do it! There are two options:

  1. You can make a purchase and payment by yourself and ask your company for compensation for learning & development expenses. In this case, we are not able to issue an invoice in the company’s name.
  2. If the invoice under the company’s name is needed, please, ask your company to contact us at support@womengotech.com for the purchase, before making the payment.

21. How can I get a refund?

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You have the right to cancel your agreement and receive the full refund within 14 days after signing it (placing an order and making the payment is considered making an agreement with the service provider). We will return the money no later than 14 days after receiving the refund request. Your refund will be processed in the same way that the order was, without an additional refund fee. If you want to successfully cancel your participation, or you have any questions about our refund policy, please contact us by email: support@womengotech.com.