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What is mentoring about?

Mentoring is a collaborative relationship between two people; best described as an educational process when mentors share knowledge with the purpose of spotting and surfacing potential in their mentees.

Mentoring is like traveling together: asking the right questions, and trying to step into your mentee’s shoes.

We suggest starting with the cornerstone of mentoring – trust. Certitude allows for a much smoother learning curve, thus giving mentees more space to blossom.

But remember: mentors are not school teachers. We don’t offer ready-made solutions or impose opinions. Our job is guidance!

Mentee who enters the Women Go Tech program might already have a career goal but lack the confidence and knowing where to start. You’ve been there before, so help your her solve the puzzle! One-to-one meetings and individual approach will break the ice!

Matching Mentors and Mentees

The matching process is implemented by the Women Go Tech team in collaboration with recruitment consultants. We match mentors and mentees based on goals and expectations for the program, experience, previous background and personality.

Some mentees only want to brush up on specific skills, others prefer a well-rounded program that involves different learning perspectives. Some are strong and confident, while others need someone to inspire and encourage. There’s no one-size-fits-all option here!

What will be your benefits as a
Women Go Tech mentor?

You’ll be part of an extensive international community of 200+ tech mentors and experts. Mentoring is a great way of stepping out of your comfort zone and sharing experience with other prospective professionals. It’s just a fun opportunity to both make friends and pass on knowledge.

The beauty of the Women Go Tech mentoring program is that it’s a two-way learning experience, meaning that you’ll emerge with fresh ideas yourself, which is the lifeblood for any seasoned tech pro.

We’re also keen on coaching mentors and giving them tips on how to start off. There are specialized training sessions where we show the ropes.

Tracks

Currently there are 10 different tech tracks in Women Go Tech. Mentees can choose a career that they want to pursue with the help from their mentors and community.

  • Front-End Development
  • Back-end Development
  • UX DESIGN
  • Product Ownership
  • Project Management
  • Data analytics
  • Product 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 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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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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Product 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.

Mentor candidates should have:

  • A solid experience working as a TECH professional;

  • A flexible schedule: you should be able to have regular meetings with your mentee and additionally spend 3-4 hours a month participating in program activities.;

  • An open and creative approach to mentoring;

  • An empathetic attitude;

  • Belief in workplace diversity;

  • Mentoring experience (nice to have, not mandatory).

Timeline

October

The application to the Season 6 starts

November – December

Selection process and interviews.

January

Season 6 opening ceremony.

January – June

The program is on!

June

Closing event.

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