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Getting From Here to There

Offered by the WiBD Bay Area Chapter

General Description: This mentoring program uses the facilitated peer mentoring format, where participants share their experiences and goals to learn from each other under the direction of two experienced facilitators. Participants will learn the techniques for creating and executing a skills based action plan for job-seeking or career advancement. Participants will work individually, in accountability pairs, small groups and with the entire cohort to create a strategy.

What you bring to this program:

  • Commitment to yourself to identify the best direction for your career
  • Commitment to other participants to engage and be present during all of the sessions and peer activities between sessions

What you take away:

  • A well thought out road map for your career future and an action plan to get you there
  • A support network for your career
  • Skills to coach and mentor, which are keys for management and leadership roles
  • Lifelong ability to analyze, plan and pivot your career as your life evolves

Logistics: This is a 12-week virtual program which meets bi-weekly for six sessions. Sessions are 75 minutes long and mentees are expected to attend all sessions in addition to completing stated milestones. Accountability pairs are expected to meet or communicate on the “off-weeks” (when there isn’t a formal session). Office hours with the facilitators are also available on the “off-weeks”.

Language and Time Zone: This program will be conducted in English, and the large gorup will meet at 12:00pm Pacific Time (PT).

Program Offering: Two cohorts will be formed for this mentoring program - one to convene in April 2022 and other in September 2022.

Mentee Eligibility: Any member of WiBD (from any chapter) can apply for this program. There is a limit of 16 mentees per cohort. This program is appropriate for anyone new to, or looking to advance within computational technology fields. Mentees are required to attend a one hour orientation session before the cohort begins.

Mentor Eligibility: Led by two assigned WiBD facilitators, mentor applications are not accepted for this program. Each participant actually acts and learns to be a mentor from a peer mentoring perspective in accountability pairs and in group settings.

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Interested in joining this program - Click on this link to apply for MENTEE.

Not yet a WiBD Member but interested in this mentoring program? Successful registration in this program will enroll you in Women in Big Data. Membership is free.