Women in Big Data Global


Getting From Here to There

Getting From Here To There For Mid and Senior Level Technologists Offered by Women in Big Data Bay Area Chapter

General Description: This mentoring program is designed for participants with 10+ years of technology experience, who already manage technology teams/projects, and have their advancement goals set on technical management positions (e.g. managing multiple teams, managing managers, and beyond). This program uses the facilitated peer mentoring format, where participants learn from each other under the direction of two experienced facilitators. Participants will develop techniques for creating and executing a “skills based” action plan for career advancement into departmental, divisional or executive level technical leadership. Participants will work individually, in accountability pairs, in small groups, and with the entire cohort to create a career advancement strategy.

What you bring to this program:

  • Commitment to yourself to identify the best direction for your career advancement
  • 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 advancement
  • A support network
  • Enhanced coaching skills 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 13-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 assignments. Every participant will be assigned an accountability partner with whom they are REQUIRED to meet with during the “off-weeks” (when there isn’t a formal session).

Language and Time Zone: This program will be conducted in English, and the large group will meet at 12:00pm Pacific Time (PT) on alternate Tuesdays. Accountability pairs will set their own bi-weekly appointments.

Program Offering: We are currently accepting applications until January 31, 2023 for our Winter 2023 session which starts in March 2023 and concludes in May 2023.

Participant Eligibility: Members of Women in Big Data (from any chapter) can apply for this program. There is a limit of 16 qualified participants. This program is appropriate for anyone with 10+ years experience in computational technology or data science fields, has worked for at least 2 years as a technology leader (e.g Technical Team Leader), and is looking to advance into mid or senior technology leadership positions. Each participant actually acts and learns to be a mentor from a peer mentoring perspective in accountability pairs and in group settings. Participants are expected to obtain a copy of “The Manager’s Path – A Guide For Tech Leaders Navigating Growth & Change” by Camille Fournier.

Facilitators: Led by two assigned Women in Big Data senior facilitators each with 20+ years in financial technology management, and business strategy.

Contact mentoring@womeninbigdata.org for more information.

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