As part of the Code4CT program, we host “Code Conversations” in which tech professionals share their stories.
Speakers at Code Conversations present their experience entering and working within the tech industry, sharing challenges and highlights of their professional journeys. These conversations showcase the many different career options available and introduce participants to local role models who can motivate them on a personal level.
Join a Code Conversation
What is required for me to speak at a Code Conversation?
You must be on a tech-related career path.
What happens after I speak?
Once you have been a speaker, you can become a:
- Mentor (women only)
- Fundraising Champion
What is the role of a mentor?
The Code4CT mentorship program complements the core Code4CT program through additional individualized support and guidance. Through mentorship, we hope to:
- Help young women develop self-efficacy and interpersonal skills, ultimately empowering them to be confident in a professional setting
- Help young women navigate critical career and life decisions
- Build a supportive, inclusive, and collaborative network between professionals and learners and facilitate intergenerational relationships
What is the time commitment of a mentor?
Mentors typically volunteer 6 hours total. This comprises 1 hour of training, 2 hours attending a Code Conversation, and 3 hours mentoring a small group of learners.
Mentors commit to 3 sessions within a year to meet with learners in small groups of 2 – 5. Mentors are asked to commit to three sessions, not necessarily with the same group of participants, after which they can elect to renew participation for three more sessions.
How do I become a mentor?
All mentors are required to give a talk at a Code Conversation. If you elect to become a mentor, you will:
- Attend a training session where you will be briefed on the role of a mentor, receive a preparatory information packet, and agree in writing to uphold the guidelines of the program.
- Be matched to a group of two to five students who have applied to work with you.
- Arrange your first meeting.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org