As part of the Code4CT program, we host quarterly “Code Conversations” in which women in tech-related careers share their stories.
Speakers at Code Conversations present their experience entering and working within the tech industry. Speakers paint a picture of some challenges and important highlights of their professional journeys. These conversations highlight the many different career options available and introduce participants to local role models to inspire and motivate them on a personal level.
What is required for me to become a speaker?
You need to be female and be on a technology related career path.
After being a speaker, what happens next?
Once you have been a speaker, you can apply to be a mentor.
The Code4CT mentorship program aims to complement the core Code4CT program which consists of 18 months of coding classes and time spent working within local tech companies. Through mentoring we hope to:
- Help young women to develop self-efficacy and interpersonal skills and ultimately empower these women to be confident in a professional setting.
- Help young women to navigate critical career and life decisions
- Build a supportive, inclusive, and collaborative network between professionals and learners and facilitate intergenerational relationships
What do I do as a mentor?
Mentors are required to schedule 1 – 3 sessions within a year outside of the quarterly meetings to meet with the students in small groups of 2 – 5. Mentors are asked to commit to three sessions, not necessarily with the same group of Code4CT participants. ) after which they can elect to renew participation for three more sessions.
How to become a mentor?
Speakers are selected to become mentors based on feedback from participants.
Selected speakers will be invited to become a mentor. Mentors who are invited are sent a preparatory information packet, and they are asked to agree in writing to uphold the guidelines of the program.
Students will apply to meet with a mentor in groups of two to five.
The Head of Mentoring will match students with a mentor and share the contact information of a representative member of the students in the group and the mentor.
The mentor and student representative will arrange a time and place to meet adhering to the guidelines outlined in the Mentor Handbook.
After the session, both the students and the mentor will complete an online feedback form.
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