Girls in Tech to host 1st mentor engagement

first_imgThe Girls in Tech’s local chapter will be hosting its first-ever mentor/mentee engagement on October 10, bringing together students and professionals in the technology field. The event will be held at the Education Lecture Theatre of the University of Guyana (UG), bridging the gap between local and global programmes to Guyana’s female tech students, enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and professionals.Girls in Tech is a global non-profit that works to put an end to gender inequality in high-tech industries and start-up enterprises. According to the organisation, the programme “focuses on the education and empowerment of women in technology and entrepreneurship. Offered for university and professional women, the goal of the programme is to identify and solve the obstacles keeping mentees from achieving their professional goals. As a result, the programme is customised to each participant and her goals.”This meeting will be celebrated under the banner: “Coffee and Code”. The main objective is geared at customising a goal for each mentee which also circles around career development. They will be paired to have regular meetings and the programme will then utilise an extensive vetting process that ensures they match mentors and mentees optimally. The event may be directed at girls, but men are welcomed to be mentors.At the meet-up, attendees will get the chance to hear from an outstanding woman in technology, the challenges she faced or faces, and how she navigates them.Girls in Tech, headquartered in San Francisco, USA, was founded in 2007. The Girls in Tech global community is 60 chapters strong with an impact of more than 100,000 members in 36 countries. As a result, events and programming in each chapter vary to fit the unique needs of each community.Their mission is “to support women with the access and community they need to succeed in tech by educating and empowering women who are passionate about technology and entrepreneurship in technical industries”.last_img read more