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Mentorship Program Launch and Panel Discussion. #IWD2021


Presented by WWCode London
Women Who Code London is excited to invite you to the official kick-off of our mentorship program. What a better date to announce it than around International Women's Day? IWD 2021 campaign theme is #ChooseToChallenge. We, at Women Who Code, choose to challenge the fact that women are less likely to have a sponsor who advocates and opens doors for them (source: One of the ways to solve this is to provide a platform for people to connect based on professional merits. Benefits of mentoring include, but are not limited to: - path to promotion or confidence building for the mentee; - development of leadership qualities for the mentor. We will present you with the background of our mentorship program, what to expect and how you can register as a mentor or a mentee, and wrap up with a panel discussion by experienced mentors and answering your questions.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Schedule ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 19:00 - 19:05 - Welcome speech and introduction from WWCode 19:05 - 19:15 - Presentation of the mentorship program 19:15 - 20:30 - Panel discussion "Mentorship: How to start? Practical Tips from experienced mentors" and Q&A
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Panelists ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jamica Ortiz ( --------------------------------- === Bio === Jamica is an Engineering manager for a Fintech scale-up based in London. She's been a backend engineer for twelve years in different fields before making the jump to management with her current role. She has interests in distributed systems, high-performing teams, diversity and inclusion in Engineering, and reading books.
--------------------------------- Julia Vashchenko ( --------------------------------- === Bio === Julia is a Staff Software Engineer at MacPaw, working at one of the most famous programs for Mac users: CleanMyMac. Also, she is a Women Who Code Kyiv Director and takes part in the development of their Mentoring Program. As a software engineer, Julia has delivered talks for European and American conferences and has mentored workshops.
--------------------------------- Helen Tabunshchyk ( --------------------------------- === Bio === Helen is a Software Engineer with over a decade of industry experience, fascinated by high-performance programming, distributed systems, software-defined networking, and infrastructure overall, and actively shares her passion for IT through mentoring and public speaking. Helen is an architect of Women Who Code Kyiv and a director of Women Who Code London.
--------------------------------- Sarah Usher ( --------------------------------- === Bio === Sarah is a senior data and backend engineer. She has worked across multiple domains including Insurance, Banking, Advertising, and Developer Security. She has mentored over 30 people to get into or stay in Tech and runs the Snyk Engineering Mentorship program.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ About Women Who Code ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Women Who Code is the largest and most active community of engineers dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We envision a world where women are representative as technical executives, founders, VCs, board members, and software engineers. Our programs are designed to get you there.
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