NZTechWomen Mentoring Circles start in April

Monday March 18, 2019

As part of SIGNAL's commitment to advancing Women in Tech, the Dunedin SIGNAL studio will be hosting the southern area pilot NZ TechWomen Mentoring Circle programme. Starting in 2018 with a small cohort in Wellington, this programme has reaped benefits for all participants.

The Dunedin mentoring Circles will meet at SIGNAL at 5.45pm - 7.15pm on the following Tuesdays:

 April 16 

 May 14 

June 11 

July 2

August 6  

We are aiming to fill two Mentoring circles and to have a wide range of tech roles/career stages represented, so would love to hear from anyone interested. 

If you would like to find out more, or register your interest, please contact Kylie at  dunedin@signal.ac.nz by Wednesday April 3, 2019. 

From the NZ TechWomen website:

"We currently have 26% female representation within the Tech sector in New Zealand, so we have a way to go to achieve diversity in regard to gender. We believe there needs to be an additional focus on supporting this group. This initiative links closely with the NZ Tech Women goal to help New Zealand women to succeed in the tech sector by creating connections, increasing knowledge and supporting growth.

Our mentoring circles are all about bringing people together to make new connections in their community.

We are facilitating groups of six mentees and two mentors to meet on a regular basis in a safe and supportive environment to discuss professional aspirations and challenges with peers and senior mentors.

What it is:

· Facilitated peer group mentoring

· Group discussion of non-technical aspects of career development (e.g. how to work with other people, how to deal with management, how to ask for a promotion)

· Career path planning and development

· Networking with new people

What it is not:

· Formal or structured

· One-on-one coaching

· Mentoring training (e.g. tools/techniques for mentoring)

· Technical training/coaching"

If you would like to find out more, or register your interest, please contact Kylie on dunedin@signal.ac.nz by Wednesday April 3,  2019. 



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