The San Francisco Bay Area mentor community is very excited to welcome 99 TechWomen Emerging Leaders from 19 countries – arriving later this week to spend a month in the Silicon Valley, followed by a trip to Washington DC. This is our 5th annual cohort from the Middle East and Africa. In 2015, we are also happy to welcome technical mentees from Central Asia to this prestigious mentoring initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The mentors have been getting ready – developing a professional and cultural events schedule, and meeting with each other at picnics, receptions, and small dinners to make plans.
My company, Mentoring Standard, is honored to provide three services to TechWomen 2015 mentors from 91 Bay Area companies:
- Two workshops this week for mentors: “How to Be an Effective Mentor: Best Practices Workshop”, generously hosted by Juniper Networks and IIE.
- Private Consulting for Mentors – Co-Founders Katy Dickinson Kathy Jenks are available to TechWomen 2015 mentors for consultation during October 2015 because even the most experienced mentor sometimes has a specific mentoring question or just wants to check in about developments with her or his mentee.
- Mentor Certification – Mentoring Standard celebrates mentors with deep experience, who have done the work of helping people to achieve their goals and grow their careers. Great mentoring isn’t the result of completing a check list or training program. Mentor Certification documents and celebrates your past and ongoing mentoring accomplishments – it does not require you to join a new mentoring program or take additional training.
Images Copyright 2015 by Katy Dickinson