As most of you already know, I am a big believer in programs, events & facilities that support Women in IT. One of the things I have always wanted to do was get proactively involved in a Mentoring program to help support Women working in IT who may not have access to the amazing resources that I have been lucky enough to have, both here at Microsoft & especially here in Sydney.
I also am a strong believer that everyone can be both a mentor to someone and at the same time, a mentee, no matter what stage of their career or area of interest.
So, last month, while chatting to Erin Guy & Kerriann Tyson-Jones (2 of the lovely ladies that run Females In Technology and Telecommunications (FITT)), they mentioned that they have a formal Mentoring program & are always looking for people to get involved both as mentors, and to be mentored.
This started the ideas flowing and now we are all very excited about the first step in getting more involved in the promotion of their Mentoring program through our upcoming networking event that Microsoft is sponsoring:
Be a 3 minute Mentor and Mentee - North Ryde Social Event with Girl Geeks and FITT
Sydney Girl Geek Dinners are joining forces with Females In Technology and Telecommunications (FITT) for its first networking event that will provide a fun and interactive speed mentoring game, with the overall goal of sharing ways you can get involved in mentoring & give or receive support from your peers & our amazing role models we are lucky enough to have.
The aim is to provide an interactive networking to share and discuss work related experiences that could include anything like the following: -If only I knew 5 years ago what I know now -What works for me in this situation -I know I have a strong skill set here, but could use help here -What type of course could help me progress in this area -I just want to make sure I’m heading in the right direction
So bring your questions as well as your answers as this is one opportunity to make great introductions, learn from your peers and have fun.
This event is kindly sponsored by Microsoft Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, October 29th 12 pm – 2pm Microsoft 1 Epping Road, North Ryde
Register Now: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=29I3Y9PhkHCqPGziAqwlXg%3d%3d