Women4Cyber Mentorship Programmes
Mentorship helps career success. The Women4Cyber Mentorship programmes are designed to help women improve their skills and advance their cybersecurity careers at all levels
Applications are closed!!
The 4th edition of the mentorship Programme will started in March 2023. We partner with companies to find the right mentors for our programmes. If you would like to involve your company please fill in the form below or drop us an email at email@example.com !
The programme will have a duration of 6 months, starting in March 2023. It will be held online through a mentoring platform and in English.
The programme will be held in collaboration with industry partners. The partnering entities will provide volunteer mentors (women and men of all levels) to the W4C programme. (The companies involved will be disclosed when the programme starts).
The mentors coming from the different entities will provide personal and professional guidance, share their experiences, and help mentees identify and achieve their career goals.
Mentees will be selected by the W4C Team after completing an online application process, and each mentee will be assigned to a mentor based on their experience and career goals.
Since I started the mentorship Programme and with the support of my mentor, I have been promoted to CISO!
Given that I will now have to manage a team, I will work with my mentor to improve my leadership and soft skills.
We are looking for companies that want to do their bit to make the field of cybersecurity more diverse. Given the huge demand from mentees to get career guidance, and the incredible benefits demonstrated in previous editions, we partner with companies to ensure that we have a wide and varied pool of mentors and that these mentors have the availability to meet once per month with their mentees.
What we expect from companies: We expect companies to launch an internal call for volunteer mentors, by sharing the resources provided by W4C. Companies should allow their volunteer mentors to dedicate some time to their assigned mentees.
What we offer: The company is featured on our social media channels as a mentorship partner, showcasing the company’s efforts to attract more women to the field. The company logo is displayed on the mentorship page, and othe rpromotion material, and additionally, we can share vacancies, events etc. with the participants of the programme.
To partner with us, or learn more, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the form below.
How do you match people?
Matchmaking will be based on available candidates and areas of interest. We will pair mentees with someone in a slightly removed role from theirs, who has more experience (typically between 3-5 years more experience) and has progressed their career in a similar way to the way the mentee wishes to develop their own career.
In order to work out who the right mentor is for you, it is very important that you consider what your goals and objectives over the next 6-12 months are, and state them clearly in your profile when filling in the application.
What does this relationship look like?
You will meet regularly, at least monthly, to connect, discuss different career-related topics, update on major developments, and discuss successes, opportunities, and goals. Every mentor-mentee relationship is differnent and based on the goals of the mentee.
Share interesting events/opportunities on an ongoing basis.
Introduce your mentor/mentee to others in your network.
Share interesting articles, materials, or resources on an ongoing basis.
When will I be matched?
Matches will be made in late February, and participants will be informed by email. We hope to find a mentor for everyone, but it will depend on availability and compatibility.