Mentorship helps career success


The Women4Cyber Mentorship programme is designed to help women improve their skills and advance their cybersecurity careers at all levels. Mentors provide personal and professional guidance, share their experience, and help mentees identify and achieve career goals.


The programme will have a duration of 6 months, starting in October 2021. It will be held online and take place in English. To apply register through the form below.


CALLING MENTORS:

As you know, navigating a cybersecurity career is not always easy and we face some obstacles, and challenges along the road. We also know that you not only made it through, but that you thrived! No matter where you are in your cybersecurity career, your guidance, support, and expertise will make a difference in someone's life. The commitment is minimal (2-3 hours a month), but the satisfaction of making a difference in people's lives is invaluable!

           

CALLING MENTEES:

Whoever and wherever you are in your cybersecurity career, your Women4Cyber ​​community is here to support you as you move forward. We are all lifelong learners and engaging in a genuine mentoring relationship can only help you hone your professional development skills, stay focused on specific professional goals, and broaden your horizons to new ideas and opportunities. The 6-month pilot program is designed to improve the skills and level of women in all areas to prepare for the next stage of your career.

  What we expect of Mentors: Commit to the 6-month mentor/mentee programme, meet with the assigned mentee in a virtual setting once a month (or more), participate in periodic surveys and programme dissemination efforts.
 
   What we expect of mentees: Commit to the 6-month mentor / mentee programme, meet with an assigned mentor once a month (or more), participate with materials / resources provided by the mentor before each meeting, participate in surveys and programme dissemination efforts.


 

SELECTION CRITERIA


MENTORS  

  • Women or men working within the cybersecurity industry, with more than 5 years of experience in the field
  • High level of competence in one or more of the areas of expertise listed in the application form below
  • Recognised by her/his peers as a leading expert in her/his field
  • Based in Europe
  • Excellent command of English  
  • Willing to dedicate their time to help women advance their cybersecurity career
  • Commitment to meet at least once a month with the assigned mentee

 

MENTEES  

  • Open to everyone regardless of age, looking for help in their career development  
  • Based in Europe
  • Excellent command of English
   - University students  / Junior professionals / Senior professionals
     and / or
   - Working in cybersecurity but looking to specialise
      and / or
   - Not working in cybersecurity but looking for a career change 



APPLICATION PROCESS


Mentors and mentees must apply through the form below before September 30:

Candidates may be invited to a very short interview in which they will have to pitch their motivation to participate in the W4C Mentorship Programme.

 

 

 

FAQ


How do you match people?

Matchmaking will be based on available candidates and areas of interest. We will match you with  someone who is interested in learning about something you are an expert in (mentor) or you will  be matched with someone who is an expert in something you are interested in learning about  (mentee).

 

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.

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 October 2021, and selected candidates will be informed by email.



TIMELINE 

  • July-September 2021: Application for mentors/mentees open
  • Deadline September 30
  • October  2021: Selected mentors/mentees informed by email &  mentor/mentee pairing
  • Autumn  2021: First organisational meeting and start of the 6-month mentorship.

Any more questions?

Please email us at hello@women4cyber.eu




Email again:
APPLICATION FORM

Fill in to apply before September 30, 2021

What are your areas of interest (mentees), expertise (mentors)?*

By submitting this form, you agree and consent to your personal data which you provide to the Women4Cyber in this form being processed,
 for the purposes of administering the Mentorship Programme,  in accordance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).