Changing the face of STEM through mentoring - one black girl at a time!
Updated: Feb 4
As today is National Mentoring Day - a day launched to both recognise and celebrate the importance of mentoring nationwide - we want to showcase five of our nine amazing Girls in Tech Mentees.
It has now been 3 months since we launched the Girls in Tech mentoring scheme at Google HQ, London. However, the event – a wonderful showcase of what black women are doing in tech – was just the beginning!
Since the launch, nine girls have been matched with incredible mentors who all work across Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
With women making up just 24% of all STEM roles here in the UK and black women being a minuscule number within this figure, the relationships our girls are building with their mentors are crucial. These relationships are just the start of each mentees growing network of professionals.
The knowledge they are gaining from their mentors’ experiences will help to shape and mould their future decisions as they transition into further and higher education to pursue their future dream careers and ambitions.
We look forward to seeing our mentees achieve their incredible aspirations and becoming the STEM role models in the future.
Feedback From Ola, Aspiring Engineer:
"The Girls In Tech mentoring scheme has definitely changed my life. I was introduced to a wonderful mentor, Farai, who has now become my role model. Through the scheme, I was able to gain some experience at Arup, a global engineering consulting firm. The mentoring scheme helped me develop professional interpersonal skills and introduced me to crucial professional classes including courses on building a professional profile on LinkedIn.
Through the scheme, I developed personally and gained confidence as an aspiring female engineer. The scheme made me realise my potential in the world of engineering and made me aware that success can look like me.
Having a mentor who is already established in the industry was an added bonus as they provided a well rounded and non-biased advice about life as an engineering student and working in the industry."
We wish to celebrate all of the mentors and mentees who have worked with and continue to work with Success Looks Like You!
Interested in becoming a mentor? Sign up here.