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Women Entering & Staying in Tech

Our mission is to help more women enter & flourish in technical roles through 1:1 mentorship

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Women Entering & Staying in Tech

Our mission is to help more women enter & flourish in technical roles through 1:1 mentorship

Women make tech better


WEST is a dynamic learning community designed by and for women in technology.

Women make tech better


WEST is a dynamic learning community designed by and for women in technology.

Mission


Mission



Women make tech better.


But numbers show there’s a lot of work to do. 

The need for technical roles continues to grow and is expected to reach 1.4 million in 2020, yet women’s representation in computer-related occupations has declined since the 1990s.

 

Mentoring has been recognized as an effective practice to increase the representation of women in tech. 

We believe that by providing more direct support, advocacy, and community development across company boundaries, we can help more women build rewarding careers in tech.

What Makes West Different


What Makes West Different


What makes WEST different?

In addition to mentoring partnership, the WEST experience incorporates learning across peer groups, access to the WEST mentoring community, and learning activities aligned with the individual women's identified development areas.


 WEST missions - mapping personalized missions and curated content

Missions

Personalized missions and curated content help reinforce learnings and develop women’s skills as they progress.


 Connect with women entering and staying in technology

Community

Women connect to WEST’s community of peers, business leaders and professionals focused on similar goals.


 Get continuous feedback from your WEST community

Continuous Feedback

Built-in feedback and accountability loops keep participants on track and drive development.


How it works


How it works


 

How it works

WEST participants will be matched in a curated and supported 6 month 1:1 mentoring experience. In addition, mentors and mentees will have access to the Everwise mentorship platform for one year. 

Get a WEST mentor

Early to mid-career women in technical roles (Engineering, Operations, Product, Design, and Web Development), looking to further their growth.

 

Become a WEST mentor

Mid- to late-career accomplished women & men in technical roles interested in supporting community members at an earlier stage in their careers.

 

Join the WEST Community

The WEST community is comprised of a global group of like-minded women and allies in technical roles. Congregate, engage and network in a dynamic learning environment. Become a WEST mentor or mentee today to connect 1:1, in groups, with experts and more.

Sponsors


Sponsors


Our Sponsors

 WEST sponsors - Udemy, Blue Apron,  Twitch, Zendesk, Foursquare, NewRelic, SurveyMonkey, Good Reads, GoDaddy, Twilio

WEST sponsors are leading tech companies committed to diversity in tech.

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Get Involved


Get in Touch

Get Involved


Get in Touch

The next 2018 WEST Mentoring Cohort will launch this fall.

If you’d like to be notified when registration opens, please fill out the form below.

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Please note that we are currently accepting mentors/mentees in technical roles (Engineering, Operations, Product, Design, and Web Development).
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