INAUGURAL MENTORSHIP - APPLICATIONS CLOSED

TechLadies Mentorship - Program Details

TechLadies Mentorship is a 3-month mentorship program that pairs women who are transitioning into or establishing themselves in the tech industry with industry practitioners.

This program is designed for women with technical skills and ready to apply for employment or internships as software engineers (backend and frontend), product managers, or web designers, and women with less than 2 years of experience in these roles.

For the Inaugural Mentorship program, we will be matching 10 women to receive mentorship on one of the following topics: Becoming job-ready (inclusive of technical interview prep), Career path in tech, or Building your network in tech.

Selected mentees are required to:

  • have a clear goal for what they'll like to achieve from this program

  • commit to bi-weekly meetings, minimum 1 hour each time, with their mentor from Oct 2019 - Jan 2020. Meetings can be conducted either online or in-person

  • participate in a written interview and write a technical article (on a topic of their choice) for the TechLadies blog

  • submit a short progress report on a bi-weekly cadence

TechLadies Mentors

Andrew Fam

Andrew is the CTO of Straits Interactive where he builds enterprise software tools that help companies manage their privacy compliance efforts, including Samsung, Changi Airport, IKEA, Loreal and the Data Protection Commission of Ghana As a self-taught engineer with a degree in Chemistry, Andrew has also founded 2 startups with one acquired by a Japanese company.

He brings to the table a wealth of experience developing enterprise solutions using a wide range of technologies including blockchain, VR, HTML5 games, ML and chatbots.

Anna Lee Anda

Anna is a User Experience Researcher based in Singapore. Currently she is working for Zendesk, a global SaaS company which builds software for better customer relationships.

She has experience working in the technology and financial industries. Anna is passionate about educating designers and product development teams about the benefits of research and taking a pragmatic approach to delivering successful results.

Dat Le Tran

Dat started his career as an embedded software engineer for about 6 years before switching to web development 3 years ago. He has worked with different programming languages from C/C++ to Python/PHP/Hack/Javascript. Currently, Dat is a fullstack engineer at Facebook. He loves to make videos teaching people how to code (in Vietnamese), via a YouTube channel with around 33k subscribers. Dat also write/mentor/teach people with his tech forum.

Ena Lim

Ena started her career in web development before moving on to project/product management role in various industries such as hospitality, airline, media, e-commerce and advertising. She switched her career to tech recruitment 2 years back, where she has the opportunity to work with some of the latest tech startups in Singapore in sectors such as e-commerce, fintech, blockchain, IoT, etc - helping these businesses to match with the right talents in the local market.

Elisha Tan

Founder of TechLadies, Elisha is passionate about bringing people together to solve important problems. She enjoys sharing her experiences in tech and the lessons learned. She was featured on various media such as The Straits Times, Business Times, Her World, e27, and High Net Worth.

She has also spoken internationally at IWD by Jobs for NSW, Slush Singapore, Google Women Techmakers, MaGIC Academy Symposium, RubyConf Malaysia and PyCon Thailand to name a few, and has mentored at Startup Weekends (San Francisco & Penang) and SPARK Global Acceleration Program.

Hsu Ken

Hsu Ken is currently the Chief Product Officer of Helpster, an on demand blue collar staffing platform. Previously he led product at Weave (YCS14), a professional networking service and was co-founder of Decide, price prediction service for consumer electronics that was acquired by eBay. Hsu Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in both Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Washington.

Jill Quek

Jill Quek is a product designer at Zendesk. She works in close collaboration with product managers and developers, designing beautifully simple solutions for customer engagement on chat and messaging channels. Jill has close to a decade of design experience, starting out in illustration and branding, before transitioning to interaction and user experience design.

Johnson Yeap

Johnson is a Software Developer by choice. He became interested in technopreneurship after realizing that his abilities and knowledge in technology can actually make a difference in the world. He has worked at Groupon, Motorola Solutions, and recently moved to a cloud computing company. He likes travelling as he believed that knowledge is an exploration. Johnson speaks various languages including but not limited to Mandarin, Cantonese, English, C#, Java, Ruby, Dart and JavaScript.

Melanie Stone

Melanie Stone is a senior leader with over 20 years experience in consulting, financial services and technology. Currently managing APAC for Facebook's Business Integrity team (Markets), Melanie previously led global technology and business change programs for iflix, Royal Bank of Scotland and numerous financial institutions in Australia. Other specialisations include e-Commerce and technology product strategy, global team leadership and talent development.

Of potential interest to TechLadies is how she transitioned her career trajectory from financial services to tech in line with its global dominance as THE growth industry.

Stacy Goh

Stacy is a software/devops engineer in Govtech. She started off as a self-taught software engineer 4 years ago and is currently doing more devops work. She’s given various talks/workshops for Govtech Stack Conference 2018, Junior Dev SG, TalkJS, Hack and Tell, and GeeksHacking.

As a person who’s quite easily bored, she’s also trying her hand in the startup life a few months back leading the technical portion of a team. Building products that adds value to people’s lives gives her great joy.

Yue Lin Choong

A professional C developer for 10 years in card payments industry, Yue Lin has changed her career course after taking on a Masters in Technology Degree (Knowledge Engineering). As an experienced programmer of more than 20 years, she believes in working towards the next generation of technical solutions that incorporates AI/ML to build robust and impactful applications.

Program Timeline

To apply to the TechLadies Mentorship as a mentee, you need to complete an application form online. Applications open on 24 Aug and close on 12 Sep.

24 Aug

Application Opens

12 Sep

Application Closes

Applications close on 12 Sep, 11:59 pm, so make sure you submit your completed application form.

13 - 19 Sep

Application Results

Mentorship applicants will be notified of their application status, on a rolling basis, latest by 19 Sep. You may be contacted if we have questions about your application, do keep your eyes peeled on your inbox!

20 - 29 Sep

Mentor-Mentee Match

We will match you with a suitable mentor from our pool of mentors. You will be notified of the results on a rolling basis in this period.

Oct

Kickoff Event

Join us for an evening where you'll meet all the mentees and mentors of the program, and meet your mentor/mentee in person!

Oct - Jan

TechLadies Mentorship

Bi-weekly meetings in your mentor-mentee pairs. Mentees are responsible to schedule and coordinate meetings with their mentors.

When does the TechLadies Mentorship starts?

The mentorship will take place from Oct 2019 to Jan 2020. However, the anciliary events as part of the mentorship program start from 20 Sep. Applications to the TechLadies Mentorship open on 24 Aug and close strictly on 12 Sep, 11:59pm.

Where does the TechLadies Mentorship takes place?

Mentorship can take place either online or in person in Singapore, depends on the schedule and preference between the mentor-mentee pair. However, we recommend that you meet your mentor/mentee in person! All anciliary events as part of the program take plce in Singapore.

Who is the TechLadies Mentorship designed for?

TechLadies Mentorship provides soft skills mentorship, and it is not a program for people learning how to code. This program is designed for women with technical skills and ready to apply for employment or internships as software engineers (backend and frontend), product managers, or web designers, and women with less than 2 years of experience in these roles.

What kind of support can I receive from TechLadies Mentorship?

For the Inaugural Mentorship program, we will be matching 10 women to receive mentorship on one of the following topics: Becoming job-ready (inclusive of technical interview prep), Career path in tech, or Building your network in tech.

Can foreigners join this program?

Yea, sure! As long as you can be in Singapore legally from Oct 2019 - Jan 2020, you are welcome to apply! Please note that we are unable to help with securing a visa or other types of paperwork for you to remain in Singapore to participate in this program.

What is the level of commitment required for participants?

Selected participants are required to commit to scheduling and attending bi-weekly meetings, minimum 1 hour each time, with your mentor from Oct 2018 - Jan 2019. Meetings can be conducted either online or in-person. You will have to participate in a written interview and write a technical article (on a topic of their choice) for the TechLadies blog and submit a short progress report on a bi-weekly cadence.

How much does this program cost?

To ensure that selected mentees stay committed to this program, a fully refundable SGD200 is required. We will collect the fees from you upon confirmation of your selection and return you the fees in Jan 2020 contingent on whther you have submitted all progress reports and blog articles.

How do I apply?

You will need to complete an application form at this link before 12 Sep 2019, 11:59pm.

How are participants selected?

Participants are selected based on specificty of the help they need, their commitment level, level of existing technical skills, and ability to successfully transit into or grow in the tech industry.

Is the TechLadies Mentorship only for women?

Yes! As we are trying to improve the gender ratio in the tech industry, TechLadies Mentorship is only for women and those who identify as one.

Can I apply to both the TechLadies Bootcamp and Mentorship program?

The TechLadies Bootcamp #5 and TechLadies Mentorship program will happen during the same period of time. This is intentional, as the bootcamp aims to train women in technical skills while the mentorship targets women with existing skills.

What if I want be employed in a technical role, such as a data scientist or infrastructure engineering, is this still a program for me?

Maybe! As we are always on the lookout for more mentors, we may be able to find someone who could help you. Please apply via this link to guide us to finding a suitable mentor for you!

Contact

For any questions, please contact Elisha at elisha@techladies.co.

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