Mentorship program 2023

5 Jan – 15 Jun 2023 | Online |  4th season

Riga TechGirls' mentorship program “Tech Mentor” gathers professionals with the goal of providing support to women developing their talents in the IT field, whether taking their first steps or seeking to advance their careers.

TechMentor is now accepting applications for new mentors! The application period is 19/09/2022 through 02/10/2022.

Apply to be a
MENTOR

Apply to be a
MENTEE

Sign-up until 02/10/2022

Want to become
a mentor?

Mentoring is a relationship between two people with the goal of professional and personal development. This is an opportunity for you to grow together with your mentees and an amazing mentor community!

You are the Mentor we are looking for, if you:

  • Have at least 3 years of experience as a senior professional or manager in particular field*
  • Are ready to commit at least 8-10 hours per month on each mentee: this includes meetings with mentees, prep time, and participation in scheduled mentorship activities
  • Can get involved for 6 months and help the mentee to set goals and complete tasks.
  • Provide open communication and useful feedback
  • Are empathetic and attentive to the mentee’s needs and situation
  • Believe in workplace diversity
  • Mentoring experience is not mandatory

What will you gain? 

  • You will be part of the RTG community working to empower women and support mentees, by helping them grow and encouraging them to learn something new
  • A supportive environment and framework for mentoring and the opportunity to practice your leadership and mentoring skills
  • Opportunities to widen your network by meeting other local and international mentors interested in tech
  • The possibility of meeting potential future employees or teammates

Timeline / Next steps: 

 

*Front - end development, Back - end development, Mobile App development, AI / machine learning, UX / UI, QA / testing, Engineering, Business analytic, Data science/ analytics, Cyber security, Project management, Product management, IT operations/ DevOps, Startups / entrepreneurship, Other technology related field

Apply to be a
MENTOR

Apply to be a
MENTOR

Want to become
a mentee?

Are you looking for an experienced IT professional who will help you plot your career path, help with the development of your skills and assist whenever you need valuable advice from a person who is truly interested in your success? Having a mentor can give you an edge that differentiates you from others.

During the program you will: 

  • Receive 1:1 support from a mentor
  • Participate in "learning tech" projects together with other mentees with opportunities to try out future roles and gain practical experience (optional)
  • Get support from tech and career experts
  • Participate in monthly sessions, sharing experiences with other participants and meeting experts and role models from the industry
  • Have opportunities to meet the RTG core team, mentors and mentees in outdoor activities on a monthly basis
  • Attend seminars and workshops organized together with RTG partners
  • Will  have the opportunity to grow in a safe environment with other like-minded women

Selection criteria: 

  • Because RTG's Tech Mentor program is one which positively discriminates to ensure more diversity in Tech, program mentees must be women residing in Latvia
  • There are no age limitations
  • We will carefully evaluate your motivation and goals, so put an effort into the application form! Please add also a link to your Linkedin profile; if you don't have a LinkedIn profile yet, we kindly ask you to create one
  • We want to see your ambition and determination! We expect you already to have taken some basic steps toward entering the tech world before entering our mentoring program. Courses, books, seminars, self-learning activities – anything works if it proves your will
  • The main language for the program is English, so you should have basic English skills. However, don't worry if your English is not perfect, we will support you and help you to start using the language more proficiently
  • The assessment will be carried out by a special working group together with mentors

Timeline: 

 

Find the mentor you trust and apply for the Riga TechGirls mentorship program
from September, 26th till October, 9th 2022!

Apply to be a
MENTEE

Find the mentor you trust and apply
for the Riga TechGirls mentorship program from September, 26th till October, 9th 2022!

Apply to be a
MENTOR

Tech Track description

Participants who are beginners will be attending lessons in the chosen area 1x / month.
You should choose one track.

Front-end development

Goal of this track is to create a small frontend webpage available online, ready to be put on your portfolio to show future employer! 

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Back-end development

In the back-end track we will look at the basic elements of back-end development. We will learn: - what does back-end development mean?

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UX/UI

During this course you will explore all the stages of the UI/UX design process. It will be a healthy balance with theory and hands-on excercises to get the feel of UX designer's day.

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QA/testing

This course will give you a broad overview on Testing and Quality Assurance field. 

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Engineering

The vertical will aim to delve into the details of different engineering fields and how computing can be applied within them.

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IT support/
DevOps

This course is meant to cover everything around IT operations and support. The aim is to describe what operations and support is, how it helps the organisation and its customers.

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Project management

The books tell us that IT project management is about planning, organizing, leading and controlling IT projects.

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Product management

It’s owning a product in its entirety and maximising the value it creates. Product owners supervise the product backlog and ensure it is up-to-date in terms of priorities and matches the product’s vision.

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Cyber security

The World is changing, and cybersecurity threats are rapidly increasing. Everything relies more and more heavily on technology; therefore, digital security is becoming more crucial than ever.

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Data analytics/
data science

Data analytics is the future of everything, because it is everywhere. Companies and individuals use data to increase productivity, optimize processes, make decisions, predict trends, recommend products and much more.

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Business
analytics

It’s a set of tasks, knowledge, and techniques required to identify business needs and provide solutions to issues in enterprises.

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Startups/
Entrepreneurship

Startups are young companies, rooted in tech and innovation, founded to develop and bring to market a unique product or service and validate a scalable business model.

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Choose a field you want to discover more and apply

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Step up your game description

A track for mentees with experience in IT

Who? 

Ladies with experience that want to “step up their game” in the IT field: boost their skillset, while knowing the basics already: likely finished our previous tracks, have done some work in the IT field or professionals that want to move to the IT field from a non-IT related position.

What? 

Advanced mentorship track with the focus on more in-depth topics concerning everyday practices - things that can enhance existing skills and tune up daily work processes presented in an “hands on” manner. Participant engagement is expected.

Topics covered may be relevant to non-IT field participants, but are especially valuable for those working closely with tech / software products.

Track lead - Lota Plezere

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Mentors

The IT area is broad; our mentors are experts from different tech areas and cover a wide range of roles - product development, project management, development, testing, UX, IT admin and others

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Our Team

Our team behind the mentorship program

Dana Kocāne
Tech recruitment, career consultations
Ginta Šepa
Talent management
Liene Ozola
Project management,
Talent Management
Diāna Butina
 Director of the program
Irina Točko
Career coach, Talent Management
Dagnija Veide
Mentor Lead
Anna Andersone
RTG co-creator & CEO
Viktorija Tihomirova
Mentees lead 
Oksana Tatarina
Project manager & Learning tech projects lead
Santa Bērziņa
Event manager
Līga Kozlovska
Communication manager
Agrita Garnizone
Tech Expert / Mentor
Līga Lētiņa
UX/UI Expert / Mentor
Kevin Irlen
Tech Expert / Mentor
Daniel Zohar
Tech Expert / Mentor
Diāna Butina
Product ownership, management
 Vineta Bērziņa
Talent management, career coach
 Olga Borisova
Talent management, career consultations, tech recruitment
 Justīne Kravale
Talent management, career coach, tech recruitment

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