HarvardWIT Mentoring Program

Program Objectives

  • Increase retention and promotion of women in IT roles
  • Provide coaching and tools for career development
  • Promote networking and internal mobility via pairings across Schools
  • Engage and empower women in IT roles
  • Build confidence and self-advocacy skills

Program Goals: Measurable increases in –

  • Confidence levels of participants
  • Engagement levels of participants
  • New cross-School connections
  • Women applicants to open IT positions across Harvard
  • Percent of women in IT roles grades 57-59

Eligibility Criteria

Mentees  Mentors
Identify as a woman All genders
Grade 58 or below Any grade level (we seek to match mentees with a mentor in a higher grade level)
At least two years in an IT-related role and one year in current Harvard role At least two years in an IT-related role

Able to commit at least 1 hour/month for six months, and attend events listed below:

Kick-Off : 3 hours

Mid-Point Check-in: 3 hours

Closing Ceremony: 3 hours

Able to commit at least 1 hour/month for six months, and attend events listed below:

Kick-Off : 3 hours

Mid-Point Check-in: 3 hours

Closing Ceremony: 3 hours

 

Additional Information

  • Submitted applications do not guarantee participation
  • Applicants must apply to be either a mentor or mentee, not both
  • Meetings between mentees/mentors are expected to take place during working hours

Applications for our pilot program 2018/19 are closed. We hope to offer this mentorship again in Fall 2019, more information will be shared when we have it.