HarvardWIT+ Mentoring Program

Program Objectives

  • Increase retention and promotion of marginalized genders in IT roles
  • Provide coaching and tools for career development
  • Promote networking and internal mobility via pairings across Schools
  • Engage and empower marginalized genders 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
  • Marginalized gender applicants to open IT positions across Harvard
  • Percent of marginalized genders in IT roles grades 57-59

Eligibility Criteria

Mentees  Mentors
Identify as a marginalized gender 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

The program will start in November and conclude in May. Applicants should be able to participate in the full duration of the program with the following time commitments:

  • Meet in your pairing at least 1 hour/month 
  • Attend four 2-hour group meetings

The first group meeting is the kick-off session: 

Wednesday, December 4
1:00-3:00 PM ET
Pierce Hall, Room 301

The program will start in November and conclude in May. Applicants should be able to participate in the full duration of the program with the following time commitments:

  • Meet in your pairing at least 1 hour/month 
  • Attend four 2-hour group meetings

The first group meeting is the kick-off session: 

Wednesday, December 4
1:00-3:00 PM ET
Pierce Hall, Room 301

 

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 2019/2020 cohort are now closed.