HarvardWIT+ Mentoring Program

The HarvardWIT+ Mentoring Program is an all volunteer, staff-led 6-month program where we match marginalized genders with a mentor of any gender. We won a PAIF Grant to support our first year (2018/2019), and will complete our Cohort 2 in May 2020. We are currently supported by Harvard University IT and Anne Margulies, Vice President and Chief Information Officer. More information about Cohort 3 coming soon!

 

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 - Cohort 3

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 Fall 2020 and conclude in Spring 2021. 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 program will start in Fall 2020 and conclude in Spring 2021. 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

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 cohort 3 are now open until September 25th. Please use this link to learn more about the program and how to apply.