Mentors and Role Models - Best Practices in Many Cultures
Katy Dickinson, Founder, Mentoring Standard
Voices 2015 www.globaltechwomen.com
Wed March 11 8:30 PST
Wed March 11 11:30 EST
Wed March 11 15:30 UTC
Wed March 11 21:00 IST
Thu March 12 2:30 Sydney
Session Length: 1 Hour
Mentoring is a professional methodology with remarkably good payback. This talk will present how mentors, mentees, and their home organizations can make the most of this best practice, including how to start up and measure a mentoring program. Examples will come from successful corporate, governmental, and school-based mentoring programs in Brazil, China, India, the USA, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Program success in one Engineering company was measured at over 1,000% return on investment (ROI) with more than twice the normal promotions, 93% satisfaction, 88% mentors working remotely from mentees in 30 global sites, and 70% executive mentors. Many of the stories will come from the U.S. State Department's TechWomen mentoring program for STEM professional women. Since 2011, 250 mentors from 89 Silicon Valley companies have hosted TechWomen Emerging Leaders from the Middle East and Africa who then return to their home countries to be mentors and role models for girls and young women. Illustrations for the talk will come from sources including the "Notable Women in Computing Card Deck" Kickstarter project and the "TechWomen Emerging Leaders from the Middle East and Africa" project.
About Katy: Katy Dickinson designs and manages successful mentoring programs in the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. She has held senior executive roles at Everwise, People to People, MentorCloud, Huawei, and Sun Microsystems. At Sun, she created and managed the global Engineering mentoring programs for ten years, after creating and managing the Sun Labs archiving system, the Software development life cycle process, and other large corporate infrastructure.
Katy Dickinson was the Process Architect for the first class of the U.S. State Department’s TechWomen mentoring program for the Middle East and Africa. She is an Accredited Mentor, University of the South - School of Theology, Education for Ministry program. Member of the Anita Borg Institute Advisory Board. Lecturer for the University of California at Berkeley Engineering class on entrepreneurship. Katy Dickinson was graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with high honors and distinction. She is an author, speaker, and popular blogger.