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Washington	DC
Mentor	Protégé	Program
Session	1:	Orientation	&	
STEM	Career	Exploration
Tuesday,	October	25,	2016
1
WELCOME	
Girls	in	Technology	
Washington	DC
Mentor	Protégé	Program
Session	1:	Orientation	&	STEM	Career	Exploration
Agenda...
WASHINGTON	DC
INAUGURAL	GIRLS	IN	TECHNOLOGY	
WASHINGTON	DC	PROGRAM
3
WELCOME	DC												GIRLS
School	Without	Walls
Elizabeth	Seton Georgetown	
Day	School
Gwynn	Park
High	School
Lychee	Roch...
GIT	DC	TEAM
5
ESTABLISHED	in	2001
MISSION:	
Girls	in	Technology	works	to	inspire	girls	in	grades	6-12	towards	successful	
futures	in	SCI...
7
GIT	SCHOLARSHIP
Value
• Cash	
scholarships	
(TBD)
• “Experience”	
giveaways
Essay	or	
Video
Example	topics:
• What	is	your...
MENTOR	PROTÉGÉ	– GOALS
Make	professional	
connections	with	
mentors	and	other	
girls	interested	in	
STEM
Provide	
opportun...
Month Topic
October	25 STEM	Career	Exploration	– Protégé Orientation
November	22 Leadership
December NO	SESSION
January	24...
*Networking	–meet	new	people,	learn	
how	to	make	connections,	improve	public	
speaking
*GIT	Talks	–speaker	panel	with	wome...
ACTIVE	LISTENING	ACTIVE LISTENING
12
General	Profile:
*Professional	women	from	around	Washington	DC
*Studied	or	are	currently	working	in	STEM	careers
*They	hav...
§Ask	mentors	about	their	experiences	
§Share	your	passions	and	goals
§Ask	mentors	for	help	in	identifying	and	defining	goa...
MENTOR	PROTÉGÉ	– EXPECTATIONS
• Arrive at 5:45PM to	sign in and network
• Attend as many sessions as possible
• Limit use ...
Talks
STEM	Career	Exploration
Dr.	Allena	Willis	Kennerly
Owner,	Orthodontist
Smashing	Smiles	
Orthodontics
Linda	Powell
Ch...
JOB	SHADOWING	OPPORTUNITIES	
Job	shadow	Baas	Bikes	Co-Founder	&	Chief	Technology	Officer,	Justin	
Molineaux	to	learn	about...
MENTORING	SESSIONS
18
Have	a	fun	meaningful	discussion	with	your	mentor	and	protégés.		Remember	to	use	the	time	wisely.		Ask	as	
many	questions	...
After	mentoring	sessions,	we	will	meet	in	the	main	
room	and	will	ask	mentors	and	proteges	share	what	
they	learned	in	the...
SPECIAL	THANK	YOU
Program	Underwriter
Northern	VA	Host
Resources,	Promotion	&	Support
Maryland	Host
Are	you	interested	in	...
GIT	SITES	&	RESOURCES
Please	FOLLOW,	LIKE,	SHARE	&	CONTRIBUTE!
#GITDC	#GITMentors	#GITGirls
*Blog:	http://bit.ly/GITBlog
*...
GIT	EVENT:	SHARING	OUR	SUCCESS
VISA	USA,	Inc.
44901	Russell	Branch	Pkwy.
Ashburn	VA,	20147
Free	Admission,	
Registration	R...
GIT	EVENT:	WIT	HOLIDAY	GALA
bit.ly/WITHolidayGala
24
More	Info:
https://www.ncwit.org/programs-campaigns/aspirations-
computing
High	School:	Award	for	Aspirations	in	Computing...
JOB	SHADOWING	OPPORTUNITIES	
Job	shadow	Baas	Bikes	Co-Founder	&	Chief	Technology	Officer,	Justin	
Molineaux	to	learn	about...
Reminders:
• Apply	for	job	shadowing	and	award	opportunities
• Register	for	GIT	Events
• Add	and	share	with	us	on	Social	M...
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Gils in Technology kicked off the launching of the first Washington DC #STEM program, hosted at the Marian Koshland Science Museum. During session #1, #GITGirls received a program orientation and also listed to the #GITTalks panel on STEM Career Exploration, and then met their mentors to talk further about college and career.

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Girls in Technology DC - Session #1: STEM Career Exploration - 10/25/2016

  1. 1. Washington DC Mentor Protégé Program Session 1: Orientation & STEM Career Exploration Tuesday, October 25, 2016 1
  2. 2. WELCOME Girls in Technology Washington DC Mentor Protégé Program Session 1: Orientation & STEM Career Exploration Agenda: (You must sign in with the GIT front desk in order to record your attendance) • 5:45 – 6:10pm: Registration, Refreshments, Networking • 6:10 – 6:30pm: Orientation • 6:30 – 7:30pm: GIT Talks – STEM Career Exploration • 7:30 – 8:15pm: Mentoring Session • 8:15 – 8:30pm: Closing 2
  3. 3. WASHINGTON DC INAUGURAL GIRLS IN TECHNOLOGY WASHINGTON DC PROGRAM 3
  4. 4. WELCOME DC GIRLS School Without Walls Elizabeth Seton Georgetown Day School Gwynn Park High School Lychee RochambeauLuke C. Moore High School 4
  5. 5. GIT DC TEAM 5
  6. 6. ESTABLISHED in 2001 MISSION: Girls in Technology works to inspire girls in grades 6-12 towards successful futures in SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, and MATHEMATICS (STEM) OBJECTIVES: Design programs that fulfill our mission and embody our ”7 Core Beliefs” OUR PROGRAMS: Sharing Our Success Mentor Protégé DC Mentor Protégé VA Mentor Protégé MD Cyber Patriot Girls GIRLS IN TECHNOLOGY 6
  7. 7. 7
  8. 8. GIT SCHOLARSHIP Value • Cash scholarships (TBD) • “Experience” giveaways Essay or Video Example topics: • What is your big dream? • How will you go back to your school and encourage other girls? Timing • Spring GIT SCHOLARSHIP 6 $ Value • Cash scholarships (TBD) • “Experience” giveaways Essay or Video • What is your big dream? • How will you go back to your school and encourage other girls? Timing • Spring $ 8
  9. 9. MENTOR PROTÉGÉ – GOALS Make professional connections with mentors and other girls interested in STEM Provide opportunities and support to help launch college and career Be empowered! Be confident! Own your own success! 9
  10. 10. Month Topic October 25 STEM Career Exploration – Protégé Orientation November 22 Leadership December NO SESSION January 24 Passion + STEM February 28 Embrace Fear and Learn to Fail March 28 Graduation – How Can You Change the World? April 25 Make Up Session MENTOR PROTÉGÉ – SESSIONS Session Format: § 5:45 – 6:10 Registration, Refreshments, Networking Activity § 6:10 – 6:30 Opening § 6:30 – 7:30 GIT Talks or Demo § 7:30 – 8:15 Mentoring session § 8:15 – 8:30 Closing Program Format: Meet once a month for 5 sessions 10
  11. 11. *Networking –meet new people, learn how to make connections, improve public speaking *GIT Talks –speaker panel with women who have paved the path and are leaders in STEM fields, Question & Answer *STEM Demos – hands on interactive ways to learn about STEM MENTOR PROTÉGÉ – NETWORKING, SPEAKERS, DEMOS 11
  12. 12. ACTIVE LISTENING ACTIVE LISTENING 12
  13. 13. General Profile: *Professional women from around Washington DC *Studied or are currently working in STEM careers *They have experience and knowledge to share with you *They are volunteering their time to help you *They are coming straight from work *They are fun and amazing women! MENTOR PROTÉGÉ – OUR MENTORS 13
  14. 14. §Ask mentors about their experiences §Share your passions and goals §Ask mentors for help in identifying and defining goals and paths to explore §Ask questions §Be open and have a meaningful conversation rather than answering “yes” or “no” CREATING A PURPOSEFUL MENTORING CONVERSATION Ask mentors about their experiences Share your passions and goals Ask mentors for help in identifying and defining goals and paths to explore Ask questions Be open and have a meaningful conversation rather than answering “yes” or “no” CREATING A PURPOSEFUL MENTORING CONVERSATION 14
  15. 15. MENTOR PROTÉGÉ – EXPECTATIONS • Arrive at 5:45PM to sign in and network • Attend as many sessions as possible • Limit use of cell phones to be polite and as a sign of respect and appreciation • Give your undivided attention • Participate & engage! • Think broadly and respect that everyone is a product of their unique culture, enjoy the differences, understand other’s values and continue to learn. 15
  16. 16. Talks STEM Career Exploration Dr. Allena Willis Kennerly Owner, Orthodontist Smashing Smiles Orthodontics Linda Powell Chief Data Officer Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Ronnie McTier Energy Efficiency Manager ICF International Justin Molineaux Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer Baas Bikes 16
  17. 17. JOB SHADOWING OPPORTUNITIES Job shadow Baas Bikes Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Justin Molineaux to learn about coding and mobile app development. Baas Bikes is located in Washington DC. Apply no later than October 31, 2016 http://bit.ly/GITJobShadowingBaasBikes Job shadow Dr. Allena Willis Kennerly, owner of Smashing Smiles Orthodontics to learn more about the dentistry and orthodontics profession. Smashing Smiles is located in Washington DC. Apply no later than October 31, 2016 http://bit.ly/GITJobShadowingSmashingSmiles 17
  18. 18. MENTORING SESSIONS 18
  19. 19. Have a fun meaningful discussion with your mentor and protégés. Remember to use the time wisely. Ask as many questions and learn as much as you can! Ensure everyone in your group gets an opportunity to speak. Make sure to get to know everyone in your group! Also, remember to learn your group members’ names! Here are some sample questions. Questions for mentors 1. Where did you grow up 2. Where did you go to school and what did you study 3. How did you choose this school and major 4. What did you like most about your school/program 5. Where do you work, what do you do 6. What experience do you need 7. What do you like most about your job 8. Which of the GIT 7 Core Beliefs has benefited your career path the most Questions for proteges 1. Where do you go to school, what grade are you in 2. What extra curricular activities do you do, and enjoy the most 3. What are some of your hobbies and passions 4. Have you thought about what you want to study in college 5. What do you want to learn from the GIT program 6. Which of the GIT 7 Core Beliefs is most important to you MENTORING SESSIONS 19
  20. 20. After mentoring sessions, we will meet in the main room and will ask mentors and proteges share what they learned in their mentoring sessions. Mentoring closeout questions 1. Tell us where did your mentor go to college? 2. What did you learn about your mentor/protégé? 3. What does your mentor/protégé like to do? 4. Any advice you learned that is valuable to share? 5. Which GIT 7 Core Beliefs is important to you? MENTORING SESSIONS - CLOSEOUT 20
  21. 21. SPECIAL THANK YOU Program Underwriter Northern VA Host Resources, Promotion & Support Maryland Host Are you interested in being a sponsor for Mentor- Protégé programs? Please contact us! DC Host 21
  22. 22. GIT SITES & RESOURCES Please FOLLOW, LIKE, SHARE & CONTRIBUTE! #GITDC #GITMentors #GITGirls *Blog: http://bit.ly/GITBlog *Facebook: http://bit.ly/GITfacebook *Twitter: http://bit.ly/GITTweet *Instagram: http://bit.ly/GITInsta *Snapchat: http://bit.ly/GITSnapchat *Website: http://bit.ly/GITwebsite *YouTube: http://bit.ly/GITYouTube 22
  23. 23. GIT EVENT: SHARING OUR SUCCESS VISA USA, Inc. 44901 Russell Branch Pkwy. Ashburn VA, 20147 Free Admission, Registration Required Register here: http://bit.ly/GITSOSVisaNov2016 23
  24. 24. GIT EVENT: WIT HOLIDAY GALA bit.ly/WITHolidayGala 24
  25. 25. More Info: https://www.ncwit.org/programs-campaigns/aspirations- computing High School: Award for Aspirations in Computing www.aspirations.org/participate/high-school College: Aspirations in Computing Community www.aspirations.org/participate/college-students K-12 Outreach: Aspire IT K-12 Outreach Program www.ncwit.org/aspireit Educator: Aspirations in Computing Educator Award www.aspirations.org/participate/educators AWARD OPPORTUNITIES 25
  26. 26. JOB SHADOWING OPPORTUNITIES Job shadow Baas Bikes Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Justin Molineaux to learn about coding and mobile app development. Baas Bikes is located in Washington DC. Apply no later than October 31, 2016 http://bit.ly/GITJobShadowingBaasBikes Job shadow Dr. Allena Willis Kennerly, owner of Smashing Smiles Orthodontics to learn more about the dentistry and orthodontics profession. Smashing Smiles is located in Washington DC. Apply no later than October 31, 2016 http://bit.ly/GITJobShadowingSmashingSmiles 26
  27. 27. Reminders: • Apply for job shadowing and award opportunities • Register for GIT Events • Add and share with us on Social Media • Write a blog about what you enjoyed Email to: girlsintechdc@gmail.com • Session #2: LEADERSHIP • Tuesday, 11/22/16 CLOSING 27
  28. 28. WASHINGTON DC

Gils in Technology kicked off the launching of the first Washington DC #STEM program, hosted at the Marian Koshland Science Museum. During session #1, #GITGirls received a program orientation and also listed to the #GITTalks panel on STEM Career Exploration, and then met their mentors to talk further about college and career.

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