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Girls in Technology (GIT) Mentor-Protege Program in Virginia held its first session on October 8, 2014. The first session topic was on STEM/STEAM Career Exploration.

GIT Mentor-Protege program connects High School girls interested in STEM/STEAM with professional women already in STEM/STEAM Careers and backgrounds.

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  1. 1. Girls in Technology Mentor Protégé Program 2014-2015 Protégé Orientation Session 1: STEAM Career Exploration Virginia
  2. 2. WELCOME Girls in Technology Mentor Protégé Program VIRGINIA Protégé Orientation & Session 1: STEM Career Exploration Agenda: The GIT Mentor-Protégé Program starts promptly at 6:00 PM. • 6:00 - 6:30pm: Sign-in/Networking/Refreshments (You must sign in with the GIT front desk in order to record your attendance) • 6:30 – 7:00pm: Welcome & Announcements – Jenny Oh • 7:00 – 7:30pm: Keynote Speaker – Ellen Jennings • 7:30 – 8:30pm: Mentor-Protégé Session • 8:30pm: Closing – Edith Ababio
  3. 3. Message from Girls in Technology Chair: Trish Barber https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwmBp_4p SE0&feature=youtu.be
  4. 4. GIRLS IN TECHNOLOGY (GIT) *ESTABLISHED in 2001 *MISSION: Girls in Technology works to inspire girls in grades 6-12 towards successful futures in SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, and MATHEMATICS (STEAM) *OBJECTIVE: Design programs that fulfill our mission and embody our 7 core belief tenets *GIT Programs: *CyberGirls *Sharing Our Success (SOS) *Mentor Protégé Program
  5. 5. GIT SCHOLARSHIP Value • Up to $1,000 Essay or Video • What is your big dream? • How will you go back to your school and encourage other girls? Timing • Spring
  6. 6. GIT SITES & RESOURCES *WEB: http://womenintechnology.org/git *FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Girls-In- Technology/300114760006884 *LinkedIn: GIT Mentor Protégé Program *TWITTER: GirlsInTech_WIT
  7. 7. GIT STEERING COMMITTEE *CHAIR: Trish Barber *VICE CHAIR: Elvina Kamalova *WIT OFFICE: Staff@womenintechnology.org 703-766-1153 *STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS Anika Lalmansingh Jenny Oh Carmen Radelat Melanie Hendrick Casey Linsey Puja Chadha Curlis Phillip Susan Chait Edith Ababio Suzanne Harvey Irene Lane Whitney Vickrey
  8. 8. (From the top L-R) Trish Barber, Elvina Kamalova, Jenny Oh, Edith Ababio, Irene Lane, Puja Chadha, Whitney Vickrey, Melanie Hendrick, Casey Linsey, Suzanne Harvey, Susan Chait, Curlis Phillip, Anika Lalmansingh, Carmen Radelat
  9. 9. SPECIAL THANK YOU For your leadership and support Program Underwriter Program Sponsor
  10. 10. MENTOR PROTÉGÉ PROGRAM The Mentor Protégé Program is a GIT sponsored program Pilot HS 2012 program launched through WITs adult mentoring program 2008 2010 2011 GIT officially launches Mentor Protégé – STEM mentoring for high school girls Recipient of Outstanding Educator Award from Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Foundation Invited to the White House Council on Women and Girls Future Expansion
  11. 11. MENTOR PROTÉGÉ – INTRODUCTION Two congruent programs per year *Tyson’s Corner, Virginia *Rockville, Maryland VIRGINIA MENTOR PROTÉGÉ PROGRAM TEAM *VIRGINIA CHAIR: Jenny Oh *VICE CHAIR: Edith Ababio *MENTOR LIAISON: Whitney Vickrey *PROTÉGÉ LIAISON: Melanie Hendrick *SPEAKER LIAISON: Irene Lane *REGISTRATION MANAGER: Puja Chadha
  12. 12. MENTOR PROTÉGÉ – SESSIONS Program Format: Meet once a month for 5 sessions Month Topic October STEM Career Exploration – Protégé Orientation November Leadership December NO SESSION January A Passion for STEM – How to Measure your Own Success February Innovation – Embrace Fear and Learn to Fail March Graduation – How Can You Change the World? Session Format: 6:00 – 6:30 Sign-in/Networking/Light Meal 6:30 – 6:45 Welcome/Announcements 6:45 – 7:30 Featured Speaker/Panel Discussion/Demonstration 7:30 – 8:30 Mentoring session 8:30 Close-out
  13. 13. MENTOR PROTÉGÉ – SPEAKERS/PANEL/DEMOS Women who are leaders in STEAM fields Women who have paved the path Women who are willing to share their experiences Question & Answer Discussions Hands-on interactive STEAM demonstrations
  14. 14. ACTIVE LISTENING
  15. 15. MENTOR PROTÉGÉ – MENTORING STRUCTURE Mentors and protégés matched based on academic experience and STEAM interests Each group has 2 to 3 mentors and 2 to 3protégés Same group will meet for 2 to 3 sessions, re-groupings TBD
  16. 16. WHAT IS MENTORING? Definition of Mentoring: “ Mentoring is a process whereby mentor and protégé work together to discover and develop the protégés’ latent abilities, to provide the protégé with knowledge and skills as opportunities and needs arise, and for the mentor to serve as an effective tutor, counselor, friend and foe who enables the protégé to sharpen skills and hone her thinking.” Gordon F. Shea
  17. 17. SOME EXAMPLES OF WHAT MENTORS DO:  Listen  Bring openness, trust and confidentiality  Help build self-confidence  Share knowledge of STEM education, industry and careers  Ask powerful questions  Coach and inspire  Share your personal experiences and insights  Trigger self-awareness  Offer encouragement  Challenge to achieve important goals  Teach by example
  18. 18. MENTOR PROTÉGÉ – OUR MENTORS General Profile: *Professional women from around Washington DC *Studied or are currently working in STEAM 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!
  19. 19. 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”
  20. 20. MENTOR PROTÉGÉ – EXPECTATIONS • Arrive at 6PM 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. • Think broadly and respect that everyone is a product of their unique culture, enjoy the differences, understand other’s values and continue to learn.
  21. 21. MENTOR PROTÉGÉ – GOALS Connect girls who share similar passions and interests Connect with mentors who provide support and are role models Begin to build a professional network Direct access to women and resources in the community Learn about STEAM careers and opportunities Understand the connection between STEAM skills and career Be empowered! Be confident! Own your own success Be a role model for other girls
  22. 22. SPEAKER Discussion Topic: STEAM Career Exploration Keynote Speaker Ellen Jennings CEO, BEI Networks • Bachelors of Science in Applied Mathematics – University of Virginia • Master of Business Administration – Harvard Business School • Over 20 years of experience in telecommunications and information technology • Currently Chief Executive Officer of BEI
  23. 23. NETWORKING EXERCISE First Impressions Mean EVERYTHING Each person will introduce themselves to another person (each person has 1 minute) then shift to the right…start again. 1st: Line up facing each other 2nd :Reach out, grab the person’s hand, pump 3 times and say • Hi! My name is… • I attend ______HS and I am a ______( what year?) • I joined the GIT MP Program because __________. PUMP PUMP PUMP
  24. 24. MENTORING SESSION
  25. 25. CLOSING DREAM *BIG* JOIN US ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, and our GIT BLOG! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Girls-In- Technology/300114760006884 Twitter: https://twitter.com/GirlsInTech_WIT Blog: http://girlsintechnologyblog.wordpress.com/ LinkedIn: GIT Mentor Protégé Program REMINDERS: • NEXT SESSION: WED 11/12/14 @6PM on LEADERSHIP • TWEET, FACEBOOK, BLOG questions on Leadership

Girls in Technology (GIT) Mentor-Protege Program in Virginia held its first session on October 8, 2014. The first session topic was on STEM/STEAM Career Exploration. GIT Mentor-Protege program connects High School girls interested in STEM/STEAM with professional women already in STEM/STEAM Careers and backgrounds.

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