Mentor Journey

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Why we need you

Currently 1 Million Women To Tech has 29,000 learners signed up, and a staff of three. In order to get to 1 million, we ideally need 100,000 mentors. Every person counts!


Please note this is an unpaid Volunteer position. However, upon completion of a 90-day Mentoring “cohort” you get:


  • Access to Daily Data and other course materials
  • Priority to become Hiring Partners
  • Access to ongoing mentor training and skill development


  • As one of our Summer Of Code Mentors said “You learn ten times more when you teach someone.”
  • Learn best practices that will help you in your own professional work including: code reviews, pair-programming, asynchronous communication
  • Become a certified 1 Million Women To Tech Mentor (Level 1 to Level 5)
  • Challenge yourself outside of your comfort zone
  • Meet with other cultures from around the world, learn to work in a remote environment, in new work paradigms


  • Leave a legacy
  • Be part of an elite peer-group
  • Change the lives of 1 million women, their communities, and the world


  • Available at least 2 hours a week for a 3-month (~90 day) period
  • At least 2 years of professional experience at a full-time, paid, software engineering or data science role
  • Passing a technical challenge in the programming language of your choice (we accept all, but preference will be given to JavaScript, Python, C#, Java in this order)
  • Bootcamp graduates and non-traditional careers welcome
  • Any gender and identification
  • High-speed internet connection supporting screen sharing, webcam and headset for pair programming
  • Awesome, kind, verbally soft and supportive communication style – remember, about 80% of Learners are beginners or self-learners
  • Amazing personality
  • Belief in the women’s cause


  • Pass the Mentors – Level 1 onboarding course (~ 2 hours)
  • 12 Pull Request (PR) reviews on 1millionwomentotech’s GitHub (~30mins each)
  • 12 Forum answers on Learners’ Forum ( <30mins each)
  • 12 pair-programming sessions and track: record, upload to 1millionwomentotech Dropbox, and submit individual evaluation (~30mins each)
  • Submit mid-term evaluation at 6 weeks and final evaluation at 12 weeks
  • Abide by the Code of Conduct, Privacy Policy, and have self-motivated integrity and kindness in all dealings with Learners, Volunteers, and Staff


Please refer to the Master Timeline 2019 for details.


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