MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

A multi-faceted mentorship program that provides an intimate network of fellow PMs and exclusive access to events and workshops that will cultivate a community for women in product focused on self-improvement and learning from each other.

This hands-on program is unlike any other, it is an exclusive community of PMs who get the opportunity to learn and grow through monthly meetups based on their individual and collective goals, a network of peers and senior PMs, and overall a community to ask each other questions, attend local events together and learn from one another.

The 2018 Mentorship Program officially kicked off on August 28, 2018! If you are interested in joining please signup for the waitlist using the link below. We will be matching members from the waitlist to groups throughout the program. 

PROGRAM LOGISTICS

2018 Mentorship Members benefits

As a member you will receive:

  1. A 6-person mentorship circle of female PMs matched based on similar goals to you (as elected in the sign-up form)

  2. An exclusive AWIP hosted Kick-Off event for this program on August 28th where you will meet with the rest of your cohort and learn about mentorship from female PM execs 

  3. Facebook group that can be used to foster discussion and connect with others in the program

Mentor circles

  • The mentorship program will run from Aug 2018 - December 2018 and will be capped at 80 members

  • Within this circle, you will meet once a month to work towards the goals set at the kick-off event

  • One member of your group will be the group leader and will be responsible for reporting on the progress and successes of your mentor circle

MENTOR CIRCLE LEADERS

If you'd like to become a circle leader, when you fill out the sign-up form please select "Yes" when the question is asked

As a leader your responsibilities include: 

  • Manage your circle by scheduling your monthly meetups and providing guidance and direction for your circle

  • Report bi-weekly on the status of your mentor circle: participation status and progress made toward goals. This will help AWIP support your mentorship circle's goals

Eligibility

  • To be eligible to join the mentorship program, one must be a member of AWIP and commit to the 4 month program by signing the NDA form and program agreement/contract 

  • If a member fails to attend kick-off event or participate in circle meetups without a valid excuse given to the group leader with advanced notice, then the seat to this program will be forfeited and made available to waitlist members (only 2 excuses allowed within program)

  • At this time, the program can only support members located in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are hoping to expand in the future to allow members in other locations to participate virtually 


MENTOR CIRCLE TOPICS

Each mentor circle will decide on a topic or goal to focus on during the duration of this program. These goals will be submitted at the Kick-Off event. Some examples include:

  1. Improving leadership skills

  2. PM tasks (roadmapping, PRDs, metrics)

  3. Improving technical skills (SQL course, C++, APIs, Cloud infrastructure)

  4. Future tech (Blockchain, ML, AI, VR)

  5. Transition learning: Switching from Enterprise to Consumer or vice versa

  6. Communication/executive presence

  7. Job search (Mock interviewing, writing resumes + cover letters)

  8. Case studies for interview preparations


PROGRAM CONTENT

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Mentorship Program Kick Off

August 28th 2018 6:00-8:00 PM 

Yelp Office, San Francisco