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Portuguese Women in Tech launches mentoring program to fight against the "gender gap"

In 2019, a study published by the Portuguese Women in Tech (PWIT) community made it known that there is still a large gender gap in the area of ??technology. Nevertheless, PWIT reveals that professional and learning growth, through mentoring, is one of the most attractive opportunities for women in any company.

To fight against the "gender gap" and promote female enthusiasm for the technological world, PWIT, in partnership with the support of Avanade, Mercedes-Benz.io and Worten, launched a five-month mentoring program open to 50 people. graduates and young technology students. Applications are open until March 15.

The initiative wants to act as an intermediary between young women and professionals in the area, who can guide them, sharing their experience and teaching them to find their voice in the noise of the labor market and to have an entrepreneurial and active mentality. This is a unique opportunity for young people who want to prepare for a challenging professional future and who want to learn from some of the most experienced women in the national ecosystem, says Ins Santos Silva, Co-Founder of PWIT.

The program connects young women to professionals, 8 taking into account their interests, goals and experience. Over the course of five months, mentors and mentors will create a close relationship through face-to-face and online sessions, as well as two community events. Those interested must have a background in technology, design and data science, show determination in terms of their professional development and have a sense of commitment to the entire program.

The application for the mentoring program can be made on the PWIT website. After the selection of the participants, the kick-off events on March 23 at Casa do Impacto, in Lisbon, and 25 of the same month at Founders Founders, in Porto, officially start the initiative.