WTSMentorship Program

Author: Areej AbuAli

Date: 02/05/2021

UPDATE:
The current cohort application form is now closed. Stay tuned for updates on our next cohort later this year.

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We launched our first WTSMentorship Program cohort last year and it was a huge success. We matched 220 mentors x mentees and the feedback that came through was great. We learned a lot from this feedback and are happy to announce the opening of our second WTSMentorship Program cohort.

What is the WTSMentorship program?

WTSMentorship is a Women in Tech SEO initiative. It's a mentorship program for women in the SEO field with the goal of helping both mentors and mentees to feel empowered and share that empowerment with one another.

This program is all about

Women Mentoring Women
. This is the value that this is community has been built on from the very beginning.

This is a mentorship program, not a training course, it involves mentors and mentees within the SEO industry, but the focus of the mentorship program is on soft skills such as Career Development, Leadership, Strategy and more.

Meet the team

There's something absolutely beautiful about a mentorship program that's organised by a woman (myself), trained by a woman (Kathryn), sponsored by a woman (Aleyda) and mentored by women (WTS community mentors).

Our program trainer, Kathryn Monkcom, is a digital marketer and careers coach, who will be providing training sessions to both our mentors and mentees during the program onboarding phase. She will then conduct weekly check ins and provide guidance and advice throughout the program to our mentors and mentees.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Orainti, 100% of the sponsorship fee is covering our trainer's fee. Orainti is Aleyda Solis' SEO Consultancy, specialised on helping companies to grow through international, technical and strategic SEO

Program structure

The program will run for 3 months (May - July) and have a maximum of 100 mentors x mentees. As with all our initiatives, the program is only open to women. There will be a minimum 2 hour monthly requirement to connect with your mentor/mentee. We're leaving it for each pair to decide whether they'd like to schedule that as 30mins weekly, 1 hour fortnightly or whatever works best for the two of you.

There will be a private Slack workspace that includes separate channels for mentors & mentees, as well as key channels for announcements and feedback.

We will provide a program monthly structure, FAQ resources, training materials, weekly check ins and feedback to all our mentors and mentees.

How can you participate?

As with everything in our community, this is a free global initiative. Simply fill this form and choose whether you'd like to sign up as a mentor or a mentee (not both). We will then do 1-1 match making based on your responses and match each mentor with a mentee. The upcoming cohort will have a maximum of 100 mentors x mentees matched so the more detailed you are in your response, the more helpful it will be to match you.

WTSMentorship Program Form

Key information

  • Due to high demand, the deadline for the

    Mentee form is Friday, April 9th
    and the deadline for the
    Mentor form is Monday, April 12th

  • Please review the program code of conduct which is included in the application form

  • We will have a maximum of 100 mentors x mentees in this cohort so we won't be able to match everyone

  • You can either sign up as a mentor or a mentee (not both)

  • We will be in touch the week of

    April 26th
    with next steps using the email you supply in the application form

  • The mentorship program cohort duration will be

    3 months
    (May - July) and requires a minimum of 2 hours monthly to connect with one another

  • All program members must be part of our temporary WTSMentorship slack workspace that you'll be invited to

Cohort Mentors

You can find a list of our current cohort mentors here:

https://www.womenintechseo.com/mentors/

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I'm excited about launching the second cohort of the WTSMentorship Program - renewed and revamped! As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.