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WTSMentorship Program

Author:

Areej AbuAli

Last updated:

18/06/2022

Note: The current cohort is now closed.

We launched our first WTSMentorship Program cohort 2 years ago and it was a huge success. In our last 2 cohorts, we matched over 300 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 third 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 feel empowered and share that empowerment with one another.

This program is all about

Women Mentoring Women
. This is the value that this 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

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of RicketyRoo Inc, we're able to cover our trainer's fee. 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.

Program structure

The program will run for 2 months (July - August) with onboarding and training taking place at the end of June. It will have a maximum of 100 mentors x mentees. As with all our initiatives, the program is only open to women. We recommend between 2 to 4 hours monthly requirement to connect with your mentor/mentee.

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 out the below form and choose whether you'd like to sign up as a mentor or a mentee

(not both)
. We will then do 1-1 matchmaking 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 application forms is

    Friday, June 3rd

  • 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

    June 20th
    with the next steps using the email you supply in the application form

  • Onboarding and training sessions will take place during the week of

    June 27th

  • The mentorship program cohort duration will be

    2 months
    (July - August) and requires 2 - 4 hours monthly to connect with one another

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

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

Meet our current mentors here.