Monday, March 17, 2014

Experience from the mentoring program of Vic ICT for Women

Victorian ICT for Women organizes a mentoring program every year. They offer people from ICT industry to register their interest as to be mentor or mentee or both. This is an great opportunity for the women in IT industry to build up their networking as well as refine their leadership skill.

This year I have attended the program as a mentee with great intend to find my mentor. From whom I can learn a lot about the prospectus of IT industry and of course who can guide me for a successful path in this era of competition.

At the very first time I was a bit nervous about attending the program but when I joined the event it went smoothly. I enjoyed the whole time I spent there, learned about many people, had a chance to talk with some successful professionals.

The program was very well organized. At first the organizing member introduced us with the organizers and described us about the program's aim. Before the program every registered member had been asked to list their preferred mentors. After the introductory session, the mentor and the mentee got their chance to spend some time with their preferred one. It's called "Speed Dating Style". Ten minutes will be given to both of you to know about yourself. After that you will get chance to meet with your another preferred mentor.

It was an great opportunity to meet people from the ICT industry and do the networking. I liked my both mentors. They are very successful in their career and have full of experiences. Both of them gave me very useful tips and suggestion and shared some of their experience. It wish I could have both of their mentorship but unfortunately I had to choose one of them. Luckily, I got my mentor according to my choice and she is an wonderful lady and very much successful in her career. I am very much thankful to the Vic ICT for Women organization to give such an opportunity.