Below you can apply for a mentor. Please note that you can send a maximum of 5 applications. Application deadline is September 6th, 2022.
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Rachele Carraro
Head of Marketing

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Short Bio:
I am a marketing, growth and sales strategist with experience in Blockchain, AdTech and FinTech. At the moment, I am leading all Marketing efforts at Mintago - I am in charge of branding, growth and digital & product marketing.

Target driven, detail-oriented and pragmatic person with an entrepreneurial mindset and in constant search for a challenge. Armed with grit and motivated by passion for what I do, what drives my ambition is the desire to learn and achieve goals. Well-versed in providing hands-on leadership and thrive in positions where teamwork is crucial as I both take initiative and let others lead when needed.
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
4-5 years
Primary Skills:
Canva, HTML, HTML/CSS, SEO, UX, Wordpress
Mentor Role: Aspriring Leader
I can help mentees to grow in:
Tech, Business, Personal Growth, Marketing and Branding, Media and PR
My ideal mentee:
My ideal mentee is someone who is looking to always improve themselves and eager to learn.
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Mara Carvalho
Engineering Manager

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Short Bio:
I was born in 1984 a small town in center of Portugal, and early on I developed a passion to understand how things worked. This passion led le to come to Porto in 2002 to start my degree in Electric Engineering. After finishing the degree, I joined MIPS ABG, that was later acquired by Synopsys. Here I started my work as a Digital Design Engineer, having the opportunity to work with state-of-the art technologies and grow professionally and personally. Later on, in 2017, I embraced a change of career path, by starting to manage a digital design team. I am now working with a team of 6 people, and finding specially rewarding to be able to actively contribute to the growth of the people working with me.
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
10-15 years
Primary Skills:
Other
Mentor Role: Management Leader
I can help mentees to grow in:
Personal Growth
My ideal mentee:
Someone who is available, transparent, and open to share experiences.
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Yemurayi Chinyande
Payments Manager

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Short Bio:
I help 'fe-millenials' in tech, who feel stuck or unfulfilled and are struggling with navigating forward in their careers, so they can activate their full potential and advance to their next dream role.

I am a Payments Product Manager at Cassava Smartech in Zimbabwe. I have a BSc in Computer Science after which I developed software products in the Fintech space for 5 years before I did an MSc in Information Systems. I switched to Business Analysis for 3 years, which was a great disruption of myself as this role blended my personality, expertise and creativity which made me a distinguished employee at work. I am now a Product Manager in Payments, concluding my MBA in Global Finance and on a highway to the helm of Fintech Agenda in Africa.
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
7-10 years
Primary Skills:
Other, Product Management
Mentor Role: Management Leader, Coach, Industry Expert
I can help mentees to grow in:
Tech, Personal Growth, Public Speaking, Social Impact
My ideal mentee:
*A Mid Level Millennial, feeling stuck in their career, looking to accelerate and advance to the next level.
*Ethnicity - African, or of African Decent
*Range of subject areas - Software Development, Business Analysis, Product Management, Fintech
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June Coffey
President

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Short Bio:
I am a C++ developer turned recruitment consultant and I've been doing that for the past 15 years. I help people find positions that gets them to their ultimate career goals.
I help people bring out and frame their experience in a better light that helps them get the job.
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
15+ years
Primary Skills:
Other
Mentor Role: Coach, Industry Expert
I can help mentees to grow in:
Business, Sales and Business Development, Personal Growth
My ideal mentee:
Anyone new to the industry of IT or anyone looking to change positions.
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Joana Correia Costa Pinho
CEO

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I was born in Portugal but I love to travel and discover different cultures and ways of being. Currently living in Spain and enjoying very much the international environment, the food and the lovely weather.
I am a business mindset strategist and I am dedicated to helping women in tech industry to become entrepreneurs and initiate their ways into business by having their own company. My goal is to have more women being entrepreneurs, developing conscious business and close the gender gap in tech.
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
4-5 years
Primary Skills:
Agile, Wordpress
Mentor Role: Coach
I can help mentees to grow in:
Sales and Business Development, Personal Growth
My ideal mentee:
Ideal mentee is a woman that wants help achieving their professional dreams in the tech industry. I mainly focus in 4 areas that I can help you to start creating your company: mindset: eliminate the limiting beliefs that won't let you achieve your dreams; strategy: creating a business model that makes sense to you and resonates with your values and mission; marketing strategy and customer service/ sales.
She is a passionate, committed person with a creative personality that has a lot to give to the world. She is serious about impacting her community and creating wealth for the people around her.
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Jennifer Cox
Head of Communications Cyber Women Ireland, Security Engineering Manager

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Jennifer Cox is a Security Engineer at Tenable, a global leader in Vulnerability Management. After studying Theatre Studies and Media Production, she began working in an admin role at a tech company based in south-east Ireland. Here, she started to learn the various tools of the trade and skillsets that enabled her to progress to a tech support role handling retail, payroll, and accounting software. After working there for 11 years, Jennifer sought a new challenge and joined Tenable in 2016 where she has achieved several promotions and awards, including PCR Top 25 Women in Tech in 2019 and 2020. She now works to empower organisations in the private and public sectors in EMEA towards best practices in Cyber Security, Risk Prevention, and Exposure Awareness. She is also an active member of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, is an advisory board member of the Leaders in Tech Ireland, Women in Technology and Science Ireland, and works hard to ensure diversity and inclusion within her industry. Jennifer is an accomplished and results-oriented individual with a strong track record of over-achieving on her goals. She loves the fact that the technology industry changes so quickly, so it’s impossible to get bored.
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
10-15 years
Primary Skills:
AWS, Excel, HTML, JIRA, Linux, Other, Python, Splunk, SQL
Mentor Role: Management Leader
I can help mentees to grow in:
Tech, Personal Growth, Public Speaking, Social Impact
My ideal mentee:
Somebody that wants to be a better person, make a difference, hold their own, create change. Tomorrow's leaders
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Elena Cureva
Chief Financial Officer

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Results-driven CFO with 10+ years of experience as a leader in financial sector, technology finance, driving growth, profitability, and leading teams to excellence. I partner with executives and support businesses to remain competitive, strengthen the organization and deliver shareholders value.
 
My expertise currently includes:
* Business strategy development
* Strategic performance management techniques
* Financial acumen
* Financial modelling
* MS Dynamics365 F&O
* IFRS and Tax regulations
* Data Analytics, data mining and data visualization techniques (experience in Tableau, PowerBI)
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
10-15 years
Primary Skills:
Agile, Excel, PowerBI, Python, Tableau
Mentor Role: Management Leader
I can help mentees to grow in:
Business, Finance and Taxes
My ideal mentee:
My direct and group CEO.
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Cecile de Barsy
Head of Fraud Risk

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Short Bio:
I am Forensic Expert - with an historical focus on Telco and Finance Sectors
I am now Head of Fraud Risk at Bitstamp, the oldest Crypto-Exchange in the world. New Environment for me - but good old forensic skills are still valid.
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
15+ years
Primary Skills:
R Programming, Tableau
Mentor Role: Tech Leader
I can help mentees to grow in:
Startup Growth
My ideal mentee:
Great interest in the Crypto Environment
Background in Compliance/Risk/Forensics
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Elly de Vrijer
Partner & Practice Lead WomenInTech & Boardroom Diversity

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Short Bio:
I have developed a successful career in the ICT industry and I’m a passionate, self-motivated Executive (leadership) Consultant and Partner at Hightech Partners. Started as Account Manager in ADP I took on ever-increasing Sales Management responsibilities in CA, Gentia Software, Oracle, and Hitachi Data Systems.

In 2004 I founded Hill Consulting and beginning 2019 Hightech Partners (HTP), a leading European executive search and management consulting company in Digital Talent Development, and I decided to start cooperating to strengthen our international reach and joined HTP as a Partner.

In the meantime, I also became HTP’s Practice Leader for WomeninTech and Boardroom diversity. I am a proud Ambassador & Mentor of the WomenTech Network and in The Netherlands, I am Ambassador & Mentor for Rightbrains.

In addition, I am an Advisor & Ambassador for NextSales and advise and support a number of start-ups with global ambitions.

I am fluent in Dutch, English, and German and resides in Austria and the Netherlands.

My slogan: Be strong, be independent, be bold, be passionate, and be resilient!
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
15+ years
Primary Skills:
Other
Mentor Role: Industry Expert
I can help mentees to grow in:
Business, Sales and Business Development, Personal Growth, Public Speaking, Startup Growth
My ideal mentee:
Young(er) and older women, in doubt, about their careers (also beginning of their careers), how to make the next step, or women who are in doubt about how and where to move on with their careers and/or become independent.
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Anna Degtereva
CEO & Founder

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Anna is a serial entrepreneur dedicated to technological innovation around the world. Her hunt for big ideas spans the globe as she connects with visionary thinkers, startups, mentors, investors, and other crazy individuals on the quest to bring positive change through technology. Anna is a powerful female speaker, an inspiring mentor, and an international juror of startup battles.
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
10-15 years
Primary Skills:
Product Management
Mentor Role: Management Leader
I can help mentees to grow in:
Product, Sales and Business Development, Startup Growth
My ideal mentee:
I am looking forward to working with brave and extraordinary startups who are aspired by their idea and can inspire others.
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Eleanor Demis
Senior Backend Engineer

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I'm currently a Senior Backend Engineer at Chime Financial Inc. Prior to that I've worked at companies of all sizes, from large companies like Amazon to tiny start-ups. My focus right now is on building out Observability tooling to provide insight into how technology functions in the wild. In my free time, I like to mentor as I am truly passionate about empowering other women in tech.
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
5-7 years
Primary Skills:
AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Java, JavaScript, Kafka, Node.js, Ruby, Ruby on Rails
Mentor Role: Tech Leader
I can help mentees to grow in:
Tech, Personal Growth
My ideal mentee:
My ideal mentee is someone that is comfortable being introspective, open to new ideas, and excited about being here! I am open to mentoring all levels, for all roles, for all company sizes. I have experience with career transitions, bootcamps, and being the only woman in the room. If you think this is a good fit, please apply, I can't wait to meet you!
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Veena Devi
Developer relation lead

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Short Bio:
Having 18+ yrs industry , worked in various levels of roles and responsibilities , trainer, and consultant . Its time to give back to the community where I grow myself by learning and sharing
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
15+ years
Primary Skills:
Java, Selenium
Mentor Role: Tech Leader
I can help mentees to grow in:
Tech
My ideal mentee:
Open to learn
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Kristina Devochko
Software Architect

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I live in Norway, love coding and contributing to the tech community. Currently I am working as a Software Architect and driving several exciting tech projects that support digitalization journey in public and private sector, minimizing bureaucracy and making citizens' life easier. As a person I love learning new things and sharing my journey and experiences with others. My biggest passion is tech and my goal is to inspire other developers to code with sustainability and security in mind by spreading my knowledge and experience. My goal is also to be a female coder role model that can inspire and motivate all the beautiful girls and ladies out there to join the world of tech! 💖
I also strongly believe that contributing to making this world a better place by volunteering is something all of us should consider doing, therefore being a volunteer is a big part of my life. Other than that, I'm a cat mom of 3, a Potterhead, a Witcher fan, a mountain hiker and a bookworm. I love books, photography, puzzles, board games, cats and unicorns. I am also an active supporter of sustainability, including sustainable software engineering, and animal welfare.
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
5-7 years
Primary Skills:
.NET, Agile, Azure, C#, Docker, Kubernetes
Mentor Role: Tech Leader, Coach, Community Leader
I can help mentees to grow in:
Tech, Personal Growth, Public Speaking, Social Impact
My ideal mentee:
For me an ideal mentee is the one who is motivated, curious and is willing to keep an open mind and learn new things. Mentoring is a two-way relationship and both parties need to take responsibility, meet up and do their part in order for this relationship to succeed. It's OK to be afraid or feel down sometimes - as a mentor I'm ready to be there and support my mentee during these tough times, but the most important quality I would expect a mentee to have is willingness and motivation to learn and challenge herself/himself and myself as a mentor 🤗
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Miriam Dong
Director, sales engineer

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Short Bio:
2x founder with 1 exit. Partner & sales leader with an MBA in finance.
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
4-5 years
Primary Skills:
Data Science (Hadoop, R), Next.js
Mentor Role: Founder
I can help mentees to grow in:
Sales and Business Development, Marketing and Branding, Finance and Taxes, Fundraising and Investment
My ideal mentee:
Tech founders need help with financial & GTM
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Julia Doria
Managing Director & Co-Founder

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Short Bio:
To directly contribute to and impact an organization in scaling their sales efforts by leveraging experience and expertise in sales' organizational growth by increasing current revenue streams and driving new ones. Multiple levels of experience in various stages of the start-up/scale-up arena can be brought forth, such as Co-Founding an international firm starting from the ground-level and manifesting it to a multi-million-dollar organization, being one of the first 50 employees through to a publicly traded company and privately investing in organizations. Skills that can be leveraged are a Top-performing Sales Leader, both as an independent contributor and Manager, as well as the buildout of new sales teams and business channels. As a value-driven individual who has an innate drive to create a positive impact on individual lives, society, and the planet that we inhabit, aligning with a like-minded organization whose higher purpose is to leveraging cutting edge technology to create and drive substantial positive impact is critical.
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
10-15 years
Primary Skills:
Other
Mentor Role: Tech Leader
I can help mentees to grow in:
Business, Sales and Business Development, Personal Growth, Startup Growth
My ideal mentee:
Any individual who is driven to create an impact through technology. Whether their experience is in sales, engineering, HR, management etc., there needs to be a desire to create a better self and leverage this to create a larger impact for individual lives and society.
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Rachel Dowling
CEO and Founder

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Product management leader turned startup founder, with 11 years experience growing 4 companies in Silicon Valley and Munich, Germany. BA from Stanford University, Masters from Oxford.
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
7-10 years
Primary Skills:
Product Management, UX
Mentor Role: Tech Leader, Management Leader, Coach
I can help mentees to grow in:
Product, Business, Personal Growth, Public Speaking
My ideal mentee:
A woman who wants to get promoted, or grow her career. Someone who is introverted or needs help stepping into a leadership position.
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Vidhu Dutt
Global Sales Enablement & Growth Marketing Lead - Accenture Microsoft Partnership

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Short Bio:
I am an innovative and strategic marketing and communications manager adept at campaign design, content creation and message development across multiple, digital and traditional, marketing channels. I have a strong ability to drive teams through collaboration and I have a deep passion for the art and craft of data-driven marketing.

When I'm not working I'm exploring the world, one trek/hike at a time, with my husband and cavapoo. I also do interview coaching and CV consultation based on my own personal journey - drop me a note to learn more!

Industry expertise: Telecommunications, Healthcare, Consumer Goods and Services, Banking, Media and Entertainment, Utilities and Government.

Tech Expertise: Tableau, Salesforce, Sprinklr, Google Analytics, Adobe, Smart Sheet, MS, HTML, Brandmaker, Power BI
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
10-15 years
Primary Skills:
Azure, Canva, Excel, Google Cloud Platform, HTML, Other, Product Management, SEO, Social Media Management, Tableau, UX, Wordpress
Mentor Role: Management Leader, Coach, Industry Expert
I can help mentees to grow in:
Product, Design, Business, Sales and Business Development, Personal Growth, Public Speaking, Marketing and Branding, Social Impact, Relocation, Startup Growth
My ideal mentee:
Anyone who's willing to learn to become the best version of themselves - by leveraging their strengths.
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Ahmed Ebada
CTO Co founder

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Highly motivated Technology leader with 10 years’ hands-on experience in tech companies. I can offer a successful track record in corporate Technology, Business, and entrepreneurship and have in-depth knowledge of European, Asian, American, African projects’ procedures. I also can demonstrate proven ability in global tech projects, as our group has made a record profit for the past four years.
I have a strong academic background in Computer science and Information system, which helps me to understand market development in context.
I have experience in Agile projects, worked on the IT analysis, and the solution architecture for software projects. I strongly believe that embedding agile values helps to build better products, more productive and enjoyable work environments, and therefore more successful companies.
My background as both an agile coach and a product owner gives me a deep understanding of what is necessary to implement a shared product vision. I guide and encourage teams to bring it to life while making sure everyone can work at their best.
I attend frequently IT and entrepreneurship events in Munich weakly, I also organize IT events from time to time.
What I can do: IT business analysis, Solution Architecture, gathering requirements from customers, IT team leading, generating ideas, and leading the organization to meet the goals.
I have experience in leading teams to achieve the vision of the business.
Ph.D. level computational scientist with competent programming skills.
Ran projects both independently and in a team.
Eager to find creative solutions to complex problems even within tight deadlines.
Skilled at cross-hierarchical and international communication.
Achieved excellent academic results and published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
10-15 years
Primary Skills:
.NET, Agile, AWS, Azure, C#, Data Science (Hadoop, R), PowerBI, Product Management
Mentor Role: Tech Leader, Founder, Coach, Community Leader
I can help mentees to grow in:
Tech, Startup Growth
My ideal mentee:
A startup team with a passion to provide value to the market.
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Derya Eker
Senior Engineering Manager

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Sr. Engineering Manager in the ARC Processors IP team in Solutions Group at Synopsys. Based in the Eindhoven, Netherlands. At ARC, I am leading an engineering team that is responsible for performing system-level verification and validation across ARC processor families. In addition to this I have global responsibilities across the bigger organization, to drive best practices, new technology engagements across products and different Synopsys business units and drive innovation

I am with Synopsys roughly 3,5 years. Prior to joining Synopsys, past 20 years, I worked in both technical and leadership roles at several high-tech companies. Intel, NXP, Ericsson and back in days Philips Semiconductors. Born and raised in Turkey, as an young female engineer I moved to the Netherlands 20 years ago. Interest in technology, innovation, will to learn new things and connecting with new cultures and people was the driving force behind this move. Since then, I did not have any dull moment.
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
15+ years
Primary Skills:
Product Management
Mentor Role: Management Leader
I can help mentees to grow in:
Tech, Product, Personal Growth
My ideal mentee:
My ideal mentee, is open minded, curious, hungry to learn, eager to develop herself, not afraid to ask questions and look ways to make impact in their surroundings and/or in society. I would love to be the sounding board for my mentee for her personal growth and/or business challenges in any period of their career starting from university years and onwards.
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Derya Eker
Senior Engineering Manager

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Short Bio:
Sr. Engineering Manager in the ARC Processors IP team in Solutions Group at Synopsys. Based in the Eindhoven, Netherlands. At ARC, I am leading an engineering team that is responsible for performing system-level verification and validation across ARC processor families. In addition to this I have global responsibilities across the bigger organization, to drive best practices, new technology engagements across products and different Synopsys business units and drive innovation

I am with Synopsys roughly 3,5 years. Prior to joining Synopsys, past 20 years, I worked in both technical and leadership roles at several high-tech companies. Intel, NXP, Ericsson and back in days Philips Semiconductors. Born and raised in Turkey, as an young female engineer I moved to the Netherlands 20 years ago. Interest in technology, innovation, will to learn new things and connecting with new cultures and people was the driving force behind this move. Since then, I did not have any dull moment.
Professional Experience (IT/Tech):
15+ years
Primary Skills:
Product Management
Mentor Role: Management Leader
I can help mentees to grow in:
Tech, Product, Business, Personal Growth
My ideal mentee:
My ideal mentee, is open minded, curious, hungry to learn, eager to develop herself, not afraid to ask questions and look ways to make impact in their surroundings and/or in society. I would love to be the sounding board for my mentee for her personal growth and/or business challenges in any period of their career starting from university years and onwards.