Wentors, a global organisation focused on increasing female participation across the technology sector through mentorship, is seeking more than 100 female participants to join its first We-Accelerate Mentorship Program Cohort which launches on Friday, October 8, 2021.
The mentorship program, structured to enable women to rapidly advance their careers, will consist of a 4-week long intensive program to upskill ambitious women in the sector and help them break into and rise through the ranks of the technology sector.
The program is supported by leading C-level female mentors and startup founders from around the world including Microsoft, The National Bank of Kenya, Deutsche Telekom IT RUS, Digital Transformation and Digital First BOB ICS, MTN, etc. With more than 2,000 existing female members across 4 continents, Wentors is one of the fastest-growing female focused mentor communities in the world.
The organization has provided mentorship to 500+ women to help them drive their careers in technology and has provided training in softer skills to a further 1,000 more. Founded in 2020 by Nigerian female tech careerists EduAbasi Chukwunweike and Unoma Adeyemi, the pair wanted to bring their experience gathered from inside some of
the largest tech companies to help increase the rate of participation and retention of women in technology.
“Our bold ambition is to provide mentorship to more than 8 million women across the world by 2030 in order to provide equal opportunity and career opportunities to women. We want to be part of the solution that sees women lead the next generation of technology companies. With our We-Accelerate program we are bringing together some of the world’s best female talent, the pathfinders, to help the next generation of female tech
talent navigate the industry and rise through the ranks,” commented Wentors Co-Founder and COO, Unoma Adeyemi.
Since its establishment one year ago, Wentors has secured partnerships with organizations such as Safaricom, Microsoft, Amazon, TekExperts, Hernovation. These partnerships have been pivotal in the drive towards the vision to have provided mentorship for 8 million women in technology by 2030, though currently still bootstrapped
by its co-founders.