From Impostor to Hero: How Being a Mentor Can Grow Your Career
Unity Technologies Mentorship Event: Hosted by Girls in Tech
We know from research that mentorship is a powerful tool for supporting the growth of the mentee, but what about the growth of the mentor? When mentors share their experiences, they are redefining their roles as leaders, sources of social change, and heroes. In this panel, women will discuss their experiences in being a mentor, how it helped their career, and what makes a good mentor.
For women and girls especially, mentorship is seen as a key means to bridge the gender gap and support both professional and academic advancement, but our review for scholarly literature on the impact for the mentors themselves garnered few results. It’s often cited that women experience impostor syndrome in the technology field. We believe that being a mentor can help to change that narrative. We will examine dynamic definitions of effective mentorships, and how serving as a mentor develops important skills and alliances among women that translate into career growth.
Peggy Lee, Founder and Director of Made By Girls - Digital Media Academy
Carmen Badea, Staff Software Engineer at Intel Corporation
Sargun Kaur, Software Engineer at Google
Iris Cheung, Software Engineer at Apple
Dioselin Gonzalez, VR Principal Engineer at Unity Labs
About Unity Technologies:
Unity Technologies' creative platform offers tools and services to bring to life beautiful 2D, 3D, VR, and AR games and experiences across 25+ different platforms including iOS, Android, Google Daydream, and Oculus Rift. A powerful graphics engine, fully-featured editor, and integrated services make it easier to create engaging content and lay the groundwork for ongoing success. Millions of creators around the globe, from large publishers and indie studios to aspiring filmmakers, artists, students, and VFX experts, use Unity to bring their visions to life. Unity is headquartered in San Francisco with offices across 14 countries. To learn more and discover the latest made with Unity experiences, please visit: https://unity3d.com/
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Girls in Tech - SF/SV
Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of influential women in technology and entrepreneurship. We focus on the promotion, growth and success of entrepreneurial and innovative women in the technology space.