Customized Mentoring To Retain And Elevate Top Women In Your Organization
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Is the boost in minority representation at management levels via mentorship.
— Cornell University
Higher rate of promotion for mentors and a 5x higher promotion rate for mentees.
— Gartner Study of Sun Microsystem Employees
Is the rate that mentees are more likely to advance in pay grade at companies providing mentorship.
— Cornell University
How it Works
Customize a plan based on what your talent needs to grow into a leadership role
Match her with the right mentor
Track development through our mentor/mentee platform
Review progress as 30 minute biweekly meetings
Meet Our Mentors
Diversity, equity, and inclusion Changemaker. Lifelong coach. Servant leader.
Building impactful products in Multimedia & Video, Product @ LinkedIn
Senior Director, Cisco SaaS Commerce Transformation
Senior Director Creative Operations | Project Management | People + Culture
Director of Data Science @ BuzzFeed | Ethical AI
Senior Director of Product Marketing | Product Manager | Public Speaker | Mentor
Director of Software Engineering at Fifth Third Bank
VP of Talent Acquisition and Public Speaker
Technical Manager, Infrastructure and network Engineering
Director of Engineering (ALEX Platform) at Jellyvision
Storytelling expert | Personal brand strategist | Writer at ❤️
Contadora Pública, Procesos, Coach individual y de equipos ICC
I am a global leader who solves complex business challenges.
Engineering Leader in Search, Reporting & Insights
Vice President, Product Management at 15Five
Dorit Oren Israeli
Product Marketing Director at monday.com
Dr. Anitha Ramanna
Head, Programs | Educator | Researcher | Mentor
Head of Compliance Innovation & BizDev at anecdotes.ai
Product Designer / Design Mentor
Entrepreneur | Compassionate Leadership | Business Developer
Engineering Manager - Innovative Architect - Analytical - Visionary
Sr Platform Engineering Director and Diversity & Inclusion Lead at Tile
Executive & Leadership Coach & Mentor
Senior Director of Engineering, Freenome
Marketing Strategist Interested in Mentoring Others
Director of Engineering | People Leadership | Mentor
What can I help with?
VP, Innovation and Digital Growth @Hana
Navya Rehani Gupta
Chief Product Officer
Nekpen Osuan Wilson
Head of CX Strategy, Gusto
Writer + CEO @ Think in Ink
Sr. Director, SW Engineering at Roku Inc.
Ronit Bohrer Hillel
Seasoned engineering leader focused on coaching groups and individuals to excel.
Engineering Manager @ HashiCorp
Director Of Product Design at Invaluable
Principal Group Engineering Manager - AI
Technical Management, Product Strategy, People Leader
Senior leader passionate about engineering excellence and developing people.
Senior Director of Product (SaaS, eCommerce, iGaming)
Engineering Manager at Capsule
VP of Central Engineering, Packet, An Equinix Company
Quantitative social science researcher
Results-oriented Engineering Leader
Senior Client Executive
Director of Engineering, AWS Interactive Service & Twitch Video
Director | RegTech| Product Engineering| People Leadership
Product Manager / former Software Engineer
Product Director | Product Coach | Founder | Google | ex-Amazon | ex-Yelp
Director of Product | People Leadership | Mentor
Engineering Manager at Bond (bond.tech)
Chief Product Officer/Leadership/Women development /Startups
What Mentees Have To Say
Customer Experience - Project Management
I am a mid-30s young professional who has had several career changes mainly due to perseverance. I had started in education and then moved into tech when I was tired of working multiple jobs and struggling to pay my bills. I taught myself some coding and basic software skills and then worked my way up from entry-level tech support to account management to a customer service department manager, and now product design.
I found PowerToFly through several Google searches for places to find a remote job. I had wanted to move from customer service to product design but didn't quite know how to make the leap. I like that PowerToFly was for women in tech specifically, and I found the resources helpful.
I wasn't really looking for a mentor until I read a book from Stacy Abrams, titled "Lead from the Outside," where she discusses the power of mentorship. It was through her discussion of the importance of having support, that made me want to find a mentor.
I've been working with my mentor, Jossie, for the past 6 months, and it has been immensely helpful. I work in a small company and am one of the more senior employees. As such, I do not have anyone above me who can help guide me through difficult decisions or gaps in my knowledge. I am also now at a level professionally where bulldozing my way through is not always the best approach.
When I started with Jossie, I really wanted to learn how to be a better Customer Service manager. Even though I had a desire to be in a new role, I didn't quite know how to navigate there. I asked to work on strategic thinking and negotiating and how to improve myself for my current position. I was still playing small. However, Jossie helped me to slowly step out of that box by helping me build my confidence. Since then, I've negotiated my salary. I've negotiated a new position. I'm learning how to network and really trying to grow in other ways. I've been able to ask her tough questions and learn from her experience as a Senior Leader and as a woman in tech.
It's been amazing for me as I feel supported in my growth. I feel like I have someone in my corner, in a way that doesn't have any strings attached since she's not directly at my company. I also feel that my relationship with my mentor has been successful because I truly try to find opportunities where she can teach me. I really want to learn from her, so I try to prepare for my meetings with her.
I would recommend PowerToFly because the support and communication from the whole team have been amazing. I have only been delighted with how things have gone, and I am happy to sign up for another 6 months. I honestly do not think I'd be where I am currently in my career without Jossie's help this past year.
If someone is considering PowerToFly mentorship I would say; do it if you can focus and put the time into it. As Stacy Abrams mentioned in her book, "Own the relationships. What I learned early on is if someone said I want to help you, believe them. But I understood what they meant is help me help you. Recognize that the person has a number of other holds on their time. Don’t wait for them to offer. Ask what you need. Do not worry about reaching out too much. You don’t want to be a stalker, but you want to be aggressive in your curiosity. Ask important questions that you need answers to that you can’t find anywhere else."
Senior Director of Digital Products at ASCAP
My name is Yael Gutman. I’ve been in the product space for over 20 years, advocating for Product, leading projects, and running user research.
I’ve been a fan of PowerToFly’s mission statement for years, in addition to being a consumer of their content and occasionally checking out job opportunities.
PowerToFly approached me regarding joining their mentorship program about a year ago. The timing could not have been better as I was looking to expand my personal brand. I was soon matched with two mentees.
Being a PowerToFly mentor has proven to be one of the most satisfying and fulfilling experiences in my professional career.
I had expected the topics we would cover to be specifically related to Product Management and User Research. While we did discuss both, we also discussed a wide range of topics related to general challenges in the workplace, from Managing relationships, defining personal & professional goals, and creating a roadmap to managing meetings and optimizing time at work.
Mentoring helped me distill the experiences and information I’ve gathered throughout the years into concise packages. This has been incredibly empowering and a toolset I use outside of the mentorship program.
I highly recommend other mentors to join this program. Hearing from the mentees how positively impactful this has been for them has been incredibly satisfying and fills up my energy tanks. And all I had to do was share what I’ve learned!
In addition, this program has provided me with a network of my own. I have had access to incredible other mentors, and they have provided me with support and feedback to other professional endeavors outside of PowerToFly.
Programmer L1 at RevSpring
I first heard about the PowerToFly mentorship program through the PowerToFly website. The major reason I would like to join the mentorship program is that I really hope to build the right mindset for myself and to know what to focus on in my early career as a developer.
I have worked with my mentor for three months. I have been able to make a better vision, goals, as well as manage my workload to lower my daily stress levels.
I am more proactive to plan and take actions based on what I have learned from my mentor. Knowing how to manage work and spend time on what I value more is what I gain most from the mentorship. It seems to be pretty simple but it was hard for me to start it at first.
During the mentorship, I enjoyed being able to listen to different stories and experiences shared by the mentor. I was able to learn why she made certain decisions in her life and how she would find her own way.
I have learned so much more than I intended when I first joined the mentorship program. I have learned from changing my mindset, my lifestyle, my physical health, as well as my everyday plans and actions. I did not expect to change so much throughout the mentorship program. I feel more confident in the workplace and know the boundary between work and life that I find more comfortable to be in.
I highly recommend the mentorship to those who are looking for life and professional mentor in their early career or for those who are changing their careers in life.
I think everyone will get something different out of the mentorship, but most importantly, I think it is the connection you can build with the mentor and the experience and knowledge that the mentor can share with you - these are the most valuable things you will get from the mentorship.
Head of Product at Mindbody
I have only been a product manager for about 1.5 years; I switched from engineering to product.
I was looking for someone to guide me since I do not have a director of product in my organization, and I was looking for someone to give me guidance, tips, and tricks to get better as a product manager.
My time management got way better after I started working with Yael. She helped me set boundaries and identify what an important meeting is and what is not.
Just talking through some things with Yael was very helpful.
It was nice having somebody outside of my company that was further along in their career, away from its politics.
PowerToFly’s mentorship helped have someone who is a champion for you and outside of the org, someone who can give you perspective on what you want out of your career.
It helped me focus on what I wanted out of my job and my career because my mentorship was not so focused on my company but on my career. It was helpful in giving me that clarity.
Problem solver @metadata.io
I have been in PowerToFly mentorship program for around 3 months now and I can't tell you enough much I appreciate this opportunity to work with such an amazing mentor like Ronit Bohrer Hillel.
I mostly learned to lead through actual work experiences and countless failures. However, I find it extremely helpful to have a mentor who's "been there, done that" to ask tough questions, to have brutally honest conversations and to guide me through my obstacles at work and at home (one of our topics was on work/life balance)
Through this mentorship, I realized my challenges (imposter syndrome, work/life balance, delegations) were pretty common. Everyone goes through difficulties to achieve great results. I feel more empowered than ever to challenge myself and make better progress for my team.
Thank you Ronit Bohrer Hillel for your guidance
Thank you PowerToFly for its amazing women-led community.
Thank you Limor Bergman to set up such amazing mentorship program.
Thank you Gil Allouche @metadata.io for sponsorship.
Director of Product @Mindbody
I have a professional background in UX, engineering, and I’m currently leading product teams. I’m both a builder (I love getting things done) and a strategist (I love looking at the big picture). This last year has been one of the most challenging and most exhilarating years in my career. Covid has accelerated tech innovation and also given us time to reflect on what we love and what lights us up, both personally and professionally. It’s given us time to work on ourselves and get better. One of the most special highlights of this year has been my participation in the PowerToFly program.
I was volunteered for the program by the most senior female executive at my company, and applied even though I didn’t have a clear picture of what I wanted to get out of it! Over the last 6 months, Neysa has helped me find my voice. She gave me the courage to devise a bold new strategy for my company, and the accountability required to share it with our executive team.
I have stepped into my power thanks to PowerToFly!
If you’re given the chance to participate in this incredible program, say YES!
It can truly help you take your career to the next level.
Contact us to learn how we can help reach your company goals
Countless studies show that mentoring builds leaders, especially during crises
Whether you are looking for a mentor, searching for a mentee or hoping to launch a mentorship program at your company, we’ve got everything you need to get started.
Our mentors come from a variety of fields/industries, but the majority of our mentors have backgrounds in engineering management and years of experience leading technical teams. To learn more, you can see our full list of mentors here.
Relationships are built over time, so our program takes place over six months, with the option for mentors and mentees to continue the relationship after the initial commitment. We are committed to fostering trust between the mentee and mentor by emphasizing confidentiality and productivity — mentees need to feel safe sharing concerns with their mentors, but it is also important that they are transparent with their mentor about what they hope to achieve, setting and tracking goals, and assigning and monitoring action items.
We survey our mentees on their background, experience level, and goals for mentorship. All of our mentors complete a thorough skills assessment. Leveraging this information and personal interviews, we tailor matches to suit each mentee’s specific needs.
While it is certainly advantageous to have a contact within one’s organization who can serve as an advocate and answer company-specific questions, one of the main benefits of seeking mentorship from a third-party is the sense of trust it fosters. Mentees can openly share challenges they face with the knowledge that they will remain confidential and that the mentor will not be swayed by office politics. Furthermore, receiving advice from an unbiased party can help provide a fresh perspective and creative solutions.
We believe in goal-oriented mentorship that has very specific goals and a concrete timeline. A key component of this is active mentorship, meaning that action items are assigned regularly and followed up on by the mentor. The goals are typically very specific to the individual being mentored. We also do regular check-ins to assess mentor and mentee satisfaction. We work with clients and mentees on a case-by-case basis to set goals and share progress updates, without violating mentor-mentee confidentiality.
Mentors commit to meeting with mentees every two weeks, as well as to assigning and following up on action items.
The practice of guiding and advising a protégé has long been proven to work to increase promotions and career satisfaction and decrease turnover in the mentee pool. And it’s what underrepresented groups want, too: our What Women Want report found that 82% of women surveyed wanted their companies to offer more professional development opportunities.
Mentorship is one of the most cost-effective ways you can invest in training and promoting diverse talent. You probably already know who the rising stars at the junior levels of your organization are — you just need to set them up with someone more senior who can help them navigate the transition to a leadership role.
Our mentorship program is for anyone who wants to grow in their career. Our focus right now is in tech leadership, but we will expand to other areas as well. In order for the mentorship to be successful, mentees should know what their career goals are for the next 6-12 months, and what gaps they have. To be successful, we need mentees to be committed to meeting with their mentors for at least six months, as well as to regularly completing assigned action items.
While our tailored mentor-mentee match process ensures the majority of pairs are successful, we are equipped to make adjustments should issues arise. If we notice low ratings from either mentor or mentee, we will talk with each of them to understand what the challenges are. In cases where the match is not yielding results, we will match the mentee with a different mentor.
First and foremost, we provide value by matching mentees with the right mentor for them. Once we’ve found a good match for the mentee, our role is to facilitate the relationship between mentor and mentee so that all they have to do is focus on their goals — not on logistics. We make sure mentors and mentees are meeting regularly, defining clear goals, and working towards them. We track mentors and mentees’ ratings of sessions and review mentees’ progress every quarter.
We focus on women in tech, but we are open to working with people of all genders. If you have questions, please reach out to us and we will let you know if our program seems like a good fit for your needs.
In most cases, It will be either the People Team, HR, or Talent Development. Depending on your situation, you may also want to reach out to your direct manager, relevant ERG leader, or D&I executive.
The program costs $250/month/mentee. Because mentor-mentee relationships take time to develop, there is a minimum commitment of 6 months.