Reach Your Professional Goals with a Mentor Selected Just for You
Navigating your career isn’t easy — but you don’t have to do it alone. We can help you reach your goals by matching you with a mentor who has been in your shoes and overcame similar challenges.
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 you need to grow into a leadership role
PowerToFly matches you with the right mentor
Track development through our mentor/mentee platform
Review progress as 30 minute biweekly meetings
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.
Meet Our Mentors
Senior Director, Cisco SaaS Commerce Transformation
Senior Director Creative Operations | Project Management | People + Culture
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
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
Director of Engineering, Platform Data Services at Salesforce
Marketing Strategist Interested in Mentoring Others
Limor Bergman Gross
Director of Engineering | People Leadership | Mentor
What can I help with?
VP, Innovation and Digital Growth @Hana
Navya Rehani Gupta
Chief Product Officer
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)
VP of Central Engineering, Packet, An Equinix Company
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
Learn how we can help reach your 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.