Empowering Women in STEM through mentoring

Our mentorship program facilitates supportive relationships between our mentors and mentees. Through sharing knowledge, advice, and encouragement, we help mentees navigate careers, overcome challenges, and achieve interpersonal goals.


Research shows participating in a mentorship program provides valuable benefits for both mentees and mentors.


Feel more empowered after joining a mentorship program


Experienced improvement of their interpersonal skills

6x more

Mentors are likely to be promoted 

5x more

Mentees with mentors are likely to be promoted


To become a mentee, you'll need to fill in the mentee application form, through which your selection will be based on your demonstrated interest. The form includes various questions such as:

  • Why do you want a mentor?
  • What you want to get out of this mentorship program
  • A long term goal you have

Want to be a mentee?

Become a Mentee

We'll kick things off with an online induction session where you'll learn all about the program:

  • How it works
  • What are your responsibilities?
  • What is the program timeline?
  • How to connect with your mentor

After the induction session, check your email to see your assigned mentor or mentee. Mentees, make sure to reach out and introduce yourself to your mentor first!

Commit to three (3) in-person coffee catchups within the next three months. In these sessions, mentees seek guidance, mentors offer their expertise, and both parties gain fresh perspectives and ideas. These interactions foster deeper connections as they engage in meaningful conversations over coffee.

To wrap things up, both mentor and mentee will take a moment to celebrate their wins, and appreciate the connections they've made during the mentorship program.


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Pathway for personal development

Whether you join as a mentor or mentee, this is an additional opportunity for personal and professional development.

Increase knowledge share

The mentorship program serves as a platform for promoting collaborative learning and exploring new perspectives together.

Supportive community

With our pool of supportive mentors, you'll get professional guidance, provided valuable advice and support along the way.



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