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Learn with Leika #3 - March 1-2-1 mentoring for female engineers

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Balderton Capital

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We're back for event #3 in our Learn with Leika series.

Leika’s mission is to create a place where everyone can explore what pleasure means to them. We're taking this mission and applying it to our careers because everyone should find pleasure in their work. We want to help reduce the stress of career development by providing 1-2-1 mentoring with experienced CTOs, engineering managers, and industry experts. As a woman in tech, it's not the easiest route to the top. Lean on experts around you, never be too proud to ask questions and always seek out opportnites for growth.

Our CTO, Dave Starling, will host an evening once a month to introduce you to a wide selection of industry experts, and provide a safe space for you to ask any questions you want about job hunting, interview processes, salary negotiation, and engineering career ladders. Technical questions are more than welcome, too.

Format:

  • 6.30 arrival for a 7pm kick off (snacks and soft drinks available)

  • Brief intro to Leika and the team

  • Lightning Talk from a guest speaker

  • Introductions to Mentors and Mentee's inc name, 1 big pain point & areas of expertise etc

  • 20 min 1-2-1 sessions (rotation around mentors so get a chance to cover multiple topics)

  • Time to chill and mingle

  • 8.30/9pm leave

Our last event was a great success, here are some key takeaways:

What attendee's had to say:

"The event was really useful for sounding out my thoughts and Getting advice about job searching from professionals"

"Thanks for an amazing evening, I really enjoyed it."

"It was a great insight into the concerns and struggles of the next generation. Sparked lots of ideas on how I can build a more inclusive and supportive team"

FAQs

Are the mentees all women?

Yes they are. We want to create a space that women can own and lean into their vulnerability.

I'm a male engineer and I'd like to mentor. Is that possible?

Absolutely. It's important as a manager / team lead to have empathy for the women in your team so come with an open mind and be ready to listen as well as advise.

Will there be a theme of the night?

No, it's an opportunity for you, as a mentee, to have your personal concerns / pains / goals talked through. We want this to be incredibly useful for you personally, so it's an opportunity to really focus on your own needs.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

E-mail dave@leika.io and inc 'Learn with Leika' in the subject line.

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