Impact Your Career Through Mentorship
Come hear former WEST mentees discuss their mentorship experiences. They will share how their mentor helped them grow their careers in technical roles by developing horizontal skills such as communication, strategic thinking, personal brand, and leadership. The panel will discuss the active role they played as mentees in driving the relationship with their mentors as well as tips for how to get the most out of mentorship. From the panel you will learn the value of having a great mentor and how to leverage mentorship to propel your career forward.
Come to learn how to:
1. Inspire folks to seek out mentorship to advance their careers
2. best structure a mentorship partnership
3. get the most out of your mentor’s advice
Heidi Williams is Founder of WEST, a cross-company mentorship program for mid-career women in tech. Most recently she was CTO & Co-Founder of tEQuitable, a platform to address bias, discrimination, and harassment in the workplace. Before that, she spent 4 years at Box as VP of Platform Engineering and 17 years at Adobe in a variety of engineering, product, and partner roles including working on Dreamweaver 1.0. She also serves as a technical advisor for PaymentWorks, Raise For Good, CaregivingHQ, GenerationTitans, and has been a mentor for several FastForward Accelerator tech non-profits. Heidi has a B.S. in Computer Science from Brown University and attended the Stanford Executive Institute in 2008.
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