In today’s job market, women have the freedom to consider their own interests, aptitudes, values and needs when selecting a career. As most women work (46.3% -16 years and older), it is important for women to make informed career choices that will provide them with job satisfaction and a good standard of living. (Source US DOL, 2006)
MentorNet is the award-winning nonprofit e-mentoring network that positively affects the retention and success of those in engineering, science and mathematics, particularly but not exclusively women and others underrepresented in these fields. Founded in 1997, MentorNet provides highly motivated protégés from many of the world’s top colleges and universities with positive, one-on-one, email-based mentoring relationships with mentors from industry, government, and higher education. In addition, the MentorNet Community provides opportunities to connect with others from around the world who are interested in diversifying engineering and science. Read more About MentorNet.
WomenTechWorld e-Mentors exists to connect female students in technology/trades with women successfully working in male-dominated fields. It’s hard to be a newbie, but it just became a little bit easier. E-mentors is for you if you are 18 years of age or older, female, and working in a male-dominated job or career.
Girls’ E-Mentoring in Science, Engineering and Technology (GEM-SET) is an electronic mentoring program created to increase the number of women working in science, engineering, and technology fields. By increasing the awareness of the economic benefits and the career options available in these fields, this program seeks to increase the numbers of student participants who choose SET classes in high schools and college and choose SET careers.