EWAAB's mission from the start was clear: to close confidence and opportunity gaps for women globally. We want to see a world where all young women can enter and excel in their field of choice.
We know that confidence, opportunities, and connections are key to more women from a variety of backgrounds entering their fields of choice, especially male-dominated ones. And we know that right now, women are not in the room where it happens.
of C-Suite positions belong to women
of computer science roles are held by women, a drop from 37% in 1995.
We know this societal problem is complex; it is the result of both systematic obstacles and personal challenges that create professional gender gaps.
And we have a strategy...
Research shows that gaps can be filled with:
Mentors that have experienced similar challenges
Opportunities to gain skills and experience
A network of peers and professionals
Our Mentorship Programs are Different.
Our mentorship programs are designed with an all in one package in mind. Throughout the program, students gain personal guidance from a mentor, go through confidence and toolkit building sessions, gain professional experience, and receive a ton of opportunities to network. It's one place for young women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming individuals to get a leg-up in their career from the beginning.
We Don't Rely on One Perfect Match
Matching mentors and mentees isn't easy and often times it's questioned whether we should let these matches happen organically. Since our program contains a group dynamic of 3-5 students per mentor and contains multiple opportunities for the mentees to interact with other working professionals, we don't have to rely on a one on one perfect match. Plus, the program's outcomes are valuable no matter what!
Our Programs Give Women the Leg-Up
We know how tough it can be to get a first internship experience. It seems like you have to have experience before you can even get your first job, or know someone already that can help you get your foot in the door. We're here to help! Our programs include experiences woven in their design to let students gain real working experience, credentials, and industry connections.
But Why Is Mentorship Key?
Hear it from them.