By Anika Lalmansingh.
The 2014-2015 Mentor-Protégé Program has officially begun!
A group of exceptional women from various organizations across the DC region came together on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 to attend the mentor orientation for the Mary land Mentor- Protégé program.
After the returning and new mentors were given time to network, the evening flew by quickly. GIT Chair Trish Barber, MD Program Chair Carmen Radelat, and past WIT President Nancy Lamberton led a thought-provoking discussion that gave mentors the chance to share personal stories and ideas of what makes a great mentor. Concluding the session, Nancy provided several important tips on effective mentoring.
We are excited for a new year and look forward to the first Maryland Mentor-Protégé session for the 2014-2015 program on Tuesday, October 21! Additional photos of the mentor orientation session are available here.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to the mentors who are generously donating their time and knowledge to inspire our protégés to pursue careers in STEAM. Thank you also to Barbara Crews and Johns Hopkins University for kindly hosting the MD sessions at their Montgomery County campus.
Relevant Program Leads:
- Carmen Radelat, MD Chair
- Anika Lalmansingh, MD Vice Chair
- Whitney Vickrey, Mentor Liaison
- Melanie Hendrick, Protégé Liaison
The Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program officially launched in 2010. In 2011, the Mentor-Protégé Program received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Foundation. In 2012, the program met with the White House Council on Women and Girls to discuss the importance of mentorship and broadening opportunities for girls. GIT Mentor-Protégé Program is now in its fourth year and will have 2 locations: Virginia and Maryland.
Notice: Girls in Technology has leased or rented facilities from the Johns Hopkins University. However, Girls in Technology and any programs operated by Girls in Technology are not related to or affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University in any way. Girls in Technology is an entirely separate legal entity with no connection to the Johns Hopkins University aside from the temporary use of facilities for the specified program.