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TechFems offers a secure and supportive space for our members to openly share their aspirations, uncertainties, and questions. It’s all about mutual learning, motivation, and supporting each other. At TechFems, you’ll find an great environment for networking, connecting with new people, and getting career guidance from experienced women+ in the tech industry. Our meetings also serve as a fantastic opportunity for diving into mentoring and coaching experiences.

Having a role model is crucial for women+ making a career transition into tech: someone to guide the way and show what the possibilities are. At TechFems, you have the opportunity to become that very role model, inspiring others on their journey.

“What I love about TechFems and what makes it such a powerful community is the opportunity it gives to women+ to meet and be inspired by other women+, in a space where they can speak up freely about their struggles, the challenges they face but also their hopes and their ambitions. This community allows us to feel welcome and understood, find support in each other, and act as role models, without the fear of being judged, ridiculed or even self-censoring ourselves, when most of the industry stereotypes and statistics could make us feel we don’t fit or belong to this world”.

Capucine Rosset

Coach , TechFems

Why participate

Your coaching and encouragement is a great help for the women+ who come to our meetings to learn: it boosts their confidence when they finally understand something like, for example, array methods or React props. With you, they can ask whatever they are unsure about without feeling stupid.

It’s also a great way for them to connect with other women+ who already took the leap into tech and who are willing to share their experience, to help them get the confidence that this is something they can do too. You can be a great role model for others.

Coaching people is also a good way for you to get into mentoring. For many of us, the idea of mentoring someone seems a bit daunting, but when you grow into more senior roles as a developer, you will be asked to start mentoring. Being a TechFems coach can give you a good preparation for that, and coaching is a skill you can add to your CV as well.

“What makes TechFems truly special is the sense of camaraderie and belonging. It’s a reminder that, in this community, we’re not just members; we’re a family, working together to make a real impact in the tech industry”.

Anna Vidal

Organizer, TechFems

What can you help with?

Many of our volunteers are not tech professionals but work in HRM, career coaching, mental health or other areas. This kind of knowledge and expertise is very valuable because TechFems events are not only about tech topics. We support women+ in their career change, help them with job interviews, or how to deal with the imposter syndrome.

You can volunteer to be a speaker at a TechFems event. Maybe you have thought about doing a talk on a topic you think is interesting, maybe you have some special expertise you’d like to share? But doing a talk or presentation before an audience is a real challenge for most of us. Come and be a speaker at TechFems, because you will be in a welcoming environment, with women+ who are often making the same journey into tech as you. It is an ideal place to try out your talent as a speaker. So another good reason to join us as a volunteer!

Our volunteers also help our community on our Slack platform, by posting tech solutions and materials, by giving advice and help with CVs and LinkedIn profiles, by posting job openings, and many other things.

“I like the TechFems events because they are a place where we can meet other women going through the same process of learning to code. I like that it gives us the opportunity to meet others that have accomplished the same goals and we can have them as inspiration and reach out to them if help is needed. I love that since I started participating I feel part of a welcoming and supportive community”.

Victoria Parker

Junior Full Stack Software Engineer

What to expect

Our participants will have different levels: students, graduates, and junior developers who are in their first job, but also self-learners and women+ who are not sure if tech is for them. They come to our events to network and meet new people, to learn and to share. Some participants want to know what it is like to be a developer, some ask for career advice or are looking for a job.

Please make sure you check out our Code of Conduct before attending any events and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

“Feeling of community & camaraderie, practical help, emotional support, making networking contacts, seeing companies & offices, free food 😉”

Kyla Juett

Junior Data Analyst

Volunteering roles

TechFems Event Speaker

Give a talk of 45 minutes minimum, possibly combined with a hands-on workshop or other activity. The topic can be tech or career related. The participants will expect their speaker to have knowledge about the topic and be able to answer questions they have.

TechTalks will have 30-35 participants on average, on different levels in their career. They can be self-learners or bootcamp students, graduates and junior developers, or already working in the tech industry for some years. They study, or work in, Web Dev, UX/UI, Product Management, Data Analysis, Data Science, Game Development, Artificial Intelligence, and more.

For whom

Tech professionals, (tech) recruiters, career coaches, HRM professionals, and others who can do an interesting talk on a topic relevant to TechFems.

Time dedication

General preparation time for the talk and presentation, plus giving the talk (45 min – 90 mins; this can be longer if a workshop or activity is involved). Usually, there is a Q&A of around 15 mins. The TechFems team will support where needed.

Expectations

We expect you to know enough about the topic to be able to do an interesting talk that gives the participants a learning experience, practical help or food for thought. You have to be flexible and accept questions from the participants, and be able to answer these questions in a satisfactory manner (i.e. explaining you do not know the exact details of something can be a way to answer if the question is too specific/goes to deep to be answered in the group).

TechFems Technical Coach

Your coaching and encouragement is a great help for the women+ who come to our meetings to learn: it boosts their confidence when they finally understand something like, for example, array methods or React props. With you, they can ask whatever they are unsure about without feeling stupid.

It’s also a great way for them to connect with other women+ who already took the leap into tech and who are willing to share their experience. You can be a great role model for others.

Coaching people is also a good way for you to get into mentoring. Being a TechFems coach can give you a good preparation for this, and coaching is a skill you can add to your CV as well.

Students usually come with coding questions, things they run into and want explained, and sometimes they don’t really know what to do, and then you can suggest to practice with one of the projects for different levels that we have put together in our GitHub organisation.

For whom

Tech professionals at any level: software developers, UX/UI designers, game developers, data analysts, data scientists, etc.

Time dedication

You are free to choose how many events you want to attend as a coach. You can also attend as a participant yourself whenever you like, for example if you want to get some help with a project. When TechFems members post questions or problems on Slack, you are free to help or not. It is flexible, and any help you can give will be really appreciated.

Expectations

TechLabs events will have 25-30 participants on average, on different levels in their career. They can be self-learners or bootcamp students, graduates and junior developers, or already working in the tech industry for some years. They study, or work in, Web Dev, UX/UI, Product Management, Data Analysis, Data Science, Game Development, Artificial Intelligence, and more. You are a tech professional (can be any level) willing to help them solve problems, and explain coding topics they struggle with. You are also willing to share your own experience and help the participants with tips and advice.

TechFems Career Coach

TechFems offers its members a safe environment to share their plans, ambitions, doubts and questions with each other. It is about learning, encouragement and support. TechFems provides an ideal opportunity for networking and meeting new people, and getting career advice from experienced HRM professionals.

For junior developers, career advice is crucial to get that first job. For more experienced developers, advice around salary negotiations, promotions, employment contracts etc. can be very helpful.

For whom

Tech recruiters and other HRM professionals

Time dedication

You are free to choose how many events you want to attend as a coach. You can also attend as a participant yourself, if you are interested in a topic that is discussed at the event. When TechFems members post questions or problems on Slack, you are free to help or not. It is flexible, and any help you can give will be really appreciated.

Expectations

We expect you to share your experience and knowledge regarding job interviews, onboarding and other processes related to finding a job and working in tech. The interview training is important for our participants: it is to practise for a general interview (not the tech interview).

If you know about vacancies, we encourage you to share these in the #job-help channel on Slack and help others that way.

Founded in October 2023, TechFems is a dynamic and inclusive initiative committed to empowering women+ in the tech industry. Our mission is to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and provide the support and resources needed for women and gender-diverse individuals to thrive in the world of technology.

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