Grow your career in tech through mentorship
Tupu is a non-profit initiative to offer free mentorship to women, people of color, and LGBT in the tech industry.Become a mentor Find a mentor
Our mission: Support diversity in Tech
Statistics say that close to 56 percent of women with engineering degrees leave the profession by mid-level, and women quit jobs in tech at twice the rate that men do. Mentoring has been shown to drastically improve retention rates and help women advance faster in their careers. Our mission is to use the power of mentorship to help women, people of color and LGBT grow their career in tech.
The value of mentorship
Mentoring has been shown to drastically improve retention rates and help people advance faster in their careers. When mentoring someone, you might help them get through a rough phase, give them the advice they need to move to the next level in their career, or just be a sounding board when they need it.
Mentoring for every tech role
Tupu is available for every role in tech (software engineer, SRE, manager, product manager, tech writer, marketing, etc.) and every career level (from juniors to VP and C levels). Anyone that has at least 2 years of experience can become a mentor to share their learnings and give their advice to someone that probably is going through similar struggles. Even pretty senior mentees are benefiting from mentorship because there’s always room to grow. And we hear all the time that the mentors are learning just as much from their mentees.
1:1 Free Mentorship
No matter where you are in the world, you can be part of the Tupu community. The mentorship is done over Zoom or similar, at a time convenient for you, and in your preferred languages. We recommend the sessions to be around 30 minutes every 2 weeks or 60 minutes every month, but the mentor and the mentee are free to choose their own schedule to match the availability of the mentor and the goals of the mentee. The sessions last over a 4 months period with the option to be extended for another 4 months if needed.