Encouraging diversity in tech, one at a time
Statistics say that close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field, 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 increase diversity in tech.
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 level). We are doing our best to match mentors and mentees based on their aspirations, experiences, and interests. Typically we are matching more senior mentors with more junior mentees, but matching at around the same level can also work well. 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.
Free mentoring with amazing volunteer mentors
The mentors on Tupu are volunteers. We ask them to spend around 30 minutes per week or every two weeks with their mentees, over Zoom, at a time that is convenient for them. They do this because they want to contribute back, because they’d like to see more diversity in tech, and because they often learn a lot from their mentees as well.