Our Sherpa Checklist
Take a look at what our Sherpas do below, if you can check off every element, then please sign-up today! We'd love to have you join our network of amazing 'Women in STEM' who are passionate about supporting the next generation of game-changers to see their STEM potential.
More than a Mentor
If mentors help define the dream, sponsors are the dream-enablers. Sponsors deliver: They make you visible to leaders within the company — and to top people outside as well. They connect you to career opportunities and provide air cover when you encounter trouble. When it comes to opening doors, they don’t stop with one promotion: They’ll see you to the threshold of power. [Forbes]
We're looking to equip the next generation of females in STEM with a great toolkit for building their career - a crucial part of which is fostering powerful relationships with mentors and sponsors. You'll be acting as a sponsor a.k.a Sherpa for one young woman over the course of 4 months - opening doors for her and exposing her to new opportunities, ways of thinking and career paths. Using our MeetGuides at each month's meeting, you'll help her to see her career from an alternative perspective, apply for schemes and meet the right kind of people.
"MUCH MORE REWARDING THAN I EXPECTED AND REALLY PROUD OF WHAT MY SHERPEE HAS ACHIEVED DURING THIS SHORT TIME"
LESLEY, BIRMINGHAM, DEUTSCHE BANK
"THIS PROGRAMME HAS MADE ME REALISE THAT I AM A ROLE MODEL AND PEOPLE LOOK UP TO ME AND VALUE MY OPINION. MY SHERPEE HAS BEEN FANTASTIC, THIS IS SUCH A FULFILLING PROGRAMME TO BE INVOLVED IN"
OLIVIA, BIRMINGHAM, ROLLS-ROYCE
"I THINK IT IS A VERY WORTHWHILE PROGRAMME AND I WILL STAY IN TOUCH WITH MY STEMETTE SHERPEE FOREVER"
KERRY-ANN, LONDON, SALESFORCE
"I'M HELPING MY SHERPEE THINK ABOUT HERSELF DIFFERENTLY, OPENING HER MIND TO THE MASSIVE POTENTIAL SHE HAS. IT'S A VERY REWARDING RELATIONSHIP"
FRANCESCA, LONDON, SALESFORCE
"WE NEED TO PAVE THE WAY FOR THE OTHERS, AND THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO START. I DIDN'T REALISE HOW KEEN I WAS ON STEM AND 'MENTORING' TILL I JOINED THE PROGRAMME. I BELIEVE I GAINED PROBABLY MORE THAN I PUT IN FROM THE EXPERIENCE AND IT'S WORTH IT"
NEFE, LONDON, DEUTSCHE BANK
"THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO REACH OUT TO THE "YOUNGER YOU" TO TRY TO GIVE SOME OF THE ADVICE AND INFORMATION AND CONFIDENCE THAT WAS NOT SO READILY AVAILABLE TO US"
HELENA, LONDON, DEUTSCHE BANK
"BELIEVE YOURSELF THAT YOU CAN BE A GOOD SHERPA. ALL YOU NEED IS LISTENING AND SHARING. I MANAGED TO HELP MY SHERPEE TO ACHIEVE SOMETHING SHE WAS NOT ABLE TO DO BEFORE [...] GREAT EXPERIENCE!"
ANDREA, LONDON, DEUTSCHE BANK
JOIN OUR LONDON COHORT
You can now apply to be a part of a London cohort and be matched with a Sherpee at one of our matching events.
JOIN OUR BIRMINGHAM COHORT
You can now apply to be a part of a B'ham cohort and be matched with a Sherpee based in the Midlands
JOIN OUR SCOTTISH COHORT
You can now apply to be a part of a Scottish cohort and be matched online with a Sherpee based in Scotland