MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

The purpose of the Women in Tech Mentorship Program is to support the next generation of women in tech by building relations among female founders and entrepreneurial minds in the Copenhagen tech community. We believe in the power of knowledge sharing, and the Mentorship program aims to help create a diverse and more balanced workforce by encouraging and guiding women in their tech careers.

Who are you?

You are a professional, ambitious and driven woman who is working within tech, entrepreneurship or has started her own company. You want to advance your skill-set and get guidance within specific professional challenges, above more general career advice. Maybe you need help to navigate the funding jungle, lay out a social media strategy or create a growth plan for your company.

We expect you to drive the meetings with your mentor, and being 150% committed to the relationship. 


Our awesome mentors

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Camilla Ley Valentin

Camilla Ley Valentin is the CCO and Co-founder of Queue-it, the leading developer of virtual waiting room services to control website traffic surges - ensuring online fairness during high-demand online events for more than 1 billion consumers worldwide.

Camilla holds several board and advisory board positions with other technology companies. She received the Danish Female Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2012, and she has been named one of the 50 most inspiring women in European tech by Inspiring Fifty.

Mentor areas

#startup #funding #SaaS #softwaredevelopment #leadership #marketing #businessdevelopment

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Natasha Friis Saxberg

Natasha Friis Saxberg is the Director of Atea Denmark’s growth development department, Future Growth, and one of Northern Europe’s leading digital strategists. 

Working with Danish and international brands, Natasha has been creating digital products, business models and customer experience supporting strategic goals for over two decades.  

She has founded several startups targeting B2C & B2B in a global market and is the author of two books on human interaction in the digital world.

Mentor areas

#entrepreneurship #media #tech #digitalstrategy #customerexperience   #futuretrends #USA #socialmedia 

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Pia ella Elmegård

Pia Ella Elmegård is a former Co-founder of TrendsonlineBoard member at TechBBQ and previously Head of Engagement at Corti.

Pia is a true influencer within the Nordic tech scene having contributed to some of the largest community events in Denmark. She is the co-initiator of #NordicMade, the umbrella organisation for startup support organisations in the Nordic region. Her latest project has been to initiate Nordic AI, a nonprofit organization with the purpose of gathering the artificial intelligence and machine learning ecosystems in the the Nordics under one umbrella.

Mentor areas

#communitybuilding #leadership #brandpositioning #projectmanagement #relationshipbuilding #communication

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LAila Pawlak

Laila Pawlak is the co-founder & CEO of SingularityU Denmark.

She also founded the innovation hub DARE2, and co-founded the award winning Professional Playground DARE2mansion, the startup accelerator and corporate innovation program thinkubator and she is a faculty at Singularity University speaking on Customer Experiences, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Laila is a sought after speaker, facilitator, investor, and high level innovation consultant and calls herself "startup lover, corporate entrepreneurship nerd, positive impact guide and tech wannabe".

Mentor areas

#corporateinnovation #acceleration #customerexperience #positiveimpact #exponentialorganisations #startups 

maria apostolaki Johansen

Maria Apostolaki Johansen is a Senior Incubation Manager at Arla Foods in Arhus.

She is the best example of how you can be entrepreneurial within a corporate environment, having started the Incubation Unit at Arla herself. The unit's aim is to launch and develop new business opportunities and ventures that are not addressed by the existing Arla Foods organization.

Maria has a broad international commercial experience and has worked in several roles as leadership coach and social entrepreneur. 

Mentor areas

#intrapreneurship #incubation #corporate #leadership #coaching #talentmanagement #digitalisation #aarhus 

Lisa de Linde

Lisa de Linde is Account Director at VICE Media Scandinavia, one of the largest digital media companies in the world with operations in more than 30 countries. 

Lisa is a digital entrepreneur in media and the creative industries, and has 10 years of experience in digital strategy and business development within media, fashion, film, games, and advertising.

She has worked for some of the largest media companies in the Nordics, among others as Project Director at Politiken and Product Manager at Nordisk Film and Egmont. 

Mentor areas

#digitalstrategy #media #businessdevelopment #games #advertising #entrepreneur #M&A #onlinebusiness


The setup

The mentor-mentee relationship will run for 3 months - after this period, it is up to both of you to decide if you want to proceed. We recommend bi-weekly meetings with focus on specific professional challenges. The setup of the meetings and selection of topics will be driven by the mentee. We are aiming to start the program in beginning of May.

Questions?

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us on our Slack channel #mentorprogram (http://www.womenintech.dk/slack)


UPDATE

Applications for our first cycle have closed. Thank you for the many great applications we have received.  

We plan to launch the next cycle of the program after summer, so please come back then if you would like to apply for a mentor.