Facebook, Pinterest and Box announced a new pilot program on Wednesday that will provide one-on-one women mentorship to help them break into technical roles, and thrive in the industry. The program, called WEST (Women Entering and Staying in Tech), will have have female staffers from the three tech companies available to serve as mentors for those women who sign up. The pilot program will launch early next year (2015) in the Bay Area, San Francisco, CA, USA.
“WEST is designed to enable 1:1 mentorship for women in the early- to middle-stages of their technology careers,” according to its website. “We believe that by providing more direct support, advocacy and community development, we can help more women build rewarding careers in technology.”
To get started, please go to the WEST official website