My experience so far in the YCDI Women in I.T Mentoring program has been absolutely amazing! It is so wonderful to be able to see girls lifting up girls and supporting each other seeing that we’re living in a society where women are now tearing down each other just to get to the top. Upon meeting the wonderful ladies from the various high schools and Universities I felt a sense of longing to see what’s going to happen over the course of the year with my new Family.
The First tech workshop wasn’t what I expected. It amazed me how all the girls were so open about their back story that would lead them to their future story and for me that just showed me that the Mentoring Program is really and truly a safe environment for each of us girls. A safe environment where we won’t be judged based on our socio economic background or our experiences in the past but just an environment that is like a second home to us where we’ll be able to simply be ourselves.
I am humbled and really happy that I was chosen to be a part of this program and I can’t wait to grow with the girls and learn more about who I am as a person – possibly discovering some new passions of mine.