The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.
Technology is a ubiquitous facet of our everyday life, but we are not all represented equally in tech professions.
Globally, women fill fewer than a third of roles in technologies and our share is not growing.
In a post pandemic world, women are still under-represented in the STEM workforce.
If technology is the primary catalyst for change in the world, then equal women representation in this sector is critical. We need the voice and perspectives of women when solving today’s complex issues.
In line with this aim, Great Place to Work® is launching a Women Mentorship Program – GRIT. Partnering with senior women executives from our Best Workplaces, we recognize that not all women leaders in the Tech sector have access to the resources, mentorship and culture that women executives in Best Workplaces have.
To mentor women leaders in companies aspiring to be Certified™, share experiences, broaden mentees’ network and support them in growing their careers in the Tech space.
The goals of this program is to support high-potential mentees working in the tech space to grow and develop both professionally and personally. We believe the mentee will find value in a mentoring relationship with a seasoned women executive, a safe space for them to share and grow.
The executive who will best benefit from this program will possess these characteristics:
Since the role of the mentor is to support the growth and development of the mentee, we envision the mentor spending time with the mentee over a 12-month period. The intent is to share their professional and leadership experience and provide a safe space and sounding board for mentees, including.
This is a 12-month program, projected to start in January 2023 and end in December 2023.
It is envisioned that the mentor-mentee will spend about an hour each month, connecting either virtually or in-person. The goals of the program are
Note: GPTW will provide a Mentorship Conversation Guide as a reference for mentors and mentees
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To be eligible for the World’s Best Workplaces list, a company must apply and be named to a minimum of 5 national Best Workplaces lists within our current 58 countries, have 5,000 employees or more worldwide, and at least 40% of the company’s workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the home country. Extra points are given based on the number of countries where a company surveys employees with the Great Place to Work Trust Index©, and the percentage of a company’s workforce represented by all Great Place to Work surveys globally. Candidates for the 2017 Worlds Best Workplaces list will have appeared on national workplaces lists published in September 2016 through August 2017.
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The Best Workplaces in Asia List
Great Place to Work® identifies the top organizations that create great workplaces in the Asian and Middle Eastern regions with the publication of the annual Best Workplaces in Asia list. The list recognizes companies in three size categories:
To be considered for inclusion, companies must appear on one or more of our national lists in the region, which includes Greater China (covering China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau), India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and UAE. For the 2021 Asia List, companies ranked on the national list in the Philippines will also be included. Multinational organizations must meet the following requirements:
Multinationals also receive additional credit for their efforts to successfully create an excellent workplace culture in multiple countries in the region. The data used in the calculation of the regional list comes from national lists published in 2019 and early 2020.