Prepare for your next career step

6-Week Online Program for
Women in Tech

Leadership Program, Marianne Slotboom, CEO Yellow

Leadership Program

Improve your leadership skills in 8 weeks

Format:
Live Online Sessions
Duration:
9 sessions in six weeks
Time Investment:
15 hours
Group size:
10 people
Start
September 2022
Pricing:
€720 / person
Rating:
9.4/10
Location:
Live Online Sessions
Duration:
9 sessions in 6 weeks
Time Investment:
15 hours
Group size:
10  people
Start
September 2022
Pricing:
€720 / person
Rating:
9.4/10

You are an ambitious woman, and experience that growing in your position or getting a promotion is more difficult for you in a male-dominated world. You want to make it easier for yourself to have a career in tech.


This program gives you practical support in an environment of women who are in the same situation.

You’ll learn strategies and skills that help you become stronger, more visible and confident, and reach your career goals without having to “behave like a man”.


Location:
Online Sessions
Duration:
8 weeks
Training hours:
8 - 10 hours
Group size:
10 - 12 people
Start
Any time
Pricing:
€2.600 and up
Rating:
9.2/10

What is the focus of this program?

This program is not about adapting to the men’s way of doing things. Instead, you want to be yourself and bring your authentic strengths into the tech environment.

We are convinced that more female influence will make it a better place for men and women. Our focus is on becoming stronger in your own authentic way.

Laura OránWomen in Tech Program

Laura Orán García, Software Engineer, Xing

" With the Women in Tech program from Yellow, I have learnt how to be more confident about myself in a lot of work situations like negotiations, dealing with conflicts and making my opinions being heard in meetings.

Doing this together with a group of women in a similar position, helped me to achieve my goals in an open and safe space.
Location:
Online Sessions
Duration:
8 weeks
Training hours:
8 - 10 hours
Group size:
10 - 12 people
Start
Any time
Pricing:
€2.600 and up
Rating:
9.2/10


PREPARE YOUR NEXT STEP

What does it take?

It is investigated that being part of a minority, which is the case of most women in tech, can affect your self-confidence and make you more vulnerable. At the same time, it is often more difficult to be heard and get your ideas across.


"There is a lot of support to get more women in tech, but once you are inside, it is necessary to learn how to defend yourself well within."

(quote from our interviews)


So, even when you are a good team player or you do an excellent job, you need to make an extra effort to become visible and be promoted.

What we know from our experience is that women who make a career in tech are not just lucky. It requires good skills and strategies to achieve your goals.

In most cases these women are good at some important things. They:

This is your opportunity to follow a program with women in a similar position and receive support on all your challenging situations.

You don’t have to do it alone!

Do not wait until the next man is being promoted.

Leadership Development Program - Become a better leader

What are the results of this program?

If you work together with us during this 6-Week Program, you will:


Participants who were promoted within one year after finishing our program told us that it clearly had to do with what they had learned.


More specifically, this is what you will learn:


Moreover, you will get inspired and supported by strategies other women use.

Maybe this feels almost impossible to learn in 6 weeks. But we have created a step by step program in which the sessions build upon each other.

Are you ready to take charge and do it your way?

Leadership Development Program - Become a better leader

What is special about this program?

This program contains 3 important pillars that will support you in your career:

Strategies
To grow in your position
Skills
To obtain more influence
Confidence
To act upon your needs

Moreover, you will practice empowering body dynamics in each session.

What we have discovered during our first edition is that the body empowering dynamics we did, boosted the participant’s capability to put the learned skills and strategies immediately into practice, in their own authentic way.

Program for Women in Tech by Yellow

Research based Program

During the last year, we interviewed over 50 women in tech, and created this program based on their input and comments.

We address the specific situations you encounter in your daily work life.


You are guaranteed:


You can download the detailed program here.

Jacqueline BerghuisWomen in tech Program by Yellow

Jacqueline Berghuis, UX/UI Designer - Brand Designer, Freelance

" Improving skills and sharing experiences with a group of like-minded women was great! Apart from practicing myself, to see others practice was very powerful.

As an UX designer it is important to get your message across and I am grateful that I could bend the general rules to my personality.

Marianne and Koos created the ideal atmosphere to open up without hesitation. The program was carefully built up and tailored to the needs of the group and individual person. The opportunity to practice with an actor was fun.

Why a program specially for women?

Why should women take an extra effort, men don't have to change?

We surely need men to do some reflexion to beat personal unconscious biases. At the same time, if you don't experience the problem, changing the situation is not a priority. When we can make them aware of it through constructive assertiveness, it will change their perspective with our help.

Do we honestly still need this in 2022?

Yes, unfortunately it is still needed. In the last decades, women have made almost no progression as it comes to gender equality. It is calculated by the European Commission that the pay gap has only decreased just under 2% over the last 8 years. The reasons: fewer opportunities and fewer promotions. Apart from a lot of other initiatives, like equality plans, this program is still needed as an extra support for women.

Aren’t we excluding men?

This is a good point. We are not in favor of excluding men in this process of emancipation. On the other hand, in our previous programs we have experienced that it has many advantages to be in a group with only women and exchange experiences and strategies to handle the fact of being a minority. The identification with the situations is very high this way.

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How does this program for Women in Tech work?

  • Initial Conversation
    Before the start of the program you will have a brief, personal conversation with the trainer to communicate your situation and your learning needs.
  • Small group
    We will work with a group of maximum 10 participants to give you personal guidance.
  • Six online workshops
    The program is organized in weekly, 2-hour online sessions in which we will work on confidence, strategies and skills linked to specific topics (see detailed program)
  • Immediate action
    Already after the first workshop, you will be able to apply the new insights and tools.
  • Three integration sessions
    Every two weeks we organize an 1-hour online session to share your experience with what you have applied, and receive extra support.
  • Step by step learning
    You will build upon the new insights and step by step you will become more confident using the right strategies and skills.
  • Community support
    You will get support from a community of women with a similar profile who find themselves in similar situations.


If you want to invest in yourself, feel more confident in your position and start preparing yourself for a successful career in tech, this is the program designed for you.

Take action and make sure you receive all the insights, guidance, support and skills you need to make yourself comfortable in tech.

Kitty van DijkWomen in Tech Program by Yellow

Kitty van Dijk, Co-Active Professional Coach in Training

" My main take away from the Women in Tech Program: the importance of body awareness to increase influencing skills. Self-awareness = body awareness + cognitive awareness = self-confidence. And self-confidence + strategy + skills as the pillars to increase impact.

The coaches managed to integrate the concept of embodied learning in a very practical 6 week program. It was fun, it brought me new insights how to approach negotiation + influencing and we had lots of opportunities to practice and embody the new skills in a very nice group of tech professionals.

Pricing

The fee for this impactful and customized online program for Women in Tech, with a maximum of 10 participants is €720 per person.

This fee includes the six 2-hour workshop sessions, three 1-hour integration sessions, all materials and personalized email contact with participants in between sessions

VAT (21%) is not included in this fee.

The trainers/coaches

Marianne Slotboom, CEO Yellow TrainingMarianne Slotboom

Marianne Slotboom has specialized in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs for tech organizations and has delivered several online programs for Women In Tech. Since March 2021, she is a program lead for the Women in Tech Global Movement, Chapter USA.
Koos Vos, trainer coach Yellow TrainingKoos Vos

Koos Vos will be an additional trainer in three of the sessions. With his background as a professional actor/trainer he will enable you to practice your communication skills regarding personal challenging situations and will give you important tips. He will also take care of powerful body dynamics to increase self-confidence and impact.

Marianne and Koos are both specialized in working with tech companies.

Why should you invest in your career now?

It may look like it's not urgent, but at the same time, you could already start feeling more comfortable and empowered in your work now. Why wait until you feel dissatisfied?

You can decide to not invest in yourself now and nothing will change in the short term. Or you can step up this very moment and start developing confidence, strategies and skills shortly.

You are the only one who can make the choice to create the changes for yourself.

We will support you step by step. If you are ready to grow and find your authentic way in the tech world.


"73% of women experience microaggressions, or everyday discrimination rooted in bias.

Microaggressions take the form of a woman’s judgement being questioned, being interrupted in meetings, or mistakenly being taken for a junior employee."

Statistics from LeanIn's 2019 report


Jacqueline BerghuisWomen in tech Program by Yellow

Laura Grau, Director of Engineering, New Work SE

" I’m proud to share that I participated in the first round of the Yellow Program of Women in Tech. This came in the shape of small pills about key topics in a super-well balanced theory and practice easy to accommodate schedule.

I loved the learning and sharing atmosphere that we generated. What I noticed especially is the way the facilitators helped us leverage our own internal experiences and how each of us in the group with different backgrounds got its own flavor of enrichment and learning.

Start building a strong position right now

At their mid career, women leave tech more than twice as much as men.

Great part of these women are unhappy with three important things: they have a lower salary, they have fewer career possibilities and they don't like the way they are managed.

Take charge and reinforce your position in tech now.

Leadership Priciples | Leadership Development | Yellow Training

Frequently asked questions

When does the program start?

On February 26th we will have the kick-off for the program. We will get to know each other and explain all the logistics and the way we work. The first content session will take place on March 2nd.

What is the time schedule for the program?

The 2-hour sessions will take place on Tuesday, from 18h00-20h00.
The 1-hour sessions will take place on Friday, from 16h00-17h00.

For whom is this program/who can join?

This program is for any woman who wants to start preparing herself for a successful career in tech, who wants to feel more comfortable in this world, or wants to obtain more influence in her own geniune way.

How will I get personal support?

As we will work with a group of maximum 10 participants, we will be able to pay attention to your specific learning goals, you will have the possibility to practice with your personal situations. Furthermore, during the three integration sessions, you will get more personal guidance on your personal growth.

What is the program for the 9 sessions?

In this pdf you will find the detailed content for the 9 sessions.
DOWNLOAD PROGRAM

What if I already did courses on some parts of the content?

This program is about little theory and a lot of reflection, sharing and practice. Although you already have had training in some skills, you will always be able to bring your personal skills to a higher level.

Will the sessions be recorded?

Normally we don’t record the sessions. We work in an open atmosphere of sharing and practicing with the people who are present. We love to protect this personal climate. Only if everyone agrees, we record a session.

What if I don't have a job in tech right now?

That is not a problem. You will always be able to share situations from previous jobs or personal situations to practice. It’s good that you start investing in yourself for your next job.

Is there a minimum hours for assistance?

No. Although we recommend attending all sessions in order to follow the step by step progress and get the best out of this program.

Do you include non-women in the program?

We love to include everyone. Nevertheless, since this is a program specially designed for women and the situations they encounter at work, we allow non-women only when all participants agree on this.

Is it possible to receive additional coaching during the program?

We have a premium program in which you receive 4 sessions of 1-on-1 coaching during and/or after the program. This program has a total price of €1320 (9 workshop sessions + 4 coaching sessions).

Do you have another question?

Please let us know by sending us an email.


Another question you would like to be answered?

Kitty van DijkWomen in Tech Program by Yellow

Henriette Hettinga, Project Manager, MigraCode Barcelona

" In her workshop for CodeWomen, a project for female web developers, Marianne opened the eyes of our students regarding personal strength, presence, self-confidence.

She provided advice and very practical tools that they could immediately practice.

It was empowering for our students to see how driven Marianne is as a professional, and how accessible and open she is when it comes to sharing experiences.

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