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 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 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.
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.
Participants who were promoted within one year after finishing our program told us that it clearly had to do with what they had learned.
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?
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.
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 can download the detailed program here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The 2-hour sessions will take place on Tuesday, from 18h00-20h00.
The 1-hour sessions will take place on Friday, from 16h00-17h00.
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.
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.
In this pdf you will find the detailed content for the 9 sessions.
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.
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.
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.
No. Although we recommend attending all sessions in order to follow the step by step progress and get the best out of this 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.
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).
Please let us know by sending us an email.
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.