#BUILTBYGIRLS Connects Teen Girls To Tech Biz Mentors - Geek Girl Rising

#BUILTBYGIRLS Connects Teen Girls To Tech Biz Mentors

#BUILTBYGIRLS finalists with former U.S. CTO Megan Smith

#BUILTBYGIRLS, which runs a national pitch competition for high school girls with startup dreams, just announced a new mobile platform, Wave, that connects teen girls with professional mentors in the tech world. So far, more than 150 men and women have signed up to be mentors, including leaders at companies like Rent the Runway and Spotify.  According to Victoria Marlin, Custom Solutions Manager at #BUILTBYGIRLS, “Wave came out of this very personal revelation on our end that all the best jobs we’ve gotten, and all the best candidates we’ve gotten for open jobs, have come from referrals. There really is this network that you need to get started in a tech career.”  To hear from girls who participated in the beta of Wave, check out our full story on Forbes.

 

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