SWT Crew - strong women together

Mentoring Program

Why Mentoring is important…

Creating structure to gain new perspectives on significant matters.

Connecting – Real dialog with Probe industry expert.

Rising – Lifting to multiple levels of viewpoints and guiding from lessons.

Engaging – Regular connections of insight, intentional networking.

Worldwide –  Global industry, providing diverse perspective of industry.

2024 Details Coming Soon

2024 SWT Crew Program

  • The first step is fill out the appropriate form below: Mentor or Mentee. The SWT Crew Committee will use the information provided to match you after registration closes.
  • For new SWT Crew Mentees, you will receive a discount code to be used to register for SWTest 2024 by May 28th (Registration will open in March 2024). SWTest 2024 is scheduled from Monday, June 3rd to Wednesday, June 5th. 
  • For returning SWT Crew Mentees and SWT Crew Mentors, please be sure you have registered for SWTest 2024 by May 28th.
  • The deadline to sign up for the program is May 14th. The SWT Crew Committee will begin the matching process immediately after the deadline.
  • SWT Crew will host a Networking Event at SWTest 2024 on Tuesday, June 4th at 5pm, where the Mentor-Mentee matches will be announced.
  • The Mentor & Mentee will meet virtually monthly throughout the year.
  • The SWT Crew program will end at the beginning of June 2025 prior to the start of SWTest 2025.
  • If you have any questions regarding the program or are interested in volunteering, please send an email to us at SWTCrew@SWTest.org.
  • Thank you for your willingness to provide guidance for our future!

4 Phases of Mentoring

  1. Get to know each other – Building the relationship
  2. Outline objectives and measurable goals for the journey, quarterly checkpoints
  3. Follow the plan and regroup/reengage “Probe the Mentor/Mentee”
  4. Conclude mentoring activities

1-year program

Kickoff date: June 2024
Closure date: June 2025

MENTEE Expectations

Initially focused on Females

  • Personal goals specify eg. career, motivation or gain skills
  • Willing to learn and share 1:1
  • Schedule sessions (every 4-6wks)
  • Maintain learning journal
  • Open mindset to new thoughts and methods
  • Listen and consider acting on advice
  • Proactive and flexible, homework!
Mentee Form

    MENTOR Expectations

    Sharing Wisdom

    • Trust & Confidentiality
    • Teacher, Adviser, Guide, Friend.
    • Two-way relationship learning
    • Maintain engagement
    • Big picture, puzzle pieces
    • Reflective attitude, embrace the risk of change…
    • Unconditional positive attitude
    • Not coaching or sponsorship
    Mentor Form

      Final thoughts…

      • Understand different styles
      • Have a “Go for it” attitude, unique opportunity in Probe Industry
      • Stay in balance by seeking to become a “Superpower” not “Superwoman”
      • Seek to find mutually beneficial results from your relationship (teamwork)
      • Good time to create your mission and develop strategies to achieve it.
      • Expand your contacts and network, follow up on assigned homework.
      • Be an advocate for other women in the industry, actively seek advice.
      • Speak up! Help us make this program a success for the next SWT Crew.
      • With your information, we will match intentionally for best connections.

      If you have any questions about the program, feel free to email us at SWTCrew@SWTest.org

      We look forward to engaging with you!

      Resource Library

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      Self-assessmentAssessment/TestDelegate and Elevate tool – EOS assessment
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      MotivationBookDrive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink
      LeadershipBookThe Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Peter Lencioni
      Decision makingBookNecessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward by Dr. Henry Cloud
      Organizational health, ManagementBookThe Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Peter Lencioni
      Grit, SuccessBookGrit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
      Collaboration, Stakeholder managementBookGive and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant
      Entrepreneurial LifeBookEOS Life by Gino Wickman
      Project ManagementCertificationProject management professional Certification- resource Project Management Book Of Knowledge (PMBOK)
      Career DevelopmentBookHow Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job
      Career DevelopmentBookBreaking into the Boys’ Club: 8 Ways for Women to Get Ahead in Business
      Time management, FocusBookThe ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth About Extraordinary Results
      Work life balance, Sustained happinessBookThe Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything=Have Everything
      Success by choice of thoughtYouTube Video- speaker: Dr. Joe DispenzaHow To BRAINWASH Yourself For Success & Destroy NEGATIVE THOUGHTS!
      Strategic ThinkingYouTube Video- by Balanced Scorecard InstituteTechniques for Strategic Thinking and Planning
      MarketingBookCrossing the Chasm, 3rd Edition: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers
      Communication BookSocial Styles Handbook: Find Your Comfort Zone and Make People Feel Comfortable with You
      Project ManagementBookThe 4 Disciplines of Execution: Revised and Updated: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
      Emotional IntelligenceBookEmotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
      Problem solving, LeanCertificationLean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
      GeopoliticsBookPrisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World
      Marketing, TechnicalReportVLSI annual report on probe card industry
      Statistical Process ContrlWebsitehttps://deming.org/