Try 10 Careers for Future Women Leaders in Tech

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DATES
August 6 - 10, 2018
9:30am - 4:00pm

LOCATION
Latham Hopkins Gatehouse
555 Ravenswood Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025

LEAD INSTRUCTOR
Samantha Quist

PROGRAM FEE
$975


The technology industry needs more women in leadership. The tech industry needs YOU.

Join us and imagine yourself in various roles leading a technology company, create a portfolio of real-world projects, and decide if a career in technology leadership is in your future.

 

DEVELOP REAL-WORLD SKILLS

  • Experience real-world projects across 10 different tech leadership careers and hear from guest speakers
  • Develop real-world skills like teamwork, public speaking, creative thinking, decisiveness, and proactive outreach
  • Bring home a portfolio of projects and next steps for exploring further

IMAGINE YOURSELF IN 10 CAREERS

You will be challenged to prototype your life in technology leadership roles such as:

  • Startup CEO
  • Head of Product
  • Head of Marketing
  • Head of Sales
  • Head of Business Development
  • Head of Customer Support
  • Head of Legal
  • Head of Customer Engagement
  • Head of HR
  • Head of Creative
 

FINISH THE PROGRAM WITH

  • Your plan for the future with next steps
  • An idea of what you might want to be
  • Your portfolio of 10 career projects
  • Your reflections on each of 10 careers
  • Professional emailing experience
  • Storytelling experience
  • Interviewing experience
  • The Career Prototyping framework
  • A guide for meeting mentors
  • Connections to 5+ guest speakers
  • A community of like-minded students

EXAMPLE AGENDA

  • 9:30am - Arrival and Breakfast
  • 10:00am - How to Find Mentors Talk
  • 10:30am - Project Work Time
  • 12pm - Speaker Preparation
  • 12:30pm - Lunch
  • 1:30pm - Project Presentations
  • 2pm - Guest Speaker and Q & A
  • 3:15pm - Reflections & Interest Scoring
  • 4:00pm - End
 

ABOUT THE SUMMER PROGRAM

Lighthouse Summer Programs are based on the principles of life design recently popularized by Stanford University d.school professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. We bring design thinking and future life prototyping methodologies to the high school level, through career exploration prototyping that aims to decrease students' anxiety about the future, build their confidence through hands-on experience, and help them find a course of study that fits their interests.

Each day of the summer program, Lighthouse students try a new career or two: they work on a real project from that field and meet a hand-picked speaker to ask about their experience. Students will finish with real-world experience across several different careers, a new network of peers and professionals, and a framework for exploring additional careers.

We encourage students to explore, imagine, and experiment. We teach students to be decisive, proactive, and creative in planning for the future. Few of us land in the perfect career on our first try, so we prepare students with "career prototyping" skills so they can continue to explore new career paths for years to come.  

 

TRY 10 CAREERS IN TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP

Leaders in technology companies are deeply respected, well paid, and highly talented people who run some of the most powerful and influential companies in the world. In Silicon Valley, they are pretty much celebrities. But leaders in the tech industry face a lot of challenges, too.

Experience 10 careers that are stepping stones to leadership roles in the technology industry, and meet with guest speakers who have worked in leadership roles. Use your experiences and learnings to imagine yourself doing what it takes to become a leader in the tech industry. And, gain real experience working on technology industry projects along the way.

Would you enjoy a career in technology leadership? Let's find out.

 

MEET MENTORS AND GUEST SPEAKERS FROM TECH COMPANIES LIKE

 

WHAT DO ALUMNI SAY?
Hear from more the students from our 2017 Lighthouse Summer Program here.

 
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MEET THE LEAD INSTRUCTOR

Samantha Quist is the Founder of Lighthouse. Sam graduated from Stanford, worked at Google, and founded several companies. She's most passionate about helping young people globally learn how to navigate the future. Get to know Sam here.

 

TUITION
$975 / student.
Includes lunch and materials.
Ask about before and after care.
Scholarships for financial need available.

REGISTRATION
Tuition due upon acceptance to reserve your spot in the program.
75% refund for cancellations by 5/15.

 

ASK US ANYTHING
Want to know more? Email us at team@hellolighthouse.com or call us at (650) 468-0804.