Mentorship program

The Riga TechGirls mentorship program is based on a voluntary principle and aims to provide support and help to develop skills for women who work in the field of technology or have just started it.

Our third season will start in January, 2022. 

Application for mentors is open till October 15, 2022. 

Mentorship program is provided in collaboration with Women Go Tech and with support from Google.org, TET, Rimi and Infogram / Prezi.

Want to become a mentee?

Are you looking for an experienced IT professional who will help you plot your career path, help with the development of your skills and assist whenever you need valuable advice from a person who is truly interested in your success? Having a mentor can give you an edge that differentiates you from others.

The mentorship program provides opportunity:  

- To get support from a local or an international mentor

- To network and form working groups with other participants of the program

- To grow, advance and broaden your skills and knowledge

Selection criteria for mentees:  

- The program is available to any woman

- Motivation and goals

- Certified graduates of the “Discover Tech” program are privileged

- The assessment will be carried out by a special working group together with mentors


Find the mentor you trust and apply
for the Riga TechGirls mentorship program till the 18th of November, 2020!

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Mentors

The IT area is broad; our mentors are experts from different tech areas and cover a wide range of roles - product development, project management, development, testing, UX, IT admin and others

DEVELOPEMENT
Darja Tretjakova
Development, app - development
Alīna Karpeļceva
Front-end development
Kristaps Grinbergs
Development
Andris Gaņģis
Development
Inese Upelniece
Development
Daryna Peremot
Development, System analyst, Business analyst
Lidija Luņeva
Development
Ilva Krave
Development, UX / UI, Project management
Lota Plezere
Development, UX/UI
Līna Sarma
Development
Māra Pudāne
Research & development
Alīna Andersone
Development, iOS development
Agate Ambulte
Development, project management, digital marketing
Mārtiņš Lagzdiņš
Back-end development, Big data, IoT, Emdedded SW, Robotics
Kristīne Zelenivska
Front-end development

 

Armands Leimanis
Front-end development

 

Raivis Gelsbergs
Development, startups

 

Līga Jermolova
Front-end development, app development

 

Magnuss Kārkliņš
 Development, DevOps/IT admin, IoT

 

Mārtiņš Leitass
 Back - end development, project management, system analyst

 

Raphaël Goncalves
 Back - end development, engineering

 

Dmitry Lebedev
 Back - end development

 

UX / UI
Irina Gaņeviča
UX/UI
Liga Letina
UX / UI
Irina Ivanova
UX / UI
Edīte Garjāne
UX / UI, project management
Raitis Linde
UX / UI, prototyping, facilitation, research, people management, service design
Gustavs Cīrulis
UX / UI, product ownership, project management, business development, startups
Ilze Tenase
UX / UI, project management
Jeļena Solovjova
UX / UI
Linda Laskovska
UX / UI
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Agnese Bukava
IT Project management, Product ownership, System analytics, Business process analytic
Aivars Bērziņš
Project management
Aivita Oša
Project management
Anastasija Krjukova
Project management
Aiga Kārkliņa
Project management
Maija Kāle
Project management, international outreach
Yevgen Drebus
Project management
Zane Dziluma
Project management, Customer discovery, Strategic planning
Evita Zarkeviča
Project management, Business analyst, IT audit, Data analysis, Product development
Jeļena Uļjankina
Project management, Product Ownership
Jūlija Meļņika
Project management
Elīna Ingelande
Education, management
Elīna Lidere
Project management, innovations
Ieva Ilvesa
Management, leadership
Laura Keršule
Management, leadership
Zanda Arnava
Management, leadership
Renāte Strazdiņa
Management, leadership
Signe Bāliņa
Management, leadership
Elīna Krūze
Sales, management
Andra Krasavina
Product management
Alise Pīka
Project management, leadership
Jeļena Jurāne
 Management, sales
Līga Lakuča
 Project management, business development, digital marketing
Katrīna Amerika
 Project management, geospatial information technologies
Zita Barānova
Project management, business analyst, business development, startups
Ilga Bērzkalna
Project management
Laima Ābele
Project management, business analytics
Liene Briede
Project management, startups
Gustavs Gotauts
 Project management, e-commerce
Kristīne Lazdiņa
 Project management
Aiga Veckalne
 Language

Mentors

The IT area is broad; our mentors are experts from different tech areas and cover a wide range of roles - product development, project management, development, testing, UX, IT admin and others

DEVELOPEMENT
Darja Tretjakova
Development, app - development
Nadežda Zeņina
Development, Testing
Kristaps Grinbergs
Development
Aigars Mačiņš
Development
Inese Upelniece
Development
Solvita Bērziša
Development, Project management, System analyst, Business analysis, Data analytics, Data visualisation
Daryna Peremot
Development, System analyst, Business analyst
Lidija Luņeva
Development
Ilva Krave
Development, UX / UI, Project management
Lota Plezere
Development, UX/UI
Līna Sarma
Development
Māra Pudāne
Research & development
Alīna Andersone
Development, iOS development
Agate Ambulte
Development, project management, digital marketing
Mārtiņš Lagzdiņš
Back-end development, Big data, IoT, Emdedded SW, Robotics
Kristīne Zelenivska
Front-end development

 

Armands Leimanis
Front-end development

 

Raivis Gelsbergs
Development, startups

 

Līga Jermolova
Front-end development, app development

 

UX / UI
Irina Gaņeviča
UX/UI
Liga Letina
UX / UI
Irina Ivanova
UX / UI
Edīte Garjāne
UX / UI, project management
Raitis Linde
UX / UI, prototyping, facilitation, research, people management, service design
Gustavs Cīrulis
UX / UI, product ownership, project management, business development, startups
Ilze Tenase
UX / UI, project management
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Agnese Martina
Project management
Aivars Bērziņš
Project management
Agnese Vilcāne
Project management
Aivita Oša
Project management
Anastasija Krjukova
Project management
Elena Mazhuha
Project management
Aiga Kārkliņa
Project management
Maija Kāle
Project management, international outreach
Vida Jonusyte
Project management
Yevgen Drebus
Project management
Zane Dziluma
Project management, Customer discovery, Strategic planning
Alexander James Haywood
Project management, Development, Senior IT management
Evita Zarkeviča
Project management, Business analyst, IT audit, Data analysis, Product development
Jeļena Uļjankina
Project management, Product Ownership
Jūlija Meļņika
Project management
Elīna Ingelande
Education, management
Elīna Lidere
Project management, innovations
Ieva Ilvesa
Management, leadership
Paula Zeikmane
Digital marketing, project management
Laura Keršule
Management, leadership
Zanda Arnava
Management, leadership
Renāte Strazdiņa
Management, leadership
Signe Bāliņa
Management, leadership
Elīna Krūze
Sales, management
Andra Krasavina
Product management
Alise Pīka
Project management, leadership
Jeļena Jurāne
 Management, sales
Līga Lakuča
 Project management, business development, digital marketing
Katrīna Amerika
 Project management, geospatial information technologies
Zita Barānova
Project management, business analyst, business development, startups
Ilga Bērzkalna
Project management
Laima Ābele
Project management, business analytics
Liene Briede
Project management, startups
Gustavs Gotauts
 Project management, e-commerce
Kristīne Lazdiņa
 Project management
DEVELOPEMENT
Darja Tretjakova
Development
Nadežda Zeņina
Development, Testing
Kristaps Grinbergs
Development
Aigars Mačiņš
Development
Inese Upelniece
Development
Solvita Bērziša
Development, Project management, System analyst, Business analysis, Data analytics, Data visualisation
Daryna Peremot
Development, System analyst, Business analyst
Lidija Luņeva
Development
Ilva Krave
Development, UX / UI, Project management
Lota Plezere
Development, UX/UI
Līna Sarma
Development
Māra Pudāne
Research & development
Alīna Andersone
Development, iOS development
Agate Ambulte
Development, project management, digital marketing
UX / UI
Irina Gaņeviča
UX/UI
Liga Letina
UX / UI
Irina Ivanova
UX / UI
Edīte Garjāne
UX / UI, project management
IT AUDIT
Evita Zarkeviča
Project management, Business analyst, IT audit, Data analysis, Product development
Evelīna Lauritsena
IT audits, RPA
IT ADMIN / DEVOPS
Aleksei Larkov
DevOps, back-end development, full stack development
Didzis Balodis
IT admin /DevOps, Cyber security, Hacking, IT audit, IT compliance, General IT management, IT support
Māris Jansons
IT admin /DevOps, System analytics, IT Solution architecture, DBA
Panagiotis Dimas
IT admin /DevOps, Team leadership
Evelīna Lauritsena
IT audits, RPA
CYBER SECURITY
Aleksei Dremin
Cyber security (Application & cloud)
Aleksandrs Orlovs
Cyber security, business development, leadership, talent management, change management
Ivars Svekris
Cyber security
Evelīna Lauritsena
IT audits, RPA
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, DATA ANALYTICS
Dace Kvalberga
Business analytics, Data analytics, Data visualisation
Madara Bogdāne
Business Intelligence, Data analytics, Data visualisation
Solvita Bērziša
Development, Project management, System analyst, Business analysis, Data analytics, Data visualisation
Kate Kuzņecova
Data Science & Analytics
Ivars Krampis - Vanags
Business & data analytics, business development
Kaspars Omuls
Data analytics
Jeļena Ogorodova
Data analytics
Santa Kratule
Business analytics
QUALITY ASSURANCE / TESTING
Anna Gintare
Quality assurance, testing
Nadežda Zeņina
Development, testing
Anete Grigorjeva
Testing, project management, UX/UI
Ieva Šica
Quality assurance
Jekaterina Berkovica
Quality assurance / testing
Anna Konovalova
Quality assurance / testing, project management, business analytics
Irina Semova
Quality assurance / testing
Olga Lukša
Quality assurance / testing, project management, people management
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Kristīne Metuzāle
International business development
Liene Grenevica
Product ownership, management
Evija Celma
Product ownership, management
Diāna Butina
Product ownership, management
Anna Heivuda
Project management
Anna Andersone
Start-ups, entrepreneurship, marketing, project management
Maija Kāle
Project management, international outreach
Ilva Krave
Development, UX / UI, Project management
Solvita Bērziša
Development, Project management, System analyst
Olga Trofimova
Development,
Project management
PRODUCT OWNERSHIP / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Liene Grenevica
Product ownership, management
Diāna Butina
Product ownership, management
Marina Petrakova
Product development
Jeļena Uļjankina
Project management, Product Ownership
Kim Leandersson
Product ownership, Senior IT management
Kristīne Metuzāle
International business development
Tatjana Riblova
Product ownership, Business development
Viktoria Ruubel
Product ownership, leadership
Igors Marders
Business development, sales, startups, marketing, people management, SEO
Ieva Langenfelde
Product ownership, project management
Mārtiņš Sūna
Business development
Diāna Geske
Product ownership, project management
Šarūnė Smalakytė
 Business development, Innovation Management, Partnerships
Lilita Sparāne
 Business development, project management, partnerships
Justīne Leitarte
 Product ownership, project management
Inga Helmane
 Product ownership, project management, business development, AI, QA
Kaspars Iesalnieks
 Business development, project management, IT advisory, Risk management, Information security
Julija Balanova
 Product ownership, project management, Business & system analytics, business development, startups
Dagnija Lejiņa
 Business development, leadership, public speaking, partnerships
Madara Lielpētere
Product ownership
Olga Trofimova
Business development
Natalja Sidorova
Business development, project management, digital marketing / marketing
Monique Ho
Business development, project management, innovations, startups
Benjamin Fitzgerald
Business development, transformation, team management
DIGITAL MARKETING
Anna Holsta
Digital marketing, Marketing
Zane Holt
Digital marketing, project management
Paula Zeikmane
Digital marketing, project management
Didzis Vilcāns
Digital marketing, business analytics
Laimdota Bauere
Marketing, project management
STARTUPS
Alise Dīrika
Product ownership, startups
Anna Andersone
Start-ups, entrepreneurship, marketing, project management
Tabatha Soltay
Game design, startups
Andris K. Bērziņš
Startups, business development
Marija Ručevska
Startups, business development
Zane Bojāre
Startups, business development, marketing
Matīss Neimanis
Startups, business development, product ownership, business analyst
Mārīte Aleksandra Silava
Startups, business development, product ownership, UX/UI
Kaspars Dancis
Startups
Baiba Ebulina
Startups, business development
Agnis Stibe
Startups, AI, Transformation
TALENT MANAGEMENT, HR
Dana Kocāne
Tech recruitment, career consultations
Ginta Šepa
Talent management
Liene Ozola
Project management,
Talent Management
Irina Točko
Career coach, Talent Management
Dagnija Veide
Team development, communication management
 Līga Luca
Talent management, tech recruitment
 Vineta Bērziņa
Talent management, career coach
 Olga Borisova
Talent management, career consultations, tech recruitment
 Justīne Kravale
Talent management, career coach, tech recruitment
TECH TRACK LEADS
Dana Kocāne
Tech recruitment, career consultations
Ginta Šepa
Talent management
Liene Ozola
Project management,
Talent Management
Irina Točko
Career coach, Talent Management
Dagnija Veide
Team development, communication management
 Līga Luca
Talent management, tech recruitment
 Vineta Bērziņa
Talent management, career coach
 Olga Borisova
Talent management, career consultations, tech recruitment
 Justīne Kravale
Talent management, career coach, tech recruitment
THE TEAM BEHIND THE PROGRAM
Dana Kocāne
Tech recruitment, career consultations
Ginta Šepa
Talent management
Liene Ozola
Project management,
Talent Management
Diāna Butina
Riga TechGirls co-creator & lead of the mentorship program
Irina Točko
Career coach, Talent Management
Dagnija Veide
Lead of mentors
Anna Andersone
Riga TechGirls co-creator & CEO
Diāna Butina
Product ownership, management
 Līga Luca
Talent management, tech recruitment
Diāna Butina
Product ownership, management
 Vineta Bērziņa
Talent management, career coach
 Olga Borisova
Talent management, career consultations, tech recruitment
 Justīne Kravale
Talent management, career coach, tech recruitment

Want to become a mentor?

- We will provide the framework and supportive environment for mentoring

- Opportunity to widen your network by meeting other local and international mentors

- Chance to learn something new and boost your own skills at our events

- Opportunity to practice your mentoring skills

What are we looking for in a mentor?

- Maintaining contact with the mentee or the group at least once a month 

- Get involved and help the mentee to set goals and enabling tasks for 6 months

- Provide open communication and useful feedback

- Empathy and attentiveness to the mentee’s needs and situation

- Provide further recommendations at the end of the program

- At least 3 years of experience as a senior professional or manager

- Mentoring experience is not mandatory

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Find the mentor you trust and apply for the Riga TechGirls mentorship program!

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