The mentoring journey of Code Like a Girl

A critical element of the 21st Century Minds (21CM) Accelerator Program is our mentor teams. Led by a PwC partner, each team consists of mentors with either a corporate or educational background, from the 21CM community of collaborators. Over the course of the program, these mentor teams have provided strategic advice and support to their initiatives, enabling them to grow and develop their ventures. We saw the significant impact these teams were having and decided to sit down with the team behind Code Like a Girl to find out more about their inspiring mentoring relationship.

Led by PwC partner Cameron Lynch, the Code Like a Girl mentor team meet regularly to give founder Ally Watson advice and ensure she is making progress against her goals and objectives. A key factor in the success of their relationship has been the diversity of the group and the collaboration across sectors. Additionally, as part of his role as lead mentor, Cameron was able to strengthen his relationship with two of his clients, bringing them on board to be additional mentors in the team.

Watch the video below to see how this relationship has been pivotal to Code Like a Girl’s development.

Kirstyn Chan works in PwC Australia’s Corporate Responsibility team and is here to provide you with the latest news from the 21st Century Minds program.  Follow her on Twitter @kirstyn_c.