Hey Des Femmes readers! My name is Caitlin Eckvahl and I’m the Communications Lead at the Stacks Foundation, and this week I am making strides toward achieving one of my mentorship goals, writing my first newsletter. If you’re not already familiar with the Des Femmes mentorship program then I will change that very quickly!
Sometimes work gets tough and when you work in a completely remote setting, it can be even tougher. You miss out on those fun in-person happy hours, the water cooler talk, and some of the comforts of just having a work BFF. That’s why a few months ago, Des Femmes launched its first matchmaking mentorship program with the goal of bringing women together to connect, learn from one another, and forge career paths together.
The Des Femmes mentorship program pairs mentees with mentors who have experience navigating the professional waters. Each month, mentees are assigned a written exercise to help drive the conversation between mentee and mentor, get aligned on goals, and give you the boost of confidence that you need to reach your goals and reach the next step in your career. Whether it be starting your own business, asking for a raise, making a career change, or finding your strengths, there is no path that these powerful women haven’t traveled and they are here to share their stories and secrets.
To give us a glimpse of what it’s like to be a mentor, we’ve tapped Sterling Schuyler, a copy and content writer for emerging fund managers and crypto enthusiasts.
Like many of the powerful and ambitious women at Des Femmes, Schuyler was interested in helping other women thrive in crypto. “I just want to help more women build their businesses, get interested, generate wealth, and anything that helps them become more financially independent.”
She was paired with a mentee who is working to relaunch their Youtube channel and create educational crypto content in Spanish. “I’ve realized even more so how much content about crypto is needed that isn’t in English. I think it’s just so crucial that she’s doing the work that she’s doing,” said Schuyler.