One thing I appreciate most about working at Tuxera is the support we get for taking part in activities outside the organization. For instance, last January Tuxera started a collaboration with the Helsinki chapter of Girls in Tech, a global non-profit organization focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of women in technology and entrepreneurship.

We helped them arrange their first Skills Bootcamp, where they ran workshops on programming, service design, leadership, sales and venture building. Soon after, Girls in Tech launched a mentorship program. They asked me to mentor a freshly graduate service designer from Aalto University. I figured it would be a good opportunity for me to share some of the things I’ve been learning at Tuxera.

It turns out software companies have a lot to offer to those trying to get their foot into the tech industry and vice-versa! For one, mentoring gives you the chance to learn what issues and challenges recent graduates face when finishing their studies. But more importantly, mentorship presents a learning opportunity for the mentor too.

For more insights about my experience as a mentor and the importance of mentorship, be sure to check out my post in Medium.