Since ancient times, women - in the family, in the workplace and among friends - have exchanged personal experience and wisdom to support each other and build leadership and community. We believe that one of the most promising features of new technology is its potential to build communities, strengthen communication among women and girls, and give voice to those whose values and needs often go unheard in the public sphere. Using electronic tools, Tech Up participants were able to give advice, seek support and information, and develop relationships across region, race, and generation. As a result many of our topics focused on mentorship and support, and our electronic discussion served as its own "sacred space" where participants could support each other. Click below to learn how Tech Up's participating organizations provide mentorship and support, and read excerpts from our discussion on how women and girls bring women's ancient traditions of mentorship and support into the age of cyberspace.

August 2000

Online Mentoring Novato Youth Center Roots and Wings Mentoring links Sierra Youth Center Bay Area Sisters and Allies

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