Welcome to IT Girls Rock Mentoring for Women, by Women!



You have taken the first step into the future of your career and life, where you’re in control.


The ‘aha’ moments came when I realized the power of mentorship and guidance. The coaching provided during the program was instrumental in shaping my approach and perspectives.

Christine S

Welcome by Gry Stene!

Ready to Transform Your Career, Your Way?

What You Can Expect From Your

“Mentor on Demand” Program!

BEFORE Mentor on Demand

⛔ Unable to find mentors with the skill set you want

⛔ Unsure about what you need and how to approach mentors

⛔ Limited understanding of your strengths and unique value

⛔ Confused about how to get to the next stage of your career

⛔ Can’t find mentors that are available when you are

⛔ Juggling too many competing priorities across life and career

AFTER Mentor on Demand

✅ Select your mentors from a pool of experienced tech women

✅ Access to relevant mentors in line with your schedule

✅ Work on your specific challenges how and when you want

✅ Recognise and amplify your voice to speak your truth

✅ Ambitious, actionable goals and immediate action plans

✅ Clarity on what is important to design your DREAM life and career


What You Get!


Personalised Mentoring for Women, by Women 

A structured mentoring program designed to empower women in IT careers and foster their professional growth. Key components include:

Matching Algorithm: A sophisticated matching algorithm pairs mentees with experienced female mentors based on their career goals, interests, and areas for development.

One-on-One Personalised Mentoring Sessions: Regular mentoring sessions provide personalized guidance, feedback, and support tailored to each individual’s needs and aspirations.

Robust, proprietary mentoring framework: Our DREAM Compass™, designed to help you align your professional and personal life with you aspirations, underpins all our mentoring and coaching.

Skill-building Workshops: Interactive workshops and training sessions cover essential skills such as communication, negotiation, and leadership, equipping mentees with the tools they need to succeed in their careers.

Peer Support Groups: Small peer support groups consisting of mentees facing similar challenges provide additional opportunities for networking, collaboration, and accountability.

Career Development Resources: Access to a curated selection of career development resources, including resume reviews, mock interviews, and job search strategies, helps mentees navigate their career paths with confidence and clarity.

  Community access:

Premium community membership for a limited period depending on package. Access to all community resources such as:

  • Full access to community of inspiring women in tech
  • Exclusive access to private changemaker lounge to dive deeper into challenges
  • Free access to keynotes and conversations with thought leaders to upskill
  • Free access to workshops on topics chosen by members to build connections and upskill
  • Weekly group mentoring where we workshop things you need help with
  • Member prices for courses and transformational programs

General Inclusions and Investment:



  • 1 hour personalised mentoring
  • 1 month premium community membership
  • Ad-hoc, support in community
  • Weekly mentee meetups
  • Use within 2 months




Ideal when you have a specific issue you need to resolve and you need a bit of support and guidance.


  • Investment: $147
  • Value: $340


Includes 2 extra months community access + includes 2 people for one investment.


  • Your investment: $100
  • Total value for 1: $590
  • Total value for 2: $840 




  • 5 hours personalised mentoring
  • Flexible scheduling in 30/60 min slots
  • 2 months premium community membership
  • Ad hoc, personalised support from mentors and community managers
  • Weekly mentoring meetups
  • Use within 6 months

Ideal when you are going through a transformation such as a promotion / job opportunity, or a workplace issue.


  • Investment only: $597
  • Valued at: $1580


Includes 2 extra months community access + includes 2 people for one investment.


  • Your investment: $400
  • Total value for 1: $2670
  • Total value for 2: $2840




  • 10 hours personalised mentoring
  • Flexible scheduling in 15/30/60 min slots, depending on your need
  • 3 months premium community membership
  • Ad hoc, personalised support from mentors and community managers
  • Weekly mentoring meetups
  • Use within 12 months

Ideal when you know that you need ongoing support to help you across the many trajectories of personal and professional life.

  • Investment only: $997
  • Valued at: $3120


Includes 2 extra months community access + includes 2 people for one investment.


  • Your investment: $700
  • Total value for 1: $5170
  • Total value for 2: $5340

Top Mentors

Our mentors are highly experienced tech industry professionals, all women.

Based on your needs, we will match and recommend mentors for you. For a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Yang Gao

Hello, I’m Yang, your data and AI product mentor. With a wealth of experience in large enterprises and startups, I’m here to help you navigate the exciting field of AI and product management.

My expertise is in turning complex data and AI concepts into impactful products that address real-world challenges. Whether you’re looking to break into AI/ML product management or develop robust AI strategies for your business, I’m dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and drive meaningful innovation.

Yoana Boyanova

I’m Yoana and I manage a team through our journey of developing a big cloud service delivery platform. I’m also responsible for the different initiatives and processes in our product.

I am passionate about leadership, communication, and presentation skills and I love trying new things. I love to support women who are stepping into leadership from technical roles.

Anthea Rowe

Anthea Rowe is a communication coach who can help anyone explain what they do and why it matters.

A former PR professional, Anthea led  corporate communications for 3M Canada and was a graduate instructor in Western University’s Master of Media in Communications.

Anthea’s on a mission to close the “Ambition-Achievement Gap”.

Isis Garcia

Hello, I’m Isis, your digital marketing mentor. Whether you’re an individual or a business seeking to enhance your brand presence, I’m here to guide and support you.

My specialty lies in empowering mentees to develop online identities that captivate audiences and yield tangible results. Whether your goal is to impress potential employers or gain traction in the market, I’m dedicated to helping you achieve success.

Joanne Cooper

Hello. My name is Joanne and I am passionate about helping women feel fulfilled and live an authentic life. My experiences as an IT manager, non-profit executive, life coach, and working mom, provide me with valuable insights into how to navigate difficult situations at work and at home.

Wherever you are in your career, I would love to support you on your journey.

Gry Stene

I’m Gry, the founder and head coach for IT Girls Rock. With over 30 years in the tech industry from programmer through to CPO, I bring a wealth of experience and perspectives. As a neurospicy woman in tech, I work with those who may feel like they don’t belong.

Let’s unlock your potential and create pathways to success.

The experience left me excited to embrace a future in tech where I will not just participate but thrive and lead. I have always known mentors and  coaches to be stern but Gry is lenient and receptive.

Nmesoma O

How it Works – the Details.

Underpinned by our signature DREAM Compass™

We’ve designed this transformative experience underpinned by our signature DREAM Compass™ to help you unleash your dreams and align your career and life:

  • DreamScope – Unleash Your Imagination
  • RoadMap – Navigate Your Potential
  • EmpowerMind – Unlock Your Strengths
  • AmplifyVoice – Speak Your Truth
  • MasterStride – Seize Your Destiny

Every course, challenge, and coaching bundle offered by IT Girls Rock is built on the DREAM Compass™️ and offers personalised, actionable strategies and tools, coupled with real-life stories from women who’ve navigated the tech maze successfully.

Before your individual session, you will be invited to an onboarding call coupled with a self assessment, which will help you and us determine where you are at and where you want to get to so we can make sure we help you get the transformation your want.

Depending on where you are at in your career, some of the strategies, tools, resources, and workshops we offer are:

  • Tech Career TransformHer to dive deep and help you define your own pathway
  • Workshops on how to use AI and LinkedIn to position yourself for opportunities
  • Online profile / personal brand reviews
  • Job application and interview preparation
  • Resume reviews
  • Resume writing workshops
  • Why nominating for Awards is important
  • How to write Award winning applications
  • Navigating career and life transitions including return to work, menopause, and scaling up or down


The DREAM Compass was easy to follow, step by step, and helped me realise I can pursue my passions AND have a thriving career in tech.


Meet Your Host

Gry Stene

Founder and Head Coach

Gry is a speaker, coach, mentor, advisor, connector, investor, and speaker working on her first book:

Full Throttle & Torque: My Life As An Alien

How to unleash & embrace your unique differences, be loved for who you are, and live your best life filled with fun, fairness and freedom.


More about Gry:

  • Gry has over 30 years in tech. She excels at turning untapped potential into professional brilliance.
  • Founded STEAM Engine Global and IT Girls Rock.
  • Uses her D.R.E.A.M. framework to build lasting, inclusive cultures and teams.

The rare synergy of voice, unique strength and opportunity makes Gry and exceptional coach. She has the GRY-T and GRasp to empower women in IT and promote diversity in all workplace cultures.

Gaye P

Our Mentor for Women, by Women will guide you every step of the way!
It’s time to find your mentors and get the most out of them.


What Members Say About Us

Your Questions About Mentoring and Coaching Answered!

Some of the questions we get asked by women who are in or want to step into IT.

❔I couldn't make the launch event. What did I miss? Will there be a recording?

Susan shared her research and  insight about what is missing in traditional mentoring programs. Attending the launch event provided an opportunity to learn more about the mentorship program, meet influential speakers like Susan Colantuono, and network with other women in tech.  A recording will be available inside the community platform.

❔How can individuals get involved in the mentorship program?

Individuals can get involved by signing up for the program, attending orientation sessions, and actively participating in mentoring sessions and networking events.

❔What are the pricing options available for the mentorship program?

Pricing options vary based on the level of mentorship and duration of the program, with flexible packages designed to accommodate different financial situations.

❔How are mentees matched with the appropriate mentor?

Mentees are matched with mentors based on their specific needs, goals, and background, ensuring compatibility and relevance in the mentoring relationship.

❔How would you describe the format of the "speed networking" session?

The speed networking session is a fun and interactive event where mentees have the opportunity to meet multiple mentors in a short amount of time, allowing for quick introductions and initial connections.

❔Is there flexibility in the timing and duration of mentoring sessions?

Yes, mentoring sessions are scheduled at mutually convenient times for both mentors and mentees, with flexibility in session duration to accommodate different needs and schedules.

❔Are there any discounts or scholarships available for the mentorship program?

Depending on availability, there may be discounts or scholarships offered for the mentorship program to ensure accessibility for all interested participants.

❔How does the mentorship program ensure confidentiality and professionalism in mentoring relationships?

The mentorship program maintains strict confidentiality guidelines and promotes professionalism in all mentoring relationships, ensuring that information shared between mentors and mentees remains confidential and that interactions are conducted with respect and integrity.

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