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Mentor Group: Personal Development and Career Growth in Technology

March 1 @ 7:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm PST



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This is an open mentor group as a part of our Mentorship Program. If you are interested in being a part of the group and can attend all of the dates listed below, please register for a ticket and you will be added to the group in the Koa Network. Mentor Groups are open to Community and Premium Koa Club Members. For more details about the Group Mentorship Program look here: https://thekoaclub.com/group-mentoring-program/

Topics and Dates:

Meeting 1 Tuesday, April 30th 3pmPST– Collaboration across teams in Technology

– strategies for fostering collaboration and breaking down silos
– knowing your audience, various personalities, conflict resolution, hard conversations
– how to gain trust through collaboration

Meeting 2 Tuesday, May 28th 3pmPST– Discussion on a Koa Club Workshop

Meeting 3 Tuesday, June 25th 3pmPST– Learning & skill development with career growth

– what resources do you use (linkedIn, coursera, etc)
– how do you share findings with team
– gaps, honesty in what you can do

Meeting 4 Tuesday, July 30th 3pmPST– Building relationship while keeping work-life balance

– strategies for building professional relationships, attending conferences, joining tech communities, etc
– strategies for maintaining a healthy work-life balance in a demanding tech career

Meeting 5 Tuesday, August 27th 3pmPST A recap and reflection of mentees further needs


Your Mentors:

Manjit Singh is a Leader of Enterprise Support at Amazon Web Services (AWS), helping customers plan the vision and strategy to design, build, deploy, and operate world-class applications in the cloud. Before joining AWS, as an SVP of Engineering in an SF Bay Area SaaS company, he led the global product, strategy and engineering teams to build (from ideation to launch) highly reliable and available, scalable, and secure digital customer engagement platform, knowledge and conversation hubs, and REST APIs, used globally by 100s of enterprises and millions of users. Manjit is a people first advocate and believes that empathy and compassion are essential traits of a strong leader. He says that a leader’s role is to listen, understand, serve, and support the people around them; creating an inclusive environment that allows them to become the very best version of themselves.

Megan Backman is a dynamic and forward-thinking Business Intelligence Analyst with a passion for enhancing communication and being a team player. She thrives on unraveling complex datasets to derive actionable insights for her clients. Her keen eye for patterns and trends has helped her company make informed decisions and optimize their communication strategies. In her free time, Megan can be found cruising down a mountain skiing or golfing along the lakefront in Chicago. She believes in the power of continuous learning and seeks inspiration from diverse sources to fuel her creativity and personal growth.

Meeting Times

Tuesdays once a month online via Zoom only: The Zoom link will be provided by your mentors

3pm PST


About the Koa Club

The Koa Club is a community dedicated to empowering women to embrace and embody boldness. Koa means brave. We say YES to being courageous, confident, curious, awe-inspiring, empathetic, and connected.

Within our dynamic and empowering community, members take bold steps to pursue their passions, overcome challenges, foster growth through continuous learning, inspire resilience through shared stories, and actively collaborate with others for mutual success.

Become A Member

Starting in January 2024, we have introduced a two-tiered membership structure for The Koa Club:

  • Community Membership (Free): Our Community Members are passionate about elevating their quality of life through gaining practical life skills. We provide our Community Members with the opportunities to acquire practical knowledge for navigating life effectively.
  • Premium Membership (Fee Subscription): For professionals seeking to advance their careers and to excel in their workplace. Carefully designed workshops, events, mentorship, resources and support are provided to our Premium Members to help them with workplace and leadership skills development as well as overall professional growth. Premium Members also have access to all the workshops, events and resources offered to our Community Members of The Koa Club.

If you have registered to attend any Follow My Lead Programs, you will automatically be registered as a Community Member.

Learn about the benefits of being a Community Member or a Premium Member: Membership – The Koa Club

Though The Koa Club is dedicated to empowering women, we warmly welcome individuals of all genders to join as members. We believe that everyone can contribute to and benefit from our mission of fostering gender equality and empowerment.


Live Boldly. Inspire. Lead.


March 1 @ 7:00 am PST
April 30 @ 5:00 pm PST
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Online Only
Via Zoom link provided United States