We will talk about the importance of mentoring people underrepresented by seniors and people of reference in the tech industry.

  • How to become a reference and role model for others to help them grow.

  • Do we really know what mentoring means? In what ways we can do it?

  • How can we help to contribute to diversity?

Our speakers

Lorena Bernardez (Step4ward)

Monitoring Manager at eDream Odigeo.

lorena bernardez

Lizzeth Quinteros (Step4ward)

Senior Cloud Oracle Database Administrator.

lizzeth quinteros

Cristina Verdi (Code Sherpas)

Technical Coach and Founder at CodeSherpas.

cristina verdi

Henriette Hettinga (CodeWomen, MigraCode)

Project manager at CodeWomen, an open community for tech women and women-identifying in Barcelona, organised and run by tech women. Henriette has a background in management and did a WebDev bootcamp in 2020 before initiating CodeWomen.

henriette hettinga

Grace Jansen (Developer Advocate IBM)

Grace builds POC’s, demos, and sample applications, and writes guides and tutorials. Grace also has a keen passion for encouraging more women into STEM and especially Technology careers. She is also a Speaker here with the talk “Addressing the transaction challenge in a cloud-native world”.

grace jensen

Ana-Maria Mihalceanu (Developer Advocate Red Hat)

Ana is a Java Champion, Developer Advocate at Red Hat, co-founder of Bucharest Software Craftsmanship Community, and a constant adopter of challenging technical scenarios involving Java-based frameworks and multiple cloud providers. She actively supports technical communities' growth through knowledge sharing and enjoys curating content for conferences as a program committee member.

ana maria mihalceanu

Carmen Delgado (Co-Founder Step4ward)

Our host 🎙️ Co-Founder and project manager at Step4ward. Experienced in career evolution from finance to project management in the tech world.

carmen delgado

Thanks to our collaborators


Is an empowering and supportive community for women, by women. Our goals are offering women learning, encouragement and support. In addition, CodeWomen offers its members a safe environment to share their plans, ambitions and questions with each other. By building this community, CodeWomen stimulates both professional and personal growth. CodeWomen is a unique place for women career changers, specifically for women with a migration background, to learn and network, meet new people, and get career advice from experienced women developers. Learning from other women and working with women coaches is an important part of the learning we offer.


Is a group of volunteer mentors that helps women starting within the tech world by making a career change or want to continue improving their knowledge and experience. Currently, we are under the BCN ENG Slack community, and we offer from 2-3 sessions with each mentee to get to know their needs and work with a plan, we know that only with those sessions there won’t be a huge improvement, but talking with other people that already have a path in tech and even that have lived the same situation gives them the courage to continue and help them with the anxiety of the process. We do our session fully remote and are specialized in the Spanish tech market.

Code Sherpas

We make it easy for startups, scaleups and innovative companies to scale their teams by connecting them with top tech talent. We foster diversity, inclusion and equity in tech by breaking down entry barriers to tech and by guiding dreamers and doers to the top. We support, mentor, train and coach apprentices from all over the world: from Nigeria to India, Cabo Verde, Europe and Latin America