MentorSET is calling for more women in IT to become mentors.

The UK mentoring scheme, which is aimed at helping women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics reach their full potential, is particularly looking for professionals working in IT.

Marta Zarraga, the CIO of BT Retail, recently told ComputerworldUK how mentoring has helped her career, and she now helps others through mentoring as a result.

The Women’s Engineering Society’s scheme, is hoping to find working or retired women, or those on a career break, from business, public sector or academia.

Training and guidance is provided for all new mentors, and the organisation is also running a series of interactive seminars for current mentors and women and men who are interested in joining the scheme, to find out how peer mentoring can help individuals and their organisations.

A free seminar is taking place on 20 July at the Department of Biochemistry Sanger Building, Seminar Room at the University of Cambridge. This will be followed by another event to be held in London in late August, details of which are yet to be confirmed.

For more information and to register, go here.