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Why Mentoring matters?
Mentoring enables each of us to learn, to grow and to transform in many ways. It is a confidential developmental relationship that can be one of the most powerful learning experiences a person encounters in his or her career.

What is Mentoring?
The objective is to enable the person being mentored maximize the development of their personal and professional skills through the support of their mentor. Mentoring is a long-term supervision, offers network, open doors and does consulting, mostly between a senior and a junior.

When Coaching: A coaching is a temporary support of a single person on a specific issue. Coaching is based upon helping the learner to help themselves – it does not rely on a one-way flow of telling and instructing. The following Chinese proverb sums up the true meaning of what effective coaching is really all about  "Give a man a fish and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll feed himself for life”


Definition of Mentoring

“Mentoring is confidential off reporting line support that helps individuals (mentees) make positive changes in their skills, knowledge, behaviours and move successfully through transitions.”

our mentors

Our Mentors (open to all genders)

... focus on their mentee's needs and objectives.
... help with contacts, knowledge and experience.
... make their mentee's goals their own.
... take a step back and reflect on the mentee's situation in detail.
... provide encouragement.
... question critically, while giving their mentee the chance to find the solution themselves.

... let their mentee gain their own experiences.

What does Women in Cyber Switzerland expect from their mentors?
  • Help the mentee clarify the situation, explore options and find solutions

  • Don’t “give” them the solution help them find their own solution

  • Help to develop goals and plan actions

  • Help to find opportunities to practice skills 

  • Provide Feedback

our mentees

Our mentees (open to all genders)

What does Women in Cyber Switzerland expect from their mentees?
How to get in contact with your mentor

Women in Cyber mentors are carefully selected by the Women in Cyber Core Team. You can find the list below and get in touch with your future mentor via LinkedIn (the profiles are linked). 

Tips for contacting a mentor:

  • Reference to Women in Cyber mentoring program

  • Introduce yourself briefly (name, current title and employer or study location).

  • Why you would like them to be your mentor.

  • Leave your contact details.

  • Define your goals and expectations (what you want to get out of the mentorship)

  • Maintain a personal log of experience

  • Careful preparation for each meeting

meet our mentors

Meet our mentors!

Women in Cyber mentors are happy to share their experiences. They are a source of inspiration and encouragement for their future mentees. Meet them now!


Dominique Trachsel

National Cyber Security Center


Martin Scheu


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Sandra Lüthi

National Cyber Security Center NCSC


Verena Zimmermann

ETH Zurich

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Simone Zwyssig


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Patricia Egger

Proton AG


Monica Ratte

National Cyber Security Center NCSC

Ariane Trammell

Ariane Trammell

ZHAW School of Engineering

Become a mentor

If you would like to become a mentor for the Women in Cyber Association, please reach out to us. We are happy to get in touch with you.



Please note: Mentors commit to accompanying a mentee for a minimum of 6 months.

Become a mentor
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