Women in Quantum | Free Mentoring Program launch

Women in Quantum by OneQuantum launches its free mentoring program - register now

Keysight Partners to Launch New Women in Quantum Mentoring Program

We are excited to launch the next big project for Women in Quantum - our free, professionally run mentoring program.

Under the leadership of Elizabeth Ruetsch, General Manager Quantum Engineering Solutions (QES) at Keysight Technologies, we spent the last 6 weeks designing, planing and implementing a professional mentoring program to cover the needs of our members and the wider community of women in quantum. To that end, we are grateful to Keysight Technologies for sponsoring the use of a professional mentoring software platform - MentorcliQ.

We will have a wide and deep roster of mentors with backgrounds in quantum, business, career skills and others, who will work with mentees to:

  • Identify their area of mentoring needs

  • Agree on goals and timelines

  • Work one-on-one for a period of 3 to 6 months on the desired skills

  • Provide a professional report out and key success metrics

The mentoring program will cover various areas of competencies, from which mentees get to pick and will be matched with the ideal mentor:

  1. Technical skills (quantum physics, software, hardware, etc)

  2. Soft skills (career skills, leadership skills, communications, etc)

  3. Business skills (the quantum ecosystem, sales & marketing, startups & scaling)

Mentees commit to adhere to the program by pro-actively driving participation and completing all sessions as well as potential tasks assigned.

Our mentors commit to showing up for you - not just during the sessions but with their skills, experience, expertise, networks, feedback and encouragement.

Enrollment for this program is 3 times a year with our initial enrollment period running throughout April - if you would like to participate please enroll here before the program starts.


If you attended our Women in Quantum IV Summit please take 2 min to answer our short survey, which will help us make the next one even better CLICK HERE TO RESPOND

  1. IBM Quantum is excited to announce the world’s first ever developer certification for programming a quantum computer.

  2. Harrisburg University starts to offer paid quantum program | Exploring Quantum Computer Algorithms || 4/13 – 4/29/2021

  3. PhD opportunity for a physicist with an interest in technology, an engineer with an entrepreneurial flare, or a theorist with an interest in applied problems

  4. Qubit x Qubit presents "Introduction to Quantum Computing" workshop geared towards high school students and above

  5. Introduction to Quantum Computing by Heather Gray | CERN - Academic Training Lecture Regular Programme ; 2020-2021

  6. AFRICA TECH WEEK | 5 – 6 May 2021 | Virtual Event | The new Frontier | Investing in Africa’s Tech

  7. The Sixth International Conference for Young Quantum Information Scientists (YQIS 6 or YQIS 2021) will be held online from April 12 to 16, 2021

  8. ICQTS 2021: 15. International Conference on Quantum Technology and Simulators | April 22-23, 2021 in Boston, United States

  9. ICQMNE 2021: 15. International Conference on Quantum Mechanics and Nuclear Energy | November 04-05, 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa

  10. Quantum.Tech | Commercial applications of quantum computing, communications and sensing | April 12 - 14, 2021 | Free Virtual Event l EST Timezone

  11. Call for Contributions | IEEE Quantum Week 2021

  12. Register to attend | The current state of play of quantum computing and how the UK is supporting the development of this new era in computing | Thu, 13 May 2021, 20:00 – 21:30 SAST

  13. Copenhagen Fintech – Quantum Applications for the Future | April 6, 2021 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM SAST


More love from a WIQ lead sponsor, this time Zurich Instruments, who just released their new SHFSG Signal Generator, an instrument designed to control superconducting and spin qubits.

“It addresses the improvements that truly matter for research teams in quantum computing, yet it is also an instrument versatile enough to cover the variety of approaches pursued in different quantum technology endeavors”; says Dr. Mark Kasperczyk.

Register for their free product launch demo on April 29th now.


See you at www.onequantum.org in our member community, in the mentoring program or at our next event - also, please keep submitting your resumes to brooke@onequantum.org if you’re looking for a job as we continue to work with our employer partners on providing them a highly qualified and diverse talent pipeline.

Have a great week and be in touch,

Denise