The Champions Program

Join us and experience sponsorship that's not just supportive but transformational in your tech journey

Expect more than mentorship

The Toast Champions Program is a unique initiative designed to empower women in the tech industry by providing them with sponsorship opportunities. Unlike traditional mentorship programs, the Toast Champions Program focuses on sponsorship, aiming to open doors and create meaningful connections for women in tech.

What sets this program apart is its approach of bringing in Director+ executives from tech organizations in North America to serve as sponsors. These sponsors, both men and women, are matched with Toast members on a one-to-one basis each quarter. The program recognizes that women are often over-mentored and under-sponsored, and that men hold the majority of leadership roles in the tech industry.

Ensure your voice is heard in techs top circles

By involving men as sponsors, the Toast Champions Program aims to address the gender imbalance in tech leadership and ensure that women receive the sponsorship they need to advance their careers. This program also aims to alleviate the burden on women by not placing additional time expectations solely on them to uplift other women. Instead, the program recognizes the importance of men's involvement in creating a more equitable and inclusive industry.

Through the Toast Champions Program, women in tech have the opportunity to benefit from the support and guidance of experienced sponsors who can help them navigate their careers and create valuable opportunities. By fostering these sponsorships, the program aims to create a more diverse and inclusive tech industry where women can thrive.

Key dates

  • April 15, 2024 - April 30, 2024: Applications Open for Members
  • May 1, 2024 - May 30, 2024: Champion Training + Matching
  • May 31, 2024: Champion Program Kickoff
  • July 17, 2024: Checkpoint 1
  • September 16, 2024: Checkpoint 2
  • November 30, 2024: Program Wrap-Up

The Champions program is available to all Annual Toast Members

Become a Toast Member to participate in the upcoming cohort

Companies our Champions are employed at