What is Alcye?

Alcye (/al·see/) is a networking and mentoring platform for women. It is an online community #ConnectingHer - where women connect to share resources, knowledge, and skills, regardless of where they live or what field they work in. What makes Alcye unique is that it is mentoring based on reciprocity; you help others with your skills, as well as get advice on your needs - you are the mentor and the mentee.

Maybe you have the ability to coach someone on content development, but want to learn more about programming; Alcye matches you with people you can help, and who can help you, so no single person is in a constant state of giving. Alcye is a safe space where you can connect with your peers. It facilitates collaborative learning and mentoring for advancement and success in all areas of life.

How Alcye helped Nikki

Nikki is a young woman, in her first semester at Mesa Community College in Arizona. She wants to finish her basic classes and attend a university, but is unsure. Nikki has no role models, as no one in her family has gone to college. She's seen violence in her household and wants to make a better life for herself, but often gets discouraged and thinks about dropping out.

So, Nikki signed up on Alcye hoping to find someone who can help her. Nikki found Heather, also a first-generation college-graduate. Heather is mentoring Nikki on what she needs to do to get into college. She's also telling Nikki her own story and what it means to be independent and earn her own livelihood. Heather will be Nikki’s anchor as she goes through the first year of community college. Perhaps, they'll be friends for life.

As it so happens, Nikki is a runner and is finding pride in mentoring another Alcye sister, Janice, a 55yr old who wants to take up running and improve her health. Through Alcye, Nikki has found a way to both support and be supported.

How it Works

Join

Alcye’s platform is really easy to use. Click ‘Join’ on the menu and set up your profile. You write down the topics you can mentor in, and the topics you are seeking mentoring for.

 

You can free-write the topics in. It can be broad such as Business, Health or specific like Java Programming, Marketing. Perhaps you are a fitness coach but want to start a career as a photographer. The system matches you up you with mentors (seers) who have the skill-sets you seek. So much awesomeness, and it’s free to join!

Peers

Alcye is a heart-centered community where women come together to talk freely about topics. It is a safe-space. We all act with dignity as we are all here to collaborate and learn.

 

Discussion forums are set up so that you can collaborate and chat with your peers on open topics. We are stronger together than when we are striving alone, and have so much wisdom to share with each other. Not to mention, learning is more fun together.


Sign up today – your tribe is waiting!

Seers

The Alcye platform automatically matches you with a ‘Seer’ based on the topics you are seeking mentoring for. You simply send a message on the platform to connect.


All mentoring-conversations are confidential and are only visible to you and your mentor. You may also receive an invitation to be the mentor, and help an Alcye sister with your skills. Now it’s your turn to be the ‘Seer’. This way, you support others, and receive support – you’re the mentor and the mentee. It’s a beautiful synergy!

 

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