One hour a week can change a life. Share your skills with people from around the world who are on their journey to rejoin the tech market.
PAZ mentors change lives and become inclusion catalysts. Join an international network of professionals from +80 countries bridging the tech & diversity talent gap.
Without our mentors it would not be possible to be as effective as we are. Meet this unbelievably kind group of experts that are changing the lives of forcibly displaced professionals.
They participate 1 hour a week for 2 months, accompanying the candidate throughout the process.
"I have got some fantastic people around me, I'm very lucky, both in my professional and private life. Omar has showed me so many skills that I could learn from”
- Hassan, PAZ Mentor
“When I arrived in Spain, the toughest moment was to find out I would not be able to work for the following 6 months. My partner and I came with our computers and our best intention to add value to European companies, but it was a really challenging to crash that wall. We started looking for jobs, but we never got through the first round of interviews because we didn’t have a job permit.
In Spain there are many organizations that aim to help, but they don’t have the tools to help specifically in tech opportunities. One of the first things that I heard was that it was going to be impossible to find a job as a UX designer. All the courses we got offered were targeting jobs such as shopgirl, cleaner, butcher...
Our case worker in Red Cross introduced us to PAZ, and she said: “I think this is going to work for you”. Before then, we were totally lost. We didn’t even know how our profession was called in Spain. Once we started the PAZ program, everything started to make sense and working with the mentors allowed us to find opportunities. I felt this program was really targeted to what I wanted and I needed. My mentor, Cristian, provided clarity about where to go and gave me the keys about where and how to start to find a job in Spain as UX/UI.
On top of that, my mentor introduced me to people that have worked in different types of companies, showing me tips and tricks about how they work and how to connect with them.
This was key to understand clearly what is what the companies need, and how to demonstrate my differential value in order to succeed in the selection processes.
We look for professionals working in Europe that want to spend 1 hour per week with one of our candidates
We will send you potential candidates that match with your interests and availability
Once you accept mentoring one of our candidates at PAZ, you should commit to a weekly 1-hour call. We will provide a script that will help you guide the conversation.
Lots of our mentors keep in touch with the candidates after finishing the process. It's up to you!
Our unique learning methodology and our mentors network generate a tangible positive impact in our candidates
We focus on finding and developing the most in-demand technology skills.
Specialized in international crisis response, Leti is passionate about supporting and re-engaging forcibly displaced professionals.
Ed-tech expert, disruptive education engineer, Álvaro is passionate about the design of new education programs that use tech to help people reach their highest potential.
Human rights and labour law expert, Rocío is passionate about defending refugees rights and their integration in society during and after the asylum seeker process.
Specialist in tech-talent acquisition, Ambica is passionate about empowering people’s talent and increasing diversity in the tech industry.
Social Worker and Mediator, passionate about helping excluded groups, finding new routes and opportunities for a promising future.
Humanitarian aid specialist, Nadia is committed to the empowerment of forcibly displaced migrants, offering opportunities that allow them to regain their independence.
Psychologist and coach specialised in teenagers and adults. Laura is passionate about helping people develop and reach their true potential.
With a Masters degree in Human Rights law, Max is focused on helping refugees find better life opportunities and a prosperous future.