YC Jobs Series: Women Eng in Startups

by Kat Mañalac8/26/2021

This fall, YC and Elpha (S19) will bring together a cohort of women engineers who are interested in finding roles at fast growing startups.

YC will host a month-long series where participants will meet once a week for two-hour sessions. During sessions, you will hear from women who joined startups as early engineers, meet YC alumni and alumni company engineering managers, and build a community of peers. The program will culminate in at least two interviews for each participant.

Topics discussed will include:

  • Why join a startup? What are the pros and cons?
  • How do you determine where you should work and what should you look for in a startup and founding team?
  • How to prepare for the interview process and interview practice

Each session, we will also host small breakout sessions with founders, engineers and managers across a range of YC startups — from early stage to growth — including:

If you are currently an engineer working at a tech company and you’re looking for your next role and might want to transition to a startup, this series is for you.

To apply for the program, visit YC’s Work at a Startup and create a profile by September 13th. (Note that profiles are visible to YC founders and hiring managers at YC startups. If you’re not ready to share your profile or look for a job, please specify so on the application.)


At YC, we use an inclusive definition of “women” and welcome trans women as well as genderqueer and non-binary people who identify as women or femme in any way.


  • Kat Mañalac

    Kat is the Managing Outreach Officer at YC. She was Chief of Staff to Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of reddit, before joining YC as its Director of Outreach. Prior to that, Kat was at WIRED Magazine.