Janet T. Phan

founder. author. advocate.

Janet T. Phan

founder. author. advocate.



July 7, 2021 | Take The Lead

“If I could become a global technology consultant, published author and travel the world with the odds stacked against me (but with a helping hand from mentors) how many others could I help myself? As a result, Thriving Elements was born.”


April 20, 2021 | STEMming in Stilletos

Meet Janet Phan Part 2: Thriving Elements Mentoring Program


April 13, 2021 | STEMming in Stilletos

Meet Janet Phan: being uncomfortable with comfortable; being a value add; you only need one yes, and Mentorship


April 12, 2021 | KOMO News

Thriving Elements is a long term 1:1 STEM mentoring program. We are looking to partner with schools and organizations globally to get more students into the program.


April 12, 2021 | EMKH Innovators

“There are a number of reasons why women are underrepresented in STEM careers, and I’ve made it my personal mission to tackle them in the way that I know how…”


March 28, 2021 | Coruzant

Technology leader leveraging automation and sentiment analysis for her mentoring program.


March 11, 2021 | Techopedia

The contributions of women in tech are hugely important but largely untold. Expanding the definition of a tech career can make it more appealing to women.


March 10, 2020 | Harvard Business Review

Mentorship can be life changing. Staying in the driver’s seat and being proactive about your relationship with your mentor is key to its success.


January 25, 2021 | TEDx Zurich

We’ve all heard of stories about how mentoring has changed people’s lives but when it comes to jumpstarting the process yourself to find and maintain a mentor can be nerve-wracking… just like going on your first date.


January 21, 2021 | Fast Company

Authenticity and transparency are key to becoming the best mentor. Learn how you can step up your game as a mentor these simple yet impact tips. 


October 28, 2020 | PwC

The combination of physical fitness, nutrition and being surrounded by good and influential people give me the balance for well-being.


September 11, 2020 | Nomoko

Sharing about my journey, passion for mentoring and the support of women in STEM in Switzerland and across the globe. .


December 10, 2019 | Abode 

Upon entering the world of STEM, Janet quickly realized she was one of very few in the circles she worked in. Learn about what she decided create access and opportunities for more women like herself.


March 2015 | University of Washington

Time is the most precious gift. Without all of the time and knowledge my UW professors have given me, I wouldn’t be where I am today.