LUCY Mentoring Program
The NSW Government made a commitment in 2004 to increase the numbers of women employed in the private and public sectors at the middle and senior management level and on boards. This responsibility was pursued by the Office for Women, NSW Premier's Department in partnership with individuals and organisations in the private and public sectors.
The Faculty of Business and Law has participated in the Lucy Mentoring Program from 2007. The University of Sydney and the University of Western Sydney have participated in the Program since its inception. In 2008 the University of New England and the University of Wollongong joined the program and the University of New South Wales as well as the University of Technology, Sydney became partners in 'Lucy' in 2010.
What is the Lucy Program?
The Lucy Program is an innovative leadership program aimed at women in university studying business and economics. The Program aims to inspire, motivate and educate women about the opportunities available for employment and leadership in the corporate and public sectors. This will be achieved by establishing relationships between individual students and mentors, who are all professionals in the corporate or public sectors. An understanding of work environments and networks is very influential in both gaining employment and progressing through the ranks in any organisation. 'Lucy' provides an opportunity for students in the final years of their program to explore career options with the support and guidance of an experienced mentor who is keen to see participants succeed.
What is the aim of the Lucy Program?
The overall aim of the Program is to increase the likelihood that women studying business, finance, accounting, economics and law will gain employment in the corporate or public sectors on graduation.
Who can apply?
To be eligible for selection for the Program you need to be an undergraduate female studying in the Faculty of Business and Law at second or subsequent year of study with:
- Australian citizenship or permanent residency
- Potential to contribute to the corporate sector
- Commitment to complete the Lucy Program between 7 May and 16 September 2013
- Long-term commitment to contribute to the Program by assisting future Lucy mentees, including sharing your experience of the Program
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Effective communication skills
- A credit average