The University of Newcastle, Australia

The 2016 Lucy Mentoring Program has launched

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

The 2016 Lucy Mentoring Program has officially commenced!

The launch networking event, hosted by the Lucy Mentoring Program Director Dr Tamara Young, served to introduce the Faculty of Business and Law student mentees to their mentors working within the law, commerce and business professions. The evening was a great success as the student mentees shared their aspirations, goals and interests; and mentors provided insight to opportunities and ways to achieve career objectives.

The Faculty of Business and Law has facilitated the Lucy Mentoring Program since 2007. The program aims to address the inequities women face in the workplace, such as the under-representation of women on boards and the gender pay gap. The program aims to address the inequities through the mentor's provision of career related experiences, coaching, and support, thus positively impacting the student mentees' career planning and development by providing career clarity and improving self-confidence.

The merits of the leadership program are well recognised among women studying in the Faculty of Business and Law, with nearly 100 student applications for the 2016 program. Over 50 students have been placed in the program. The majority of the students who were not placed will graduate in 2017 or beyond, and have been encouraged to reapply for the program next year.

Thank you to all Faculty of Business and Law academic and professional staff who helped recruit valued mentors by sharing the program’s details with their professional networks.

Contact
  • Sarah Tooth
  • Phone: 0249138116

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