ACT NAWIC MENTORING PROGRAM
Our Mentoring Program is intended to assist members with their career development. According to a recent Australian Institute of Management study, just over 50 per cent of university graduates in Australia are women, yet the executive ranks of the nation’s major companies contain less than 15 per cent of women. A number of initiatives are required to address this imbalance, one of which is effective mentoring. Mentoring allows the passing on not only of professional wisdom but also vital cultural knowledge.
If you are considering taking part in this Mentoring Program, please review the following documents. These guides will help you decide on the participation and/or will assist you in being an effective Mentor or Mentee. The program is open to both males and females.
WHAT IS MENTORINGMentoring is a process where a more experienced person offers help, guidance, advice and support to facilitate the learning or development of another person. NAWIC requires that Mentors have at least 5 years industry experience.
APPLYINGMatching is done on an individual basis but the timing depends on the number of Mentors and Mentees available. However, you will be kept informed of the progress of your application.
Once matched, there are various mentoring tools available on this site to assist you with your mentoring relationship and we suggest you read through them before embarking on a relationship. They include:
Should you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the spirit of continuous improvement, you will be approached during your time in the program by NAWIC to give some feedback on its effectiveness. Please also email us on this address with any suggestions.
Should you decide to become a Mentee or Mentor, please complete the relevant application form below:
The Mentors undertake the mentoring program provided by NAWIC on a purely voluntary basis. Mentors do not charge for the advice and guidance they provide accordingly the service provided is no substitute for obtaining independent professional financial, technical or legal advice.
Consequently, neither NAWIC nor Mentors will be liable for any loss (whether direct or indirect, financial or otherwise) resulting from your reliance on any advice given by the mentoring.
You must not solicit funding or other direct business opportunities from Mentors.
Participation in the NAWIC mentoring program is at the discretion of NAWIC.
NAWIC is committed to protecting your privacy. In doing so, NAWIC commits itself to conforming to the Privacy (Private Sector) Regulations 2001 and the National Privacy Principles issued by the Australian Privacy Commissioner.