Lucy Mentoring Program
Would you like the chance to be mentored by a senior executive?
You are invited to apply to be a part of the Lucy Mentoring Program in the Faculty of Business and Economics.
Lucy is a mentoring program which connects female FBE students with successful mentors in the public, private and the not-for-profit sectors.
What is Lucy?
'Lucy' is an innovative leadership program for women students in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University.
It aims to encourage the development of women who, given the right opportunities and support, will become our future leaders.
This is achieved by establishing relationships between students and mentors who are working as professionals. Mentors are generally senior executives from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Mentors and students work together on small work-based activities, while also attending group sessions to meet and learn from other program participants.
Applicants must be able to commit to spending a minimum of 20 mentoring hours in the program. This may be in a block or over a negotiated period of time.
Successful applicants must be able to attend four major functions on the specified dates:
- Student briefing: provides students with an overview of the program and their roles
- Launch / Introductory Session (Monday May 23rd - evening): provides students and mentors with the opportunity to meet as a group and begin discussion about potential mentoring activities.
- Mid-placement debrief (date/time to be confirmed): provides you with an opportunity to discuss progress on the mentoring experience with other students.
- Final Session (Monday October 10th - evening): conclusion of program for mentors and mentees
- "The Lucy Program gave me opportunities to meet an incredible range of professional women and men. It has enhanced my confidence to ask questions, take risks and meet people from a whole range of organisations. The most important thing that I took away from 'Lucy' was that sincere relationships are imperative to workplace success, and knowing what you want and asking for help to achieve it can only lead to positive outcomes."
- "It was very inspiring to watch my mentors, who are very effective leaders, as they gave advice and motivated their teams. It put lots of the university subjects into perspective, now I feel inspired to achieve the position of partner, and perhaps even CEO one day!"