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Lucy Mentoring Launch

2013 marks the third year of the Lucy Mentoring initiative in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University. This year's program kicked off on Tuesday 4 June, 2013, with a guest speech from Pfizer mentor Gennie Small.

2013's program had interest from almost 100 undergraduate students!

Since the start of Lucy Mentoring in 2011, interest from both students and industry has increased. In 2011, the inaugural year, we were able to offer 10 placements to female students. In 2012, we were able to increase this number to 20 placements. This year we have been able to offer close to 30 placements with industry mentors. Due to strong interest we are always keen the hear from interested mentors.

Applications have now closed

2013 Launch Evening

The 2013 Lucy Mentoring Launch was held at MGSM on Tuesday 4 June, with Associate Professor Leigh Wood (Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, FBE) starting proceedings for the night.

Attendees heard from Gennie Small, the Finance Director for Australia, New Zealand and Korea of Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd, who is a mentor for 2013. Gennie spoke about what being a Lucy Mentor means for her, the mutually rewarding benefits of being in a mentoring relationship and why other organisations should get involved.

Adelina Chow spoke about her experiences as a 'mentee' in the 2012 Lucy Mentoring program. Being mentored by Frik Dreyer, the Head of Loan Structuring and Execution at Global Loans at ANZ, provided her with the opportunity to visit areas of the banking industry she was interested in, discuss her career aspirations and possible career paths, and build her networking contacts. Since completing the Lucy Mentoring program in 2012, Adelina has now gained employment with NAB.

What is Lucy Mentoring?

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The Lucy Mentoring is an innovative leadership program for female 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.

Find out more about the Lucy Mentoring program.


Mentors for the 2013 Lucy Mentoring program include:

PriceWaterhouseCoopers  ANZ  CPA Australia 
M2 Telecom  NSW Police Force   SAP
Aussiepay  Amgen  Nielsen 
City of Ryde  Pfizer  KPMG 
MLC Advice  Deloitte  Aon

It is encouraging to see 11 mentors from 2012 have decided to participate again as mentors for the 2013 Lucy Mentoring program. This continuing support is a testament to the important role mentoring opportunities can have for both the students and the mentors.

We thank all our mentors for their contributions to our female undergraduate students in 2013, enabling them to develop the potential to be our future leaders.

If you are interested in being a Lucy Mentor for 2013 or future years, please read the Information for Lucy Mentors PDF and complete the Expression of Interest Form online. Completing the form does not commit you to participating, but allows us to contact you to discuss questions you have, and keep you informed of upcoming opportunities.


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