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Mentoring Women

The Mentoring Women program provides an opportunity for young women interested in economics to connect with female economists at DTF. 

The program is open to high school students in Years 11 and 12, and university students who have not yet started their final year of undergraduate study.

Students are paired with a mentor that they meet with over a number of one-on-one and group sessions throughout the year. Mentoring sessions are tailored to suit the needs and goals of individual students.  This allows student mentees to gain highly relevant career and educational guidance, and a valuable insight into the diversity of pathways to economics and the possible careers available to them.

The Mentoring Women program takes a flexible approach to the mentoring relationship, which means mentoring sessions can either be in-person or via video/phone so that young women can participate regardless of where they live or study.

Student mentees do not need to be studying economics to participate in the program but should have a genuine interest in exploring what a career in economics might look like for them.

Applications for the 2020 Mentoring Women program will open on Monday 13 April and close Sunday 17 May 2020

For more information about the program, please contact mentoringwomen@dtf.vic.gov.au

“The Mentoring Women Program was a great opportunity to meet and learn from someone who has forged a career in economics and in government. Hearing about how my mentor built her network and career gave me confidence, and a strong sense of my next steps forward.”

  • Esther Suckling, 2019 Mentoring Women student mentee

“The Mentoring Women program has greatly influenced my future career decisions, encouraging me to be exactly where I want to be, regardless of my race or gender. The best part about being in the Mentoring Women program was being able to identify with a role model.”

  • Angela Wu, 2018 Mentoring Women student mentee
Reviewed 13/03/2020
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