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 program are open Friday 8 March until midnight Sunday 7 April.

For more information about the program, please contact

 “As an aspiring economist, I enjoyed being able to have a one-on-one chat with my mentor and discuss potential pathways to an economics career. Participating in the Mentoring Women program has given me insight into the life of an economist, the different roles that they play and the areas that they can specialise in.”

  • Shanza Khan, 2018 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 08/03/2019
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