Empower mentoring program launches at Glasshouse

15 Jun 2017

Hastings Secondary College Partners with the University of Newcastle to deliver an innovative leadership program for women.

30 female students from Hastings Secondary College are set to embark on a personal journey that will see them connect with both University of Newcastle Students and Industry professionals from their local community, as part of the Faculty of Business and Law’s EMPOWER Mentoring Program.

This is an exciting new initiative for The University of Newcastle’s Faculty of Business and Law 2017, following the successful Federal Government Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program (HEPPP) funded grant ‘Mentoring women from regional Australia to realise their educational and career aspirations in business and law’.

Mentoring programs have been recognised to facilitate women's career development by providing insight and information into organisational cultures at senior management levels and fostering network relationships.

By combining education and mentoring, the innovative leadership program aims to empower the participants to make informed decisions regarding their futures. Over the next 4 months participants will complete a range of activities and experiences designed to create new networks and enable young woman to increase their social capital giving them skills and knowledge to manage their own career development

Kate Ramzan-Levy, Faculty Manager for the Faculty of Business and Law says, “The program aims to equip young women with the networks, skills and knowledge to help them in the process of becoming more confident and stronger in their careers and owning their ‘space’ in the world.”

Kylee Owens, Hastings Secondary College Deputy Principal, said, “By building authentic network links with the University and professionals, our students gain invaluable insight into the world of work. They’re able to take their learning in legal and business studies and apply it in a real-world context.”