Lucy mentoring program

Lucy mentoring program

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.

Information for students

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.

Aims and objectives

The Lucy Mentoring Program aims to:

  • Communicate to women the diversity of career/work opportunities available for women;
  • Provide an opportunity for students to engage with business and professional senior managers;
  • Provide women with a Program which will encourage students to actively plan their careers.

How to apply

Students are selected through an Expression of Interest process. You need to ensure you meet the minimum eligibility requirements.

To be eligible for selection for participation in the program, you must be:

  • Female
  • Enrolled in the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • In your second year or above of undergraduate studies
  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident or international student
  • Minimum GPA 2.5

Preference may be given to students in their penultimate or final study year.

Applications are now open for Lucy Mentoring 2018. The deadline to apply has been extended to midnight Sunday 22 April 2018.

Please upload in one document your CV and Expression of Interest. If successful, this will be forwarded to your mentor. The Expression of Interest (EOI) document should not exceed 1 A4 page.

Please address the following in your EOI:- your background, your motivation for applying for Lucy Mentoring, your mentoring goals, what you hope to achieve with your mentor, some of the mentoring areas/activities you would like to be exposed to. Please indicate your area of interest (eg. Marketing/HR) and/or your preferred area/industry. Please ensure that your EOI outlines your last anticipated session and year of study.

In addition to the above, please also upload your academic transcript. Your academic transcript will not be forwarded to your mentor.

Please submit your application (CV and EOI in one attachment plus your academic transcript in a separate attachment) to

You must demonstrate:

  • Potential to contribute to the private, public or not-for-profit sector
  • Commitment to complete the Lucy Program during the specified dates
  • Long-term commitment to the program, by assisting future Lucy participants
  • Leadership and communication skills

Student commitments

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.

Past testimonials

"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!"

Lucy Mentoring Dates

Program Launch:  Mon, 4 June, 6pm to 7.30pm
Mid Briefing session: TBA
Closing event:  Mon, 22 Oct, 6pm to 7.30pm


Susan Wallace Lucy Mentoring Program Coordinator
Faculty of Business & Economics
Phone: (02) 9850 7432

Information for mentors

Our innovative leadership program develops the women leaders of tomorrow. Its success is built on our inspiring mentors. Guide promising women students with your skills, experience and knowledge.

Program information

Lucy Mentoring

Why you should consider being a mentor

  • Instigate change in the workforce.
  • Give new meaning to your career and contribute to increase the number of women in middle and senior management.
  • Think outside the box! Challenge yourself by keeping on top of the latest trends, issues and new technologies.
  • Develop fresh ideas and new perspectives through your mentee.
  • Gain positive visibility and demonstrate that you work successfully with the next generation.
  • Network with other mentors and develop a strong professional relationship with your mentee.
  • Share your passion and excitement about your job and industry.

Who can be a mentor

Women and men from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors can become mentors. Your commitment to spending time with your mentee, sharing your personal and professional experience and developing the next generation of leaders, is our main criteria.

Role of mentor

Immerse students in your work environment and allow them to observe and discuss business issues with you Encourage them to think about the range of work options available Share your passion, knowledge, experience and skills to prepare the leaders of tomorrow Support them to meet the challenges experienced by women in the workplace.

The mentoring program

Over a period of 4 months, you will work with a student on a range of work-based activities.

Lucy mentoring program schedule

Joanna Davison, CEO

"Mentors often learn as much from their mentees as the mentees learn from them. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Megan. She inspired me with her positive attitude, intelligence and determination. I now have a higher level of confidence that the next generation of leaders will include many more successful women."

Joanna Davison, CEO

Fund Executives Association Ltd.

How to apply

Applications are now open for Lucy Mentoring 2018.
We would love to hear from interested mentors by Friday, 8 June 2018.

Apply here

Lucy Mentoring Dates

Program Launch:  Mon, 4 June, 6pm to 7.30pm
Mentor breakfast:  Thu, 30 Aug, 7.30am to 8.30am
Closing event:  Mon, 22 Oct, 6pm to 7.30pm

To register your interest in the Lucy Mentoring Program, please contact Susan Wallace on 9850 7432 or

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