Mentor Walks is reaching even more women: Canberra launch

Mentor Walks is reaching even more women: Canberra launch

Seventy women attended Canberra’s inaugural Mentor Walks event, marking the beginning of a new type of mentoring in our nation’s capital.

It’s the political heartland of Australia, a city buzzing with talented, professional women looking to pass on their advice and learn from those who’ve come before them.

Mentor Walks has recently laid its tracks in Canberra, launching its inaugural walk on 6 March in partnership with The Australian National University (ANU).

Addressing the women at the launch was professor Brian Schmidt, vice-chancellor of ANU, and Frances Adamson, secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


Professor Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor of ANU.

Twenty-one mentors acted as the guiding hand for a group of 49 aspiring female leaders. As they made their way around Lake Burley Griffin, they talked on a range of topics, from asking for a pay raise and managing your workload, to managing an entrepreneurial venture and setting yourself up for professional success.

Mentor Walks welcomed 21 new Canberra-based mentors into the fold, including journalist Dr Anne Summers, former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie and many other inspiring female leaders.


Left to right: Adina Jacobs, Nadine White, Bobbi Mahlab and Dr Anne Summers.


“Mentor Walks is a fantastic Canberra-wide initiative that provides women with the opportunity to workshop ideas, gain insight and discuss challenges with some of Australia’s most successful female leaders,” says Mentor Walks co-founder Bobbi Mahlab.

“These conversations are an important part of helping women take the next step in their career and ultimately developing the next generation of female leaders,” she added.

Feeling inspired? The next Canberra event will be held on the 1st May 2019.  Click here  to book your spot. We can guarantee it’ll be like no other mentoring session you’ve experienced before.

A big thank you to ANU for supporting this event.

A picture is worth a thousand words

A collection of images from the Canberra Mentor Walks launch.

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