The UTS LSS are establishing a formal mentoring program for women in 2017! Women-identifying UTS law students will be paired with a female mentor. Students have the opportunity to request a mentor of a particular background or identity. We hope this intersectional approach to women’s issues will assist burgeoning legal professionals to break through the glass ceiling in the legal profession and to be inspired by a diverse range of successful women.
The program is open to UTS Law students of any age and experience level. All you have to do is tell us in 500 words or less what they hope to gain from the program, and why women mentoring programs are important.
Applications open for students on April 1st 2017 so watch this space!
We are currently seeking volunteer mentors who have a law degree and are women. We welcome mentors from a diverse range of backgrounds, ages, identities, and professional experiences. We are hoping to link students up with professionals from a range of racial, social, and economic backgrounds to provide inspiration and guidance on thriving in the legal and business sectors.
There is an expectation of contact at least once a month for an hour throughout the Program, subject to the needs of the Mentee and the commitments of the Mentor. The frequency of the meetings and contact will be mutually agreed between the Mentor and Mentee once matched.
To apply please submit a one page CV to Ushna Bashir at email@example.com
Please indicate in your email whether you identify as culturally and linguistically diverse, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTI, from a low socio-economic background, or as having a disability. This will assist us in matching mentors and mentees according to the preferences and needs of the mentee.
Applications close on April 1st 2017. If you have any questions or issues please contact Ushna Bashir at firstname.lastname@example.org