Women in Conservation Mentoring Project
An ‘Our Catchments, Our Communities Leadership Development Grant’ received from DELWP supported Landcare Facilitator Jacqui Salter to establish a six-month mentoring program for women on the peninsula working or studying in the conservation field wanting to further develop their career.
The ‘Women in Conservation Mentoring Program’ ran from October 2019 until May 2020 and provided women with an opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the conservation industry and how to get ahead.
Each of the 25 participants were matched with a mentor with 5+ years’ experience in the industry with similar strengths. Mentors acted as a source of motivation, empowerment, support and information.
The mentoring experience proved to be a mutually beneficial relationship for both mentor and mentee, with the program assisting women to recognise and develop their strengths, articulate their goals and develop a plan of how they will achieve them, develop their social networks and better understand the conservation industry.