Women leaders mentoring future leaders for IWD

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Now in its sixth year, the Commission's speed mentoring for International Women's Day has again brought inspirational women leaders and future women leaders together for International Women's Day.
Last updated: 10 March 2023
Mentors and mentees together in group shot

Eight mentors from various backgrounds and careers donated their time again on International Women's Day to share their experiences and give guidance to 14 young women from Mt Lawley Senior High School, Mercedes College, Shenton College, Newman College and Curtin University.

Feedback showed both mentors and mentees benefiting from the interaction.

"It was very interesting to learn about different experiences of women in a variety of fields" one mentee said.

WA Commissioner for Equal Opportunity Dr John Byrne said events like this were so important because women were still struggling disproportionately in the workplace.

"Last year the Equal Opportunity Commission received 21 family responsibility complaints from women verses six from men, 26 sex discrimination complaints from women verses five from men, and 29 sexual harassment complaints verses four from men.

"Most of our complaints are about incidents which occur in the area of employment," he said.