We are excited to be working with Audi Australia to support their #DriveProgress campaign.  The campaign promotes activities to encourage a more diverse and inclusive environment for their employees and customers.

This is the first mentoring programme Women Ahead will deliver in Australia. The cross-company, cross-sector mentoring scheme is delivered by us and powered by Audi Australia.  Its aim is to develop a broader talent pipeline of women and help close the gender pay gap.  As part of the mentoring programme, female mentees will be matched with more senior male and female mentors from another organisation.

Cross-company mentoring is a powerful, proven and practical way to create positive change.
— Liz Dimmock, Founder and CEO, Women Ahead

Mentoring sets the enabling conditions for participants to carve out the time and space they need to challenge their thinking and become the person they want to become.

The cross-company, cross-sector aspect is critical to the programme’s success as it brings together different people with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. It creates a safe space for the mentor and mentee relationship to thrive.

Audi Australia is partnering with Women Ahead for this mentoring programme because it believes in the power of diversity and that mentoring is one of the most effective means of breaking down gender barriers.

Audi sees great value in our partnership with Women Ahead, to generate positive change in an industry which has traditionally been male-dominated,
— Zena Boakes, Chief Human Resources Officer at Audi Australia.

There’s still time for organisations based in Sydney, Australia to join this inaugural scheme. The deadline to sign up is 22nd February. The programme’s special launch will take place on 14th March at the Workclub, Sydney Barangaroo in Kent Street. To express an interest or find out more contact martina@moving-ahead.org

Read more in the Audi Magazine here http://audimagazine.com.au/post/women-ahead