Women’s mentoring walk a first for city

Talitha WolfeAlbany Advertiser

Capitalising on the natural inclination of women leaders to share talent, experience, wisdom and power, Albany is set to host its first leadership mentoring walk this Saturday.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk will encourage Albany women mentors and mentees from all walks of life to share leadership experiences, challenges and life lessons.

Local organiser Asha Bhat will said the idea behind the mentoring walk was to encourage women to share knowledge and support emerging leaders.

“This is to bring all the emerging women leaders and established women together and as they are walking in the community and as they walk they exchange their ideas and challenges and build a professional mentoring relationship,” she said.

“Mentorship is important because these established women leaders can inspire and they can encourage ... they can walk through the challenges they would have faced and help a mentee to get through all those obstacles.

“If you invest in women they invest in family and they invest in community, so this is empowering economic leadership as well.”

Albany will join Geelong in representing Australia as the site of one of 142 mentoring walks in more than 60 countries.

“Once it is finished we believe people will maintain that mentoring relationship and encourage women leaders to go forward,” Ms Bhat said.

The walk is from 9.30am to noon on Saturday at the Albany Entertainment Centre.

Contact ea@sacorp.com.au or Charmaine on 9842 777 for more information or to take part.

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