The Lucy Mentoring Program connects women, including cis- and trans-women, studying engineering or technology at UTS to industry professionals for one-on-one mentoring.
The program empowers women to set goals and work towards achieving them with the support of a mentor, preparing students for a successful career in engineering or technology. This mentoring opportunity is open to all women studying undergraduate degrees 2nd year and above or Masters by Coursework.
An initiative of the NSW Government, Lucy Mentoring began in 2005 at UTS with 10 students and has been delivered every year by Women in Engineering and IT. The program is expected to attract 100 students in 2020.
Program impact 2019
After the program:
- 88% of mentors thought that their mentee's self-awareness had increased.
- 85% of students could identify female role models in their field compared to 27% before the program
- 83% of mentors thought that their mentee was more motivated to pursue a career in engineering or IT
“Through my mentor's insight on structural design in electricity transmission, I have gained a new perspective of civil engineering and am motivated to go on a civil design work placement.” Student, 2019
It's hard to be what you can't see. So when student Manjusha Pinni looked for a woman in STEMM to model her career on, she found much more than she expected.
Program Coordinator, Women in Engineering and IT
University of Technology Sydney
Tel: (+61 2) 9514 2602