Invitation for HSBC Women in Finance Mentoring Program 2019

28 May 2019

We would like to invite you to participate in the HSBC Women in Finance Mentoring Program held in conjunction with UNSW Finance and Banking Society.

What is it?
The HSBC Women in Finance Mentoring Program is an annual mentoring program that has the purpose of connecting ambitious female finance students with finance industry professionals. The program is intended to allow female finance students to develop close, organic relationships with experienced and accomplished professionals. Students can gain valuable insight into what it is like being a finance professional in our industry and gain a lifelong mentor/friend to whom they can turn to on not only professional issues and concerns, but also more personal problems in relation to working in the finance industry.

Your guidance and experience will help the next generation of female finance professionals plan and navigate a thriving career in the finance and banking industry.

Who are they looking for?
HSBC and UNSW are currently looking for mentors from a variety of finance backgrounds to accommodate the diverse career interests of potential mentees. Mentors will be assigned one female student currently studying or interested in the field.

What does being a mentor involve?
As a mentor, you will be invited to attend the launch night held in June, where you will be first introduced to your student mentee. Both mentor and mentee will then arrange future meeting times, frequency of contact, and method of correspondence. This process is flexible and at the discretion of the mentor and mentee. We understand the busy schedules and commitments of finance professionals, however, being a mentor will not be overly demanding. There will be other events and also a closing finale event at the conclusion of the 2019 program in November (may be subject to change) and it is hoped that all mentor and mentee relationships will continue to foster and grow long afterwards.

Why should I get involved?
This program is an initiative to foster young female finance professionals and help ease the transition from university to the workplace. It is also an excellent opportunity to share professional experiences and lessons learned in the various stages of your career. This program is particularly suitable for female professionals who are interested in forming a close and genuine interpersonal connection with aspiring female finance professionals.

If you wish to participate in the program or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Jacqueline Liu, Co-President of UNSW and Christina Kim, General Secretary for the Finance and Banking Society via email at mentoring@unswfinsoc.org.au

Thank you for taking the time to consider participating in the UNSW Finance and Banking Society, HSBC Women in Finance Mentoring Program and making a valuable contribution to the next generation of successful female finance professionals.

Author Bio

Chelsea Wick is Media and Communications Coordinator at WiBF and is passionate about family, friends, enjoying the little things in life, and being positive.