Sunday, April 4, 2010

Business Council of Australia: Mentor Groups

From The Australian:
THE lack of women in senior positions in the top 200 listed companies has prompted the Business Council of Australia to launch a mentoring scheme to help rising female stars move into chief executive jobs.

The one-year pilot scheme is designed to develop a bigger pipeline of women executives as "we're simply not seeing enough women reach senior executive roles'', BCA president Graham Bradley said yesterday.

Under the pilot scheme, promising senior woman executives who have the potential to become a CEO or chief financial officer will be mentored by a chief executive from another company.

Eleven prominent male CEOs, including Commonwealth Bank chief Ralph Norris and Woolworths' Michael Luscombe, have signed up to be mentors.

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