NAB/MAFC Women's Mentoring Program

Proud Partner of NABNational Australia Bank and Macquarie Applied Finance Centre are thrilled to announce the 2017 NAB/MAFC Women's Mentoring Program. 21 selected female students have been mentored by a senior female leader from NAB since the launch of this valuable program.

We pair our part-time and full-time female students who have completed a minimum number of credit points of study with senior leaders at NAB. This outstanding opportunity enhances your early-career professional development and provides access to a network of NAB executives.  Mentors will work with you one-on-one over six months, within a formal mentoring structure.

Unfortunately, this Program is not open to male students.  However, MAFC offers access to all students to Finsia's unique, professional mentoring program, at a significant discount. Details are available from Finsia.

2017 Mentor and Mentees



Lynn Donohue

Senior Consultant, Office of the Chief Compliance Officer, NAB
Master of Applied Finance, 1994 

Naomi Acton

Portfolio Analyst, Private Markets Team, Sunsuper
Master of Applied Finance, Current Student 

Joanne Hahlos

Director, Head of Telcos, Media and Internet, NAB

Yasmin Parekh

Associate Director, Infrastructure Structured Finance Unit, NSW Treasury
Master of Applied Finance, Current Student 

Biljana Nikolova

Director, Consumer Services, NAB

Belinda Meybaum

Investment Analyst. NAB
Master of Applied Finance, Current Student 

Tanya Waller

Associate Director, Client Solutions & Advisory, NAB

Jenny Dong

Research Manager, Group Research, Lendlease
Master of Applied Finance, Current Student 

Natasha Halasz

Manager, Markets Product Development & Enablement, NAB

Natasha will conduct a session which will be attended by all Mentors and Mentees



Rebecca Ierardo

Credit Director – Health, Government & Education, Institutional Banking, NAB

Vivian Sun

Institutional Business Manager, Neuberger Berman Australia Pty Ltd
Master of Applied Finance, Current Student 

Thely N Nguyen

Associate Director, Client Solutions and Advisory, NAB

Jessica Oliveri

Investment Analyst, Cbus Super Fund
Master of Applied Finance, Current Student

“Right now, banks are extremely supportive of smart, ambitious women so there is more opportunity than ever before. It’s an exciting time for women in banking and finance.” 
Lynn Donohue, Senior Consultant, Office of the Chief Compliance officer, NAB
2016 Mentor

“Thank you so much for selecting me for the mentorship program – my mentor is absolutely amazing and I know I will learn a lot from her - I already have. I think we are a great match!”
Elena Virtue, Director of Alliance Management, Nexvet Biopharma
2016 Mentee

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