NAB/MAFC Women's Mentoring Program 2016

Proud Partner of NABFor the fourth year running we have launched our acclaimed Women’s Mentoring Program in conjunction with National Australia Bank (NAB).

The program aims to address the imbalance of female participation in senior management in financial services. It does this by equipping aspiring female finance leaders with the tools they need to reach their full potential by pairing up-and-coming early-career female MAFC students with female senior NAB leaders.

“Research has shown that companies with a higher number of women in senior and board positions tend to have stronger financial performance and a more stable workforce. It also goes beyond just having the numbers. It’s also about creating a workplace culture where everyone feels confident, valued and able to contribute”
Assoc. Prof. Anne Cooper, Director, MAFC

After a rigorous application process we have admitted another seven mentees and are excited to announce our 2016 participants:


Mentor Mentee

Mentor, Lynn DonohueLynn Donohue

Senior Consultant, Office of the Chief Compliance Officer, Risk, NAB
MAppFin Alumna 1994

Mentee, Florence FayardFlorence Fayard

Finance Officer, Thales, France

Mentor, Joanne HahlosJoanne Hahlos

Director, Head of Telcos, Media and Internet, NAB

Mentee, Jenny HuJenny Hu

Senior Risk Analyst Retail Credit, Westpac

Mentor, Clare LewisClare Lewis

Director, Debt Markets Origination, NAB

Mentee, Angela McHaleAngela McHale

Treasury Analyst, CBA

Mentor, Dorothy PawlukowskiDorothy Pawlukowski

Senior Legal Counsel, NAB

Mentee, Nancy NiuNancy Niu

Business Analyst, Downer EDI


Mentor Mentee

Mentor, Hun AungHun Aung

Director, Financial Advisory, NAB

Mentee, Olivia TulkOlivia Tulk

Business Banking Officer, Bendigo & Adelaide Bank

Mentor, Thely N NguyenThely N Nguyen

Associate Director, Client Solutions and Advisory, NAB

Mentee, Joy LinJoy Lin

Business Analyst, NAB

Mentor, Vera Ou-YoungVera Ou-Young

Regional Head of Asian-Australian Relationships, NAB

Mentee, Elena VirtueElena Virtue

Director of Alliance Management, Nexvet Biopharma

After the launch in early May 2016 all mentees have completed their personality assessment and start working with their mentors to achieve their goals. First feedbacks are indicating outstanding results and very motivating, productive and successful partnerships.

“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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