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The Clean Energy Council's Women in Renewables Mentoring Program will help women working in the renewable energy industry to form connections and build lasting relationships across the sector.

The program will match women in varying stages of their careers with senior men and women from across the renewable energy industry to provide them with the guidance and support they need to progress their career in clean energy.

General information

As this is a pilot of a broader mentoring program, we will only initially be accepting 20 mentees and 20 mentors.

Those participating in the program will be required to make the following minimum commitment:

  • attend the introduction webinar
  • organise and attend one meeting to set goals and outline shared expectations from the mentoring program
  • organise and attend three 60-minute mentor sessions over a three-month period
  • provide feedback on the program
  • attend the end of program event.

Matching of mentors with mentees will be done by the Clean Energy Council based on the skills, experiences and preferences outlined in the application. No changes will be made once matches have been finalised due to the short duration of the pilot program.

Applications for the program will be open from Thursday 12 November until Friday 11 December, or until all 20 mentor/mentee places have been filled.

The formal pilot mentoring program is scheduled to run from 3 February 2021 until 16 June 2021.

Once the pilot is complete, we plan to roll out a more comprehensive mentoring program. There will be no charge to participate in the pilot program, but an administration fee will be charged when the full program is rolled out.

Information for mentees

Applications for mentees are only open to women working for Clean Energy Council member companies.

Mentees will be required to take full responsibility for their role in the program by ensuring that goals are set, agreeing upon relationship boundaries (e.g. confidentiality), setting meetings, seeking and responding to feedback and pursuing the relationship after the formal program has ended.

Apply to be a mentee

Information for mentors

Applications for mentors are open to both men and women working in the renewable energy industry.

Mentors must have an appropriate level of knowledge and experience, be skilled in developing others (e.g. through active listening, self-reflection, providing honest feedback and insight) and be willing to provide guidance and support to their mentee.

Apply to be a mentor