Peter Mac Chief Executive Dale Fisher is supporting the next generation of Australian women in senior and leadership positions. On Friday 1 December, Dale Fisher will be an official Mentor at the Mentor Walks Australia event in Melbourne.

Modelled on the successful Mentor Walk Asia, the initiative brings together prominent women from business and the public sector along with Mentees who are developing their careers.

The group discusses successes, challenges and aspirations while walking through a city park.

“The Mentor Walk is about fostering the next generation of women into leadership positions, recognising we need to improve the gender balance at senior levels of Australian business and public institutions,” Dale says.

“I look forward to sharing my career and leadership experiences with a group of dedicated and professional women from across Victoria.”

Dale was appointed Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre’s Chief Executive in 2013, and previously was Chief Executive at the Royal Women’s Hospital.  

There are Mentor Walks Australia events occurring in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane over six months to May 2018.

Bobbi Mahlab, from Mentor Walks Australia, says the initiative “gives emerging female leaders access to senior women who can help them with their career questions and issues”.

“It is not easy to find mentors and Mentor Walks gives women a taste of what good mentoring can be like," Bobbi says.

Mentees are young professionals or executives hitting their stride, middle managers experiencing career transitions and entrepreneurs looking for guidance as they launch new ventures.

While Mentees must have already launched their professional careers in order to take part, there is no age limit on who can participate.

For more information and to apply to become a Mentee, go to: http://mentorwalks.com.au/