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If you light a lamp for someone it will also brighten your own path. This mutuality of mentorship is not lost on the women taking part in the inaugural Wagga Women in Business Mentoring Program.
— Peita Vincent

Annual Mentor Program

Participating in a mentoring program is recognised as having significant benefits for both the Mentor and Mentee.

Some of the benefits of participating in a mentoring program include:

  • Help with career progression;

  • Improve job satisfaction;

  • Increase motivation;

  • Develop leadership and problem-solving skills;

  • Build confidence and self-esteem;

  • Provide regular constructive feedback; and

  • Widen networking circles.


The 2019 Mentor Program 

Our outstanding and accomplished women for the 2018 mentor program are:

Sarah Ansell (Director of Advancements, Charles Sturt University)

Gioia Gianniotis (Architect/Director, GPG Architecture & Design)

Sarah Wardman (Co-Proprietor of NRMA Insurance in Wagga)

Tania Sibrey (Chief Cook, Bottlewasher & Food Explorer – Food I Am)

Karen Lenihan (Principal Official Visitor, NSW Government)

Nicole Killen (Regional Business Manager, NAB)

Naomi Miller (Owner Operator/Chief Marketing Officer for Borambola Wines)

Dianna Somerville (Regional Entrepreneur, Regional Pitchfest, 8point8, RGTC Group, HubbHubb, Bridge Hub)

Belinda Allit (General Manager of Communications and Capacity Building at AgriFutures Australia)

Emelia Ferguson (Owner/Operator, Kimo Estate)

See below for the 2019 mentor's profiles.


The aim of the 2019 Mentoring Program is to link members of Women in Business with successful Riverina women in order to engage in a one-to-one mentoring relationship to provide personal and career growth and development.

Only current financial members of Women in Business Wagga Wagga Inc are eligible to apply for the 2019 Mentor Program.

Thank you to our mentors for finding time in their busy lives to participate in this valuable program for our members.  The feedback from last year's program has been very positive, with both mentees and mentors experiencing a range of benefits from participating in the program.

Applications for the 2019 Mentor Program have now closed. Successful applicants will be notified week commencing 17th December 2018.

Click here for the 2019 Mentor Program Guidelines


Our 2018 Mentors:


2018 Mentor Program Launch Dinner

2017 Mentor Graduation Dinner