Industry leaders join ChildFund mentoring auction

Industry leaders including LinkedIn MD Cliff Rosenberg are offering mentoring sessions as part of ‘ChildFund’s MentorMe’ charity auction.

With the aim of raising $100,000 the proceeds raised will assist in supporting ChildFund’s leadership and life-skills program for 400 girls in Myanmar, aiming to help combat poverty and gender inequality.

The one-hour mentoring sessions will run for one hour with the online auction taking place until March 14 on– where the winner will receive a mentoring session with one of the 11 industry leaders.

The 2017 mentors include: Bill Pulver, CEO of the Australian Rugby Union, Dee Madigan, creative director of Campaign Edge, Diana Chang, managing partner of Clifford Chance, Jenny Boddington, mentor at Merryck & Co, Nick Molnar, founder and CEO of Afterplay, Robbert Rietbroek, CEO of PepsiCo ANZ, Dr Susan Carland, author, social commentator and academic at Monash University, Shelly Roberts, MD at Compass Group Australia, Cliff Rosenberg MD SE Asia and ANZ at LinkedIn, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, mechanical engineer author and youth advocate and Sam Mostyn, Australian Council for international development.

Nigel Spence, CEO at ChildFund Australia, said: “This is a unique chance for any Australian to be mentored by some of the country’s most respected and influential leaders, all of whom have a wealth of advice and varied life experiences to share with the lucky winners.

“The expertise and leadership our mentors can bring to the MentorMe auction will impact not only the mentee but, even more importantly, have a significant impact on the lives of disadvantaged girls in our region who are living in extreme poverty and face significant challenges.”

Molnar, from Afterplay, said: “As Australians, we’re so fortunate to have the opportunity to follow our chosen paths to success, and have access to fantastic mentors for guidance and advice.

“I love the idea that through ChildFund’s MentorMe initiative, I can not only pay it forward to my peers here in Australia but also give this opportunity to girls in Myanmar to equip them with the knowledge and skills to create a better future for themselves.”


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