What is the SMF Mentorship Programme?
The Mentorship Programme was first launched in 2018 as part of our Women in Business Initiative within Trinity Student Managed Fund. Following a successful first year the Trinity SMF Mentorship Programme is delighted to expand it to all members, both male and female. The programme involves four meet-ups during the year which we organise that provide both mentor and mentees with the opportunity to meet and network with each other. Our motivation behind the programme is to help raise awareness on topics surrounding gender equality in the workplace, diversity and inclusion and leadership. We aim to provide a programme which addresses these topics, while also connecting students with industry experts and leaders who can offer guidance and advice for their future careers.
Meet the Head of Mentorship
Emma is a Final Year BESS student and joined the fund this year as Head of the Mentorship Programme for 2019/20. Her previous involvement in the fund saw her as junior analyst for consumer staples and a member of the Women in Business Committee. Along with organising the mentorship programme, she is a senior analyst for consumer discretionary. Emma has interned in Goldman Sachs as part of their Investment Research division.
Benefits of the Programme
Throughout the year there will be four organised mentorship meet-ups with both mentors and mentees. Each event will explore a different theme which we feel encapsulates our goals and objectives for the programme. The events will discuss topics such as, networking, diversity and inclusion, and leadership, with industry experts and leaders. With Each meet-up we hope to create discussion and conversation around these topics. Not only will we offer a great atmosphere for students and mentors to connect and network with each other, but we hope to inspire and motivate everyone involved in the programme. Inspiring and empowering both mentors and mentees is at the core of the programme, and we believe the skills and knowledge mentees can learn from mentors will shape their future successes and careers. The dates and title of the meet-ups are as follows;
Our first Mentorship Event of this academic year was held on the 1st of October in the Davy Offices on Dawson street. This was the first opportunity for both the mentors and mentees to come together. As each of our meet-ups has a theme, I felt the theme of Networking was extremely fitting for the first event. Our guest of the evening was Kingsley Aikins from the Networking Institute, who spoke about the importance of networking and acquiring the skills needed to go forward in the workplace. Following Kingsley’s presentation, all the students had the chance to put what we had learned into practice and network with each other thanks to Davy who offered drinks and canapes for the evening. It was a fantastic event and set the Mentorship Programme off to a promising start.– Emma Burns, Head of Mentorship 2019/20
On Monday, November 11th, the SMF held a panel event discussing Diversity and Inclusion, and the role corporates play in paving the path for a more gender balanced and inclusive future.
We had the pleasure of hosting Annette O’Brien, Frances Mowlds and Stuart Fitzgerald on the panel, with Carol Leonard (Molloy) moderating.
Trinity SMF would like to thank Davy and Marah Curtin for helping to host and organise the event.
Information coming soon.
Information coming soon.