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

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Aífe Feeley

Head of Mentorship
Aífe is a Junior Sophister Maths and Economics student. She will be assuming the role of Head of the Mentorship Programme for the 2020/2021 session. She previously served in the Financial-Banks sector as a junior analyst and later as a senior analyst. This year, along with organising the mentorship programme, she will take on the role of Sector Manager in the Financial-Banks sector. Aífe has worked in mortgage services with Permanent TSB. She is also interested in politics and international affairs and currently serves on the U.S. Embassy Youth Council.
The Mentorship programme is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet professionals in the industry and start building a network. I am very passionate about the motivations behind the programme and I think it is incredibly important that we provide a platform to talk about and promote gender equality, diversity, and leadership in the workplace. I would highly recommend participating in the mentorship programme, which offers access to great advice and information for students, as they prepare to embark on their career paths.
Aífe Feeley Head of Mentorship

Benefits of the Programme

Students can build and grow their network
One-to-one contact with industry experts and professionals
Develop both hard and soft skills to help you for future job opportunities
Acquire a broad knowledge of different career paths
Become more aware of the importance of Diversity and Inclusion across various industry sectors

2019/20 Events

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.

Meet our 2019/20 Mentors

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Sonia Vlad

Relationship Management - Brown Brothers Harriman
Linda Taylor20190916123457

Linda Taylor

Associate - The Blackstone Group
Edel Quinlan20190916123820

Edel Quinlan

Senior Relationship Manager - Northern Trust
Marah Curtin20190916124055

Marah Curtin

Associate Director - Davy
Katie Byrne20190916124222

Katie Byrne

Supervisor, Fund Services Business Analyst - Brown Brothers Harriman
Jenny Hill20190916124349

Jenny Hill

Client Services Manager - CPL
Pauline Hoosemans20190916124700

Pauline Hoosemans

Consulting Manager - Deloitte
Alan Cuddihy20190916124835

Alan Cuddihy

Audit Director - Deloitte
Ailbhe Donnellan20190916125021

Ailbhe Donnellan

Senior Manager, Tax - Deloitte
Kevin Dardis20190916125211

Kevin Dardis

Consulting Manager - Deloitte
Rosemarie Kennedy20190916125415

Rosemarie Kennedy

Risk Advisory Director - Deloitte
Deborah Crilly20190916125644

Deborah Crilly

Director - CPL
Sara-Amanda O’Keane20190916125827

Sara-Amanda O’Keane

Senior Manager, Risk Advisory - Deloitte
Jean Ryan20190916130022

Jean Ryan

Senior VP, Business Development - KBI
Ciara Donegan20190916130511

Ciara Donegan

Client Services Analyst - Credit Suisse
Annie Flynn20190916132131

Annie Flynn

Director - KPMG
Hannah Cooney20190916132601

Hannah Cooney

Asset Management & Funds Solicitor - William Fry
Jennifer Griffin20190916132742

Jennifer Griffin

Risk Manager - KBI
Keith Bradley20190916135616

Keith Bradley

VP, Senior Relationship Manager - Northern Trust
David McPhillips20190916135731

David McPhillips

Director, Transition Management and Brokerage - Northern Trust
Ian Headon20190916135900

Ian Headon

Senior VP - Northern Trust
Reuben Murray Whelan20190916140032

Reuben Murray Whelan

Corporate Development - IPL
William De Turberville20190916140207

William De Turberville

Account Executive - Stripe
Róisín Horan20190916140344

Róisín Horan

Deals Associate - PwC
Caoimhe Stafford20190916140520

Caoimhe Stafford

Technology & Innovation Lawyer - Arthur Cox
Cliodhna O’Connell20190916140658

Cliodhna O’Connell

Tax Consultant - PwC
Brian Cox20190916140937

Brian Cox

Director - Davy
Richard Kearney20190916141151

Richard Kearney

Director - Davy
Aidan Donnelly20190916141408

Aidan Donnelly

Head of Equities/Fund Managers
Niall Kelly20190917101919

Niall Kelly

Associate Director - Davy