Enabling Women Mentor Program

The Enabling Women Mentoring Program, runs alongside the Enabling Women Leadership Program, which empowers women and non-binary people with disabilities to speak up about issues that relate to them, and others within their communities.

Whilst participants of the Leadership Program work on a leadership goal, they are individually supported by a mentor. Mentors are women and non-binary people aged 18+ with or without a disability.

Mentors will work in partnership with a program participant (mentee), and provide support to the mentee as they work towards a leadership goal. Mentors may:

  • provide guidance on steps required to achieve a goal.
  • ask useful questions.
  • assist in identifying barriers and how to overcome them.
  • help extend the mentee’s network.
  • be a friendly face and provide encouragement.
  • work with and provide feedback on the mentee’s strengths.

Can I be a mentor?

When a new Mentoring Program begins, WDV will call for expressions of interest.

Mentors will identify as women or non-binary person, with or without lived experience of disability.

Mentoring is a voluntary role.


What are the benefits of being a mentor?

Through becoming a mentor with the Enabling Women Mentor Program. mentors often gain

  • improved skills in listening, supporting, coaching and leadership.
  • better awareness and understanding of disability.
  • increased knowledge and comprehension of barriers faced by young women and non-binary youth with disability.
  • extended networks through connections made.
  • satisfaction and pride in assisting another to achieve a goal, and for giving back to their community.


Upcoming Programs

WDV is currently seeking mentors for our 2023-2024 Statewide Enabling Young Women Mentor Program:

For more information view: Information – Enabling Young Women Mentor Program

To apply, complete the Mentor Application form – Enabling Young Women Mentor Program. and email it to [email protected].

Applications close 11:59pm, Sunday 3rd March.


More information

For more information, or assistance with an application, please contact WDV’s Youth Projects team.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: Bridget on 03 9286 7813.