Women in Economics Mentor Lunch

Network and mentoring programme

Elevate your future career in a supportive community of future change-makers

Female economists remain under-represented in positions of power, public policy and decision-making. We want to change that.

Despite women forming about a third of the overall economics student population, female economists continue to be a minority in senior and executive positions, boards and committees. 

Our Women in Economics programme supports you throughout your degree to help you develop the skills, connections and experience you need to excel in the industry after you graduate. 

The future is female

The programme aims to address the issue of under-representation of women in economics by connecting you with successful, experienced, female economists who can offer careers support and industry insights, and who will help you raise your future aspirations. 

Supporting you

With 1-1 support from a successful female mentor, and a growing community of economics graduates and students, you'll tailor your experience to suit your goals. 

On the programme you'll access: 

  • Career guidance and support — From reviewing your CV to advice in the lead up to an assessment centre or interview, our mentors can offer real-world experience of what it takes to stand-out as a graduate.
  • Real-world industry insights — Understand the reality behind the role from graduates who have successfully scaled careers in a variety of industries and leading companies.
  • Increased confidence and connections — Meet our friendly and welcoming mentors, who will show that making connections in the industry doesn’t have to be a daunting experience. They can also offer guidance and direction in how to make effective introductions to give you the confidence to extend your own networks in your chosen industry.
  • Opportunities to build your own support network — Joining the programme gives you access to an exclusive community of current graduates and students for peer support during your studies and beyond.

With my colleague Robert Gausden, I have established within the 'Women in Economics Network' as a mentoring platform for young female economists.      

Dr Federica Alberti, Women in Economics Academic Lead
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Join the programme

Applications for the 2022/23 programme are open between 19th September 2022 - 21st October 2022.

The programme runs from November 2022-May 2023.

Current University of Portsmouth Economics students (all levels), who identify as female, are eligible to apply.

To enrol, you should contact your personal tutor or email kimberly.spiers@port.ac.uk for more information.