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Training tomorrow's leaders

Equality for women in the workforce and in the political arena won't happen by accident. It will take a concerted effort to mentor and foster the next generation so that our girls can live to expect equality rather than have to demand it.

The NSW Nationals Women’s Council are driving that future by introducing the 2017 Young Nationals Mentoring Program where five mentees will get to experience life in the NSW Parliament.

A day long program in April 2017, coupled with an ongoing relationship with their mentor, will allow successful applicants to realise that there are many pathways available to them within the Party, from both a parliamentary and organisational point of view.
All mentees will be invited to attend a day-long program at NSW Parliament House where they will hear from a variety of speakers which may include current MPs, former MPs, the Chair of Women’s Council, the Young Nationals Chair and the State Director. The mentees will also be given time with their individual (matched) mentor. Following the day’s program, it will be up to the mentor and mentee to establish a relationship if they so choose.


  • Parliamentary Secretary Leslie Williams MP
  • Minister Sarah Mitchell MLC
  • Parliamentary Secretary Bronnie Taylor MLC
  • Minister Mel Pavey MP
  • Hon Katrina Hodgkinson MP

The Women’s Council and the Young Nationals invite MPs, Central Councillors and Party members to encourage local women to apply here.

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