Have you ever wished you had someone to bounce ideas off about work? A mentor to coach you through a salary negotiation, seek advice on your CV or to help navigate the next step of your career as a young professional?

Mentoring creates opportunities for everyone – you can build meaningful connections, share experiences, and seek support from someone in the know to help elevate your career. 

Join us in this one-hour webinar to hear from UQ mentoring expert Professor Polly Parker, the Associate Dean, Academic of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law and Ali Adey, the founder of She Mentors as they share helpful tips and tricks to help you build a successful and meaningful mentoring experience.

We are inviting you to put forward your questions to a panel of mentors and mentees who have benefited from mentoring and are ready to share top tips to help you embark on your own mentoring journey.

Register for the zoom webinar today & start empowering your career!

The UQ Young Professional Series is hosted by the UQ Young Alumni Advisory Board. 


Professor Polly Parker
Associate Dean, Academic of the  Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Polly Parker is a Professor in leadership and the Associate Dean Academic in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Queensland, Brisbane.  She is a strong advocate for students and her focus is on designing and implementing cutting edge learning practices to enhance their experiences.

Polly has a background and life-long interest in learning and teaching, applied in both academic and corporate settings. Polly experience in judging and coaching international gymnastics combined with counselling informs her executive coaching practice. 

She has worked with CEOs, managers and high potential leaders in New Zealand and Australia. Her particular interest is in women’s leadership development. She has led the successful Women in Executive Leadership program through University of Queensland Executive Education and the Career Progression for Women program for academic women. Her corporate clients include Minerals Council of Australia, Queensland Resources Council – AusIMM, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Xstrata Copper.

Her international profile in the careers field is marked by her work as the originator and co-developer of the Intelligent Career Card Sort™ which is used world-wide for research and practice in career development, and translated into seven languages. Polly is lead author in the acclaimed “Peer Coaching at Work” book published by Stanford University Press in 2018. She also publishes academic articles in international peer reviewed refereed journals in her research areas of career management, peer coaching, leadership and the intersection of leadership and career development.


Image of Ali AdeyAli Adey
Founder of She Mentors

Ali Adey is the founder of She Mentors, a mentoring platform for women in business. She is a proud advocate of gender equality and is on a mission to empower those around her to give back and drive change through mentoring. With over 11 years of experience in digital and ecommerce, Ali is also an experienced digital marketer with proven SEO skills, a passion for analytics and a track record of implementing successful content strategies for global lifestyle brands, including Elle Macpherson


Caty Li & Randall Fernando
UQ Young Alumni Advisory Board Members

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