July 28, 2014
Catherine Farrell, Professor of Public Management at the University’s Treforest Campus has recently been selected to become a Mentor for Rosemary Butler’s Women in Public Life (WIPL) development scheme.
The scheme was launched on the 30th January by the Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales, Dame Rosemary Butler AM to help ensure the effective development and progression of women into roles that often have a direct influence on people’s lives across Wales. It will provide a mentoring, shadowing and training opportunity for 15 women in Wales for a period of up to 18 months.
Mentees will be provided with the skills and confidence to apply for positions in public life through a programme inclusive of intense personal development and skills training, one to one mentoring support, and role shadowing opportunities at the highest levels in public bodies.
Speaking about being selected to become a mentor Catherine said: “I applied to undertake this mentoring role as I felt I had the skills to guide and encourage another female to reflect on their existing role and to achieve their potential. I anticipate that this scheme will have a positive impact on those who are mentored and also the Mentors. I am very much looking forward to participating in this important initiative from the Welsh Government and to the valuable opportunities it will bring for many women in Wales”.