ALGWA SA is committed to supporting women councillors, women working in local government and women nominating for local council elections with free mentoring.
Mentoring is a mutually beneficial confidential relationship.
ALGWA SA Branch Inc, since its rejuvenation in 2005, has provided informal networking and mentoring to women elected to, working in local government and for women candidates in council elections by:
Mentor Network Work Group established since 2008
Climbing Your Ladder to Success series of workshops for women elected to and working in local government with six ‘Step Up’ sessions held at locations around the state with a launch in March 2010 and culminating in ‘The - Top Rung-Don’t let Your High Heels Stop you Climbing the Ladder’ presentations from the six sessions in August 2010.
Mentoring of women candidates in 2006 & 2010 & 2014, 2018 and 2022 Council Elections.
Published online resources for women candidates.
ALGWA SA Mentoring Network uses guidelines based on the successful Mentoring Network established by the national Australian Local Government Women’s Association Inc.
It is a free, voluntary and confidential service for women in local government and for women nominating for local council elections in South Australia.
Mentors may come from large and small country and metropolitan Councils and have a wide variety of interests and experience.
Mentoring may include sharing knowledge gained from experience; networking and sharing contacts; problem solving; acting as a sounding board; and boosting self- esteem and self -confidence.
It may be as simple as a phone call to an ALGWA SA Committee member (contact details on Committee Members page) to have a chat.