The eMentoring platform is an online program designed to facilitate the connection of aspiring Indigenous professionals and entrepreneurs with Mentors experienced in their field of interest.
eMentoring is an initiative of Barayamal, Australia's Indigenous Business Accelerator - now know as a world leader in Indigenous Entrepreneurship. Barayamal, its Partners and Participants are committed to the professional and entrepreneurial development of Indigenous Australians to help close the gap.
According to the latest government employment study, the Indigenous unemployment rate is currently 21%, an increase of 4.3 percentage points since 2008, and is 4 times the current non-Indigenous unemployment rate of 5%. Through disempowerment and lack of opportunity, the Indigenous community in Australia has the highest rate of suicide of any community in the world.
By mentoring Indigenous entrepreneurs and professionals we could help re-shape these statistics and our communities.
How it works
All Mentors volunteer their time to the program and Barayamal makes no payment to and receives no payment from any Participants in the program. Furthermore, you will be a part of an action-orientated network of highly skilled and experienced volunteers (entrepreneurs, leaders, innovators and academics) that are making a real difference.
Barayamal's role is to facilitate the beginning of the mentoring relationship at which point responsibility for the fostering and growth of the relationship passes to the Mentor and Mentee.