In 2003, six of Australia's most prominent CFOs agreed to mentor each others' talented finance executives
The FEI Flagship Mentoring Program has since grown to have more than 70 CFOs from Australia’s largest organisations as Mentors. A new Group mentoring program was added in 2022.
Feedback from our Alumni proves the FEI program’s sustained, if not increasing, relevance over time.
Many Alumni now hold CFO and other senior executive roles at Australia’s largest companies and credit the FEI program as instrumental to their success.
"The FEI program helped me to step into (a) broader and challenging role with confidence and presence.....(My mentor) was highly skilled at helping me delve into the deeper issues rather than the superficial ‘problem’............The FEI program is a unique opportunity and was one of the most valuable development opportunities in my career. I grew personally and professionally, and my mentor has had an inspiring and lasting impact on my career."
CFO, Radian Energy
The FEI Flagship Mentoring Program is regarded as more valuable than other development programs by 89% of participants
FEI has mentored 800+ finance execs since our program's inception. With a 90+% high-satisfaction rating, FEI Mentees report:
Greater Career Clarity
An external sounding board, access to tools such as the FEI CFO Success Profile, and a peer group of similarly-situated executives are powerful allies to help shape your thinking over the duration of the program.
Confidence Influencing Others
With clarity, validation and more than a few 'lessons learned' comes confidence. The FEI program is a safe place to be open, to take risks and to try new things with the support of your Mentor and peers.
More Effective Leadership
Great people leadership is hard, but essential for senior roles. In addition to learning from your Mentor, many of the FEI network and learning sessions that accompany the program focus on aspects of leadership.
FEI offers a Group Mentoring program in addition to its year-long one-on-one Flagship Mentoring program. Both progams involve leading CFOs but operate differently to cater to distinct career levels:
The commitment and motivation of our Mentees is critical to the success of our mentoring progams. FEI programs suit:
FEI is committed to diversity of all types
In recognition of the current CFO gender imbalance and the proven benefit of mentoring in preparing women for executive positions, FEI has established the PAVE mentoring scholarship for females aspiring to the CFO role who may not otherwise have access to our flagship mentoring program.
FEI supports the careers of CFOs and Senior Finance Execs through:
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