PAVE the way for the next generation

In recognition of the current CFO gender imbalance and the proven benefits of mentoring in preparing women for executive positions, FEI has established the PAVE Mentoring Scholarship.

The PAVE mentoring scholarship provides access to our flagship mentoring program for women aspiring to the CFO role

To be a PAVE Mentee you will meet some eligibility requirements:

Senior Woman in Finance

Senior woman in finance

You will be a senior woman working in finance with high potential and ambition.

Sector & Demographic Criteria

Sector/demographic criteria

You must meet the sector/demographic criteria established by FEI for the year you apply.  Criteria are published in each June, for the following year.

FEI Member

FEI Member

PAVE is open to FEI Members only.

"I joined FEI at a point in my career where my role had become BAU and, as someone who always aspires to higher goals, I wanted to understand my 'what’s next?' and to explore how others build on their careers at this point.....  Through open and honest conversations I learnt a lot about stretching and challenging myself, especially how important it is to invest in networking."

Anjelin Thotakura
PAVE Scholarship recipient and Group Financial Controller, Vision Australia

Applications for PAVE open in November each year, for a January start

PAVE mentees receive an abbreviated (6 month) FEI Flagship Mentoring program at no charge to you or your organisation.  A career-shaping opportunity.

PAVE reflects our belief in:


Visibility in market

Active intervention

Exposure and Experience

Meet some current and past PAVE Mentees:


Samantha Douglas

CFO - Cricket Australia
Based in Melbourne


Alice Van Der Geest

Treasurer - Melbourne Airports
Based in Melbourne

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Caroline Pham

Head of Commercial Finance - WiseTech Global
Based in Sydney

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Carla Beaton

Group Financial Controller - Corporate Travel Management
Based in Brisbane

FEI supports the careers of CFOs and Senior Finance Execs through:


Our mentoring programs are world class. Supported by Australia’s leading CFOs they have been designed to develop future top executives.


Our events, forums and tools tap into the depth of experience available in our extensive network.


We facilitate curated introductions between members to make building peer networks easy and effective.

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