Success stories – PACE Mentoring


Nadine Maroney is District Manager for ANZ bank in the ACT. Shirley Sjaputra, from Crace in the ACT was born profoundly deaf. She uses a cochlear implant and a hearing aid.Shirley describes her disability as being a barrier to employment because employers often feel unsure about what type of assistance she may require. “It can feel like a big struggle, I know that I am more than capable of doing many administration roles, but my lack of ability to hear makes companies believe that I am unable to do the job,” said Shirley. Shirley decided to participate in PACE as a way to develop her confidence in group meetings, help her to network effectively and gain experience in the financial services industry.  Read about Nadine and Shirley’s successful PACE Mentoring experience here.

PACE Mentoring is the Australian Network on Disability’s dynamic mentoring program designed to assist employers in engaging with students and jobseekers with disability.

Applications for the Spring cohort of PACE Mentoring are open all year round and students & job seekers can Apply Here. For more information about the program and eligibility requirements visit our website.


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