Top business leaders go under the hammer for charity auction
An impressive line-up of Australian business leaders are auctioning off one-hour mentoring sessions in ChildFund Australia’s inaugural MentorMe Auction.
The MentorMe Auction will take place online with bidders competing to win a mentoring session with one of 10 high-profile Australian business leaders.
Mentors are from a range of different industries, and include advertising guru and media personality Todd Sampson, Carnival Australia CEO Ann Sherry AO (recently voted Australia’s most influential woman), LinkedIn ANZ & SE Asia Managing Director Cliff Rosenberg and magazine industry heavyweight Jackie Frank.
Proceeds raised through the MentorMe Auction will help create livelihood opportunities for young people and families in some of the Asia-Pacific’s poorest communities, while auction winners will have the chance to sit down with their chosen mentor for an hour of expert guidance and career advice.
“This is a rare opportunity to be mentored by some of Australia’s most respected and influential business leaders, while also having an impact on the lives of children living in extreme poverty,” said ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence.
“All of the mentors have a story to tell and a wealth of advice to share, from start-up entrepreneurs to financial sector gurus to media moguls. By auctioning their time, they are not only helping young professionals here in Australia but supporting vital small business projects in our region.”
Cliff Rosenberg, Managing Director, ANZ and SE Asia of LinkedIn, said it was an easy decision to take part in the MentorMe Auction because investing in young people and helping others is so important.
“I strongly believe the onus is on all of us to shape a better future for generations to come,” said Rosenberg.
“I’m absolutely supportive of anything we can do to invest in and develop future talent.”
“I think we all want to make a positive contribution and this seems like a great project through which to do that. I’d like to help bring awareness to the work ChildFund is doing and also play my small part in helping somebody else to follow their passion,” said Jason Burrows, Managing Director/ Executive Producer, Jungle.
Janet Cameron, Partnerships Manager at ChildFund Australia said that the organisation is proud to be launching their first MentorMe Auction in Australia with bids going live on 2nd March 2016.
“Like our mentors, we truly believe in the power of sharing; sharing knowledge, sharing time and most importantly, sharing the good fortune we have in Australia to be able to build successful careers with those in countries where these opportunities may not exist,” said Janet.
For more information about the auction visit mentormeauction.org.au.