Women in Digital Mentors

Our Mentoring Program operates as a self service model.

Please reach out to the Mentors listed below and explain your interest in Mentoring with them.

Should you have any concerns feel free to contact us at holly@womenindigital.org

Ekaterina Shum
Ekaterina ShumSenior Front End Developer
David Smulders
David SmuldersCEO of BITQ
Margarita Camus
Margarita CamusDigital Marketing Consultant
Jon Ducrou
Jon DucrouSoftware Development Manager, Amazon
Weng Woo
Weng WooChief Digital Officer, LGIASuper
Louise Flynn
Louise FlynnHead of Marketing
Paul Morris
Paul MorrisFounder & CEO of InFlow
Renee Williams
Renee WilliamsSenior Digital Marketing Manager
Dalene Wray
Dalene WrayGeneral Manager OBE Organics
Carlie Medina
Carlie MedinaGroup Head of Marketing
Damien Sharma
Damien SharmaDigital Marketing Exec, Signet
Kelly Newbery
Kelly NewberyMarketing Manager, Neto
Jarrod Price
Jarrod PriceDigital and Direct Marketing Team Manager at RACQ
Leanne Hayter
Leanne HayterNational Digital Manager: Australian Defense Force
Michelle Tucker
Michelle TuckerHead of Digital ANZ: Philips & WID Blogger

Become a mentor

Mentoring is available to individuals with a minimum of 10 years professional experience in the Digital or ICT industry, with demonstrated leadership and / or training experience and passion for giving back and supporting more junior members of the Digital community. As Anka Wittenberg, chief diversity and inclusion officer of enterprise software company SAP explains, “A good mentor is an expert active listener who can give constructive but developmental feedback”.

Why Mentor?
Mentoring is an incredibly rewarding experience in which you can:

Share your knowledge & experience
Support the Digital leaders of the future
Give back to the Digital community
Network with peers & mentors
Build a lasting and mutually beneficial relationship
Sharpen your interpersonal intelligence (EQ) skills
Develop your leadership skills
Experience learning & development through teaching / mentoring
Women in Digital will pair you with a Mentee that matches your specific Mentoring capacity, professional expertise, personal motivations and values. You will receive a Mentoring Workbook and personality profiling of your Mentee to help guide your Mentoring relationship.

To find out more about the program or to arrange an interview please contact holly@womenindigital.org 

Mentoring FAQ

Mentoring is a positive, developmental relationship. Mentoring is different from coaching or supervision. Coaching is primarily about performance and the development of specific skills. Mentoring is more broadly based, focusing on developing capability and often includes longer term help for career self-management.
Mentoring will be directed by the mentee’s needs and the Mentors capacity to lead. The mentee is asked to identify two or three goals or areas that they would like to focus on over the period of mentoring. The mentor’s role is to offer guidance and support and act as a sounding board for the mentee.
Depending on how specific your requirements are, it may take between 2-4 weeks to find a suitable mentor that matches your needs.
You will be matched to your mentor that is best placed to assist you. Your current role, organisation, mentoring relationship goals, professional challenges, personality and values are all considered.
Its important to remember that you don’t have to like, or be friends with your Mentor. Your Mentor is there to help you achieve your goals and this may require your Mentor may challenge you, or give you constructive feedback that you don’t necessarily want to hear. The key is that you respect each other and make the effort to understand each other.

If you feel that your Mentor match is not accurate then we ask that you contact us to resolve the matter on a case by case basis. This may take some modification in the way the Mentoring is being conducted, or re-matching with another Mentor.

Mentors and Mentees will be invited to evaluate the program midway and at the end of the program, plus provide a copy of their Meeting worksheets. Participants will receive certificates of completion.