welcome to assisterhood

welcome to assisterhood

The leading industry mentorship program for underrepresented
communications professionals across Australia and Aotearoa.

Meet our wonderful mentors

Our mentor line up is the best of the best. Senior powerhouses from marketing, client services, design, creative, tech, strategy and business leadership disciplines have kindly volunteered their time to give back to the industry. 

We are so lucky to have each and every one of them!


Meet our Meanjin-based


Meet our Naarm-based


Meet our Warrang-based


Meet our wider Australia and 

2024 Info Night

Join us for an exclusive online Info Night on Tuesday 26 March. Hear from past mentees and gain top tips from mentors on standing out in your application.

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What is

Founded in 2018 with five mentors and mentees, Assisterhood is now an Australia and Aotearoa-wide mentorship program connecting underrepresented people with diverse senior leaders in marketing, client services, design, creative, tech, strategy and business leadership disciplines. 

Since its first year, mentees have continuously gone on to succeed with renewed confidence and support. Alumni surveys show 62% of mentees obtained a promotion or new job within 12 months of the program, and a massive 85% gained new skills and experience.

Check out our FAQs to learn more about the program and application process.

Get your mentorship fix

Hosted by Assisterhood Founder Linh Diep and Chief Operating Officer Polina Shilenina, Assistercast explores all things mentorship, and why it’s so important. Superstar guests include senior leaders from around Australia, past mentors, and even Assisterhood alumni.

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