Meet the 2020 Assisters
Alexandra Sundqvist

Alexandra Sundqvist

Alexandra Sundqvist

Executive Digital Director at Publicis Worldwide

I have 10+ experience in working with both global and national brands across the globe, establishing new agencies in new markets as well as consulting across different industries for the past 6 years. My focus has mainly been in digital, however I find it equally important for anyone working with communication to have a strong understanding of different aspects and the channels available to us.

Career & Background

What inspired you to do what you are doing now?

What was your journey and where are you headed in your career right now?

Your favourite food for thought

Books

Start with Why // Simon Sinek
Thrive // Arriana Huffington
Unboss // Jacob Botter

Podcasts / Thought Leaders

There are so many, but I would rather give you some of the inspirational ones and also some that give us some perspective on life:
Be the Last to Speak // Tony Robins
Analogue
Freakomonics Radio

 

What drives and inspires you

What are your core values?

  • Courage
  • Making a difference
  • Patience

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My father. Being of an older generation, he has had a lot to teach me… With such respect and compassion for others, he has managed to inspire me through the initiatives and the work he has been doing for society. His fighting spirit is also something I admire and adore.

Being in his late 70s he has never stopped to support the community or the people and family around him and through that he has become a strong pillar in his community, something that really do admire.

You as a Mentor

Why have you decided to become a mentor?

This is now my third year of being a mentor and I am extremely proud of also being one of the founding mentors of the program. I have really enjoyed working with the previous mentees that I have had and therefore I do want to continue the journey.

What are the top 5 skills or qualities you bring to mentoring?

  • Collaborative
  • Empathic
  • Knowledgeable
  • Nurturing
  • Supportive

Ready to be a part of Assisterhood as a Mentee?

We are the fastest growing mentorship program in Brisbane – and we’re only just getting started! Let’s shoot for the stars – together!