Meet the online mentors
Jenny Travers

Jenny Travers

Jenny Travers

Group Business Director at Ogilvy NZ

I have been working in advertising for twenty years. I started as an intern at DDB for a 12 week work placement and ended up staying there 18 years! I am obsessed with anything tennis related and believe that exercise and being outside solves 99% of problems.

Career & Background

What inspired you to do what you are doing now?

I had a lot of great male mentors when I was younger, however I noticed that older/ more senior females tended to either compete or be tough (largely because of the era of working in a male dominated profession).

I want to be the mentor that I wish I had when I was younger.

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

I started at Ogilvy as a Group Account Director nine months ago after contracting for a year. I would like to run the account service team here and learn about all aspects of the business.

Your favourite food for thought


  • Shoe Dog
  • Lean In
  • Never Split The Difference

Podcasts / Thought Leaders

  • Call Her Daddy, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama

What drives and inspires you

What are your core values?

  • Courage
  • Health
  • Humour

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

Billie Jean King. She is a trailblazer and paved the way for equality.

You as a Mentor

Why have you decided to become a mentor?

To help females in advertising have the confidence in their own ability and to achieve what they are capable of.

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

  • Collaborative
  • Confident
  • Intuitive
  • Open
  • Passionate

Ready to apply?

The best time is right now. Take a chance – you never know where an Assisterhood mentor can take you.