Meet the VIC Mentors
Virginia Scully

Virginia Scully

Virginia Scully

Executive leader | People and Culture Consultant

Founder of Human Kind Collective (April launch), Virginia is a people, talent, and culture expert with nearly 30 years of experience in the creative and media industry. She is a passionate advocate for gender equity and empowering women, as well as a mentally healthy change expert and mental health first aid instructor. Virginia recently left her role as managing partner to dedicate her work to helping protect people for prosperity, a commitment to social impact beyond financial gain.

She gives a day a week to support and mentor those in need, including organizations like Fitted for Work, Assisterhood, and Raise. Awarded for her work in culture and change, Virginia's proudest achievement has been the decision to prioritize herself (a lesson she will impart if you walk alongside her).

Career & Background

What inspired you to do what you are doing now?

Lived experience, values of kindness and justice, working in and on my own mental health, freedom from some of the systems.

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

Your favourite food for thought


This working life (book) by Lisa Leong – practical and useful.
Power by Kemi Nekvapil (follow her podcast too).
The Leading Edge – Holly Ransom

Podcasts / Thought Leaders

This Working Life (podcast) by Lisa Leong.
Corporate rebels.
Love Mondays – Holly Ranson

What drives and inspires you

What are your core values?

  • Courage
  • Justice
  • Kindness
  • Grace – definition humanity: forgiveness, kindness, openness to the sheer wonder of the natural world and the gift of life.
  • Phosphorescent – radiant, glowing or infectious quality, in terms of a person’s aura and energy.
  • I would probably replace justice with fairness (it feels kinder).

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My mum, and all of the special women/people in my life I have lost (far to early and too young).

You as a Mentor

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

  • Collaborative
  • Generous with time
  • Knowledgeable
  • Non-judgemental
  • Willing to be vulnerable

Ready to apply?

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