Find perspective, build confidence, and improve communication.
We match women in business and technology with a mentor who is a couple of steps ahead of them in specific personal and professional development areas. This style of mentorship is called near-peer mentorshipand it allows for relatable and relevant experiences between mentors and mentees.
Each match lasts just three months to promote rapid and focused learning and development. When signing up, you can select if you’d like to be a mentor, mentee or both.
How it works
Create an account and select the areas you'd like support in through mentorship and/or the areas you can support others in as a mentor. Book in a 15 min call with our team so we can get to know you and understand how we can best make a match.
Once we find a mentor and/or mentee match for you, you'll have the opportunity to review and confirm the match. Once both mentor and mentee confirm, we'll introduce you to begin the match. Each match lasts 3-months and you will meet a minimum of 4 times during this period. We're here to support you along the way so you feel comfortable and confident in your role as a mentee or mentor.
Once the 3-month period is up, you’ll have the option to be rematched with another suitable mentor and/or mentee. If both mentor and mentee would like to continue the match for another 3-months cycle, you have the option to do so.
Our software makes matches based on an alignment of personal and professional skills. You’ll be matched with someone who we know you’ll get on well with and can learn from.
We shape our mentoring program around near-peer mentorship, meaning you will be matched with someone who is just a few steps in front of or behind you. This way the advice remains relevant and relatable.
You’ll learn a lot about yourself and others through mentorship and our wealth of supporting resources. 3 months of highly focused mentorship means you’ll focus on one area of development and make rapid progress towards your goal.
OneUpOneDown facilitates the mentor-matching process and maintains engagement throughout the relationship. We support our community to become comfortable and confident mentors and mentees.
Learn from other women
When you become a part of OneUpOneDown, you are welcomed into a community of like-minded entrepreneurial women. Being a part of a powerful community offers you the opportunity to improve your skills, make new connections and further give back.
Through our community, you can access to our exclusive Facebook group specifically for current mentors and mentees, as well as regular webinars, events and check-ins to keep you connected and supported.
"My mentor helped me realise I have the power to control my own reality. She gave me powerful tools so I could build the life I want. Although we have different career paths and focuses, what we shared was a drive to squeeze every last drop out of life. My mentor brought me back to basics, asking myself where my values are being honoured, ignored and challenged in my life. This built a framework for the changes I am making to live my best life."
- Kate, Mentee
“I absolutely love mentoring and offering my experience, time and energy to help someone else grow and develop. The mentee’s I’ve been matched with have been incredible humans open to learning, growing and taking responsibility for their career and life. It’s a privilege to hold space and guide others as they take charge. I love doing this through One Up One Down as well, it’s such a great organisation helping women empower women.”
- Tash, Mentor
“I don’t know what their secret sauce is, but I could not have been happier with the first mentee that OneUpOneDown matched me with. We were a great personality fit and my professional experience and knowledge were highly relevant to my mentee’s challenges. I am sure we will be lifelong friends!”
- Marisa, Mentor
“I’m sure we still made every single mistake a founder can make, but the lessons I learnt and the personal growth I went through were invaluable. I’ve been mentoring other aspiring business owners for the past five years, as I want to share those learnings with others. I’m particularly interested in working with women entrepreneurs and creatives, who tend to be under-represented in some industries.”
- Paola, Mentor
“I enjoyed the experience of mentoring someone who had had a similar career path to my own and at a stage in her life where I could help her transition to another career because I had gone through the process myself. I also enjoyed being able to support my mentee throughout the difficult COVID-19 period. I think my mentee found it comforting that she could talk to someone else, and we could discuss our shared experiences about the pandemic and how to make the most of the situation to use the time wisely.”
- Kathryn, Mentor
“OneUpOneDown is awesome! The accessibility that they provide for mentorship is great. Being part of a community and receiving support from your mentor is invaluable, especially as a start-up when you can feel isolated or without clear direction. I would really recommend it.”