High-Impact Mentorship for Professional Growth

OneUpOneDown specialises in creating meaningful mentorship connections for professional women, tailored to their unique learning and development goals.

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How OneUpOneDown Mentorship Works


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Sign up and define your role as a mentor, a mentee, or both. Complete your profile to help us understand your needs and experiences.


Get Matched

We’ll find you the most suitable mentor or mentee, aligning with your personal and professional requirements. You’ll receive a match proposal for your review and approval. Once both parties agree, the mentorship journey begins.

Easy Engagement

Engage in a three-month mentorship with at least four scheduled meetings – two in the first month and one in each subsequent month. This structure fosters a strong relationship and significant development within a manageable timeframe.

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Ongoing Matching

After completing the initial three-month period, active profiles are eligible for rematching, ensuring ongoing growth and new perspectives.

Update your needs and preferences regularly


Committed to Quality Matches

Our “near-peer” mentorship approach pairs you with someone a few steps ahead in your area of focus, enhancing relatability and enriching the mentorship experience for both parties.

We prioritise quality in our matches; a poor match benefits no one. It can take from one day up to three months to be matched with a suitable mentor, depending on the availability of a suitable mentor. Opt for our Premium service for a guaranteed match within 14 days.

“I don't know what their secret sauce is, but I could not have been happier with the first mentee OneUpOneDown matched me with"
Marisa Sires, Mentor
Digital Product Leader

Learning through trusted relationships

OneUpOneDown mentorship is focused on meeting the unmet professional and personal development needs of professional women. By peering mentors and mentees into trusted relationships, based on shared experiences, we create spaces where women can express and develop parts of themselves that may have taken a back seat in order to fit in to their current environments.

As well as learning specific new skills, the interpersonal relationships developed through mentorship helps to improve the confidence, communication and feeling of value of all involved, mentor and mentee. This is the intention behind our matching process.

Clear Guidance and Support

Program Guidelines

It is important that mentors and mentees are on the same page, and expectations are aligned. This helps remove some of the ambiguity that can complicate mentor-mentee relationships. For this reason, we have guidelines and expectations that we expect mentors and mentees to read and stick to while they are matched.

Events, Webinars and Blogs

We run revents, webinars and provide up-to-date blog resources to support our mentor and mentees’ personal and professional development. We cover a range of topics, from how to be a great mentor/mentee, to exploring the essence of connection. Our events and webinars are a mix of community and public-facing, while our blog resources are readily available on our website. All with the goal of making great advice and authentic connection more accessible. 

"As a mentor, I felt fully supported and knew I could always rely on Natalie and her team for advice"
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Tatiana Tikhonova, Mentor
Data Scientist

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