Womentor is a global mentorship program for women in graphic design. Founded in 2017 and first launched on International Women's Day 2018, it is an independent initiative founded and run by Mirella Marie, founder and Creative Director of Melbourne-based brand design studio Vertigo.

Womentor offers support and guidance for business and career development by bringing together senior designers with creative directors. The program provides the tools and confidence to empower women and women-identifying to take control of their creativity, careers, and future.

While there are many excellent programs available to students, graduates, and junior designers, assistance for women in senior design roles is sorely lacking. Womentor exists to help bridge this gap.



Womentor currently runs once a year, with 6 sessions over 6 months. Sessions are one-on-one and conducted in person, via email and/or Skype.


— Business development
— Career guidance
— Leadership
— Self promotion

A detailed session structure will be provided to mentees upon acceptance into the program.

Please note: Womentor is not an internship program or job network, nor provides mentees practical experience in a studio or agency.