The first run of DevelopHER is done and dusted and a veritable success: the three participants have each been offered a permanent role at MYOB.
To explore the path forward, MYOB has partnered with Startup Daily to host a panel on women in tech at the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre at the University of NSW on November 24.
Country Manager of Class Pass in Australia, Natasha Prasad has always had an interest in technology and wanted to start a business from a pretty young age. When she got to university she decided to study mathematics and then went on to do a second degree in economics at the prestigious Cambridge.
Personal finance application MoneyBrilliant was originally founded by Peter Lord, from the outset however he always had in his mind that his good friend Jemma Enright would run and build the company. At first a little nervous about the opportunity – Lord’s persistence paid off and eventually Enright came on board as CEO and cofounder.
Katie Merry is a Product Manager at MYOB, specifically working on how the company uses its data for business insights and triggering actions.
OneShift and Skilld CTO, Jessica Glenn did dropped out of university after the first six months of her commerce degree and ended up working for a bank – not exactly the traditional path into technology. Glenn held various roles across the bank and ended up working within corporate and commercial innovation.
In 1999 Kate Morris was working on the cosmetic counter part-time while she was attending university. She had always loved beauty products, and got a buzz out of working with them. However Morris noticed that when she looked around the department store environment that a lot of women didn’t really get a buzz out of it – finding the shopping experience quite intimidating, not empowering and quite unpleasant.
Before beginning her career in technology, Lisa Miks – now a Product Manager at MYOB, started off doing a Diploma in Business, majoring in IT at TAFE. Her intention was to become a network administrator.