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A select few of Melbourne’s most talented senior leaders, more specifically, #LeadingLadies have been hand picked to share their journey of career successes, obstacles along the way, how they overcame them and inspire you to follow in their footsteps.
The very much talked about #LeadingLadies series will launch it’s first national event this month in Melbourne for the new wave of digital graduates entering the digital and digital design industry.
A much talked about topic for many graduates is that when entering the workforce upon graduating their is a question mark with remuneration in the first year of employment.
Also, how do you stand out from the crowd and put your best foot forward with a stellar looking CV when entering the workforce?
These handpicked #LeadingLadies will give be providing no “BS” advice from their respective sectors across the digital, design, UX and development sectors and provide REAL advice about what to expect in your first 1-5 years as a new employee entering the world of digital! The good, the bad and the ugly.
Lead Experience Designer,
With 11 years’ industry experience spanning industrial, print, digital and service design, Julia is passionate about anchoring an organisation's strategy around great customer experiences.
Julia has delivered a stack of UX and service design projects, ranging from expert reviews, website redesigns, digital strategy, and service mapping and design. She has worked with a variety of industries, including state and federal government, finance, telecoms, education and health.
Her post-graduate diploma thesis was the design of a below-the-knee prosthesis for high-performance surfing. She is passionate about mentoring young designers through the early stages of their careers. She sits on the committee for the Service Design Network in Melbourne, Australia, and runs a women’s gridiron team in Footscray.
Code like a Girl
Ally Watson, .NET developer at digital agency Deepend, passionate about the marriage of creativity and technology. Coding websites by day she spends her evenings and weekends working on the highly successful ‘Code Like a Girl’ initiative that she founded last year to provide girls with the support, tools and knowledge to enter and flourish in the world of coding. Winner of the education category at this year’s Tech Diversity Awards and nominated in the B&T Women in Media 2016 awards; Ally’s efforts in increasing diversity in tech have not gone unnoticed and is something she is extremely passionate about continuing together with her career in tech.
Recruitment expert Anna O’Dea works with award winning brands to place thousands of talented individuals into jobs they love across the Asia-Pacific. In 2015, Anna invested $50,000 to found the Leading Ladies project which promotes visibility of senior women in leadership positions across advertising, marketing, digital and PR. In 2016, Anna was named a global LinkedIn Top Voice (the only female in Australia to take out the social media & marketing category) and her blog named one of the top business blogs in Australia by Smart Company.
In 2016, Anna launched the Negotiate Your Worth series, which gives employees the tools to improve their negotiation skills and in 2017, was also nominated by Optus for the Small Business Awards within the national "Workplace of the Year" category.
Anna is also regularly featured on panels as an anti bullying, equal rights and LBGTIQ advocate.
Director of Production and Operations,
Harriet Wray is the Director of Production & Operations at CHE Proximity and managing many moving parts if her forte. Studying economics and science at university, her love of tech and creativity instead lead her to a job in digital marketing and the rest was history. Her role is to solve problems and be an agent of change, which means anything from finding the right team for a job, to improving processes to connecting with the right people to form teams across locations.
Executive Digital Producer at CBUS Ange Lin refers to herself as a professional delegator, and more of a ‘doer’ than a ‘talker’. From being paid to play video games at university to landing senior digital roles at the top agencies in Australia, #LeadingLady Ange started her career testing, moving into design and eventually production and was frequently the only woman in her division, and at one stage, an entire business. Ange is passionate about creating a life more meaningful and loves getting into the psychology of work.
#LeadingLadies presented by Agency Iceberg is an interview series where you can read about inspirational women doing amazing things – and most importantly, #LeadingLadies is about empowering others, both men and women to be the best version of themselves and bringing to light taboo topics in the workplace.
Agency Iceberg is a Melbourne based Boutique Recruitment Agency with a key focus of placing experienced Talent into Digital, Advertising, Marketing, PR, Design & Event roles.
Agency Iceberg focuses on value proposition and excellent service – not just price. A transparent approach ensures clients and talent have a complete picture of the opportunity in front of them, creating long term relationships and success stories.
Agency Iceberg is a free service for local Talent that are seeking new career opportunities. We manage the full recruitment process from interview to placement stage!
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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