Starting her own business as a new mother, Melanie quickly came to the realisation that there is a big difference between being a Business Analyst and being a Business Owner. She overcame numerous challenges by thinking outside the square. Traditional networking events were impossible, so she created her own inclusive networking events at a play centre meaning working mums like herself could attend alongside those without children. She shared her knowledge and learning experiences with other small business owners via social media and free talks across Perth. Melanie created an effective, innovative and employee-focused workforce and actively assisted them to gain further work and experience outside of her own business. Knowing the difficulties faced by women in STEM roles, she promotes discussion around gender diversity. As a scout leader Melanie encourages young women to consider futures in technology and entrepreneurism.
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