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Empowering women through technology

Telstra Careers Inspiration

Posted on October 30, 2017

2 min read

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This year, Telstra was a proud supporting partner of Vogue Codes – a series of events highlighting the ways women can be empowered by technology in their careers.

Through this exciting partnership, our people were given the chance to hear from senior female leaders in the technology space, including our Head of muru-D Julie Trell and Group Executive of Telstra Media and Marketing, Joe Pollard.

Each speaker gave an insight into their impressive careers and shared their advice on everything from why mentorship is important to all women to tips on how to land a job in a technology company.

At Vogue Codes LIVE, Telstra’s interactive personality quiz that gave participants an idea of what career path they could go down.

Here are some of the highlights:

Our Director of Network Solutions, Indirect Channels, Nevash Pillay, says Vogue Codes reinforced the career opportunities that technology offers.

“Technology is enabling all industries to be more effective. Whether it’s retail, health, media or mining … women can be part of this journey.

It was also clear that ‘you don’t have to be an engineer’ to contribute to the technology industry.”

One of the other things Nevash learnt was how to get the right balance.

“It is possible to be a mum, wife and have a career in tech. Technology makes it easier to balance family and work life.”


Joe Pollard speaking at Vogue Codes

Isabelle Page, a 2017 graduate, says it was empowering to hear from such senior female leaders.

“Having the opportunity to attend the Melbourne event was an insightful experience. It was an inspiring day fuelled by the belief that women should be empowered, not deterred by a career in technology.

Joe Pollard (Group Executive of Telstra Media and Marketing) made a thought provoking statement that really resonated with me – what’s the worst that can happen? The majority of women have the skill set, they just don’t believe in themselves.”

Some of our people employees at Vogue Codes Summit

Joe also placed an emphasis on the importance of having a mentor. She herself is a mentor, and the gift she offers to her mentees, is the gift of confidence.”