All of us have those people whose careers we look at and think, ‘wow, I’d like to be there one day!’ But, how did they actually get that job? What experience do they have? What steps did they take? And what lessons have they learnt along the way? Our newest series Career Files gives you access to those people and the answers to those questions.
In highly curated panel discussions, we’re bringing together women we know you’ll learn a lot from and who’ll inspire you to kick those career goals. We’ll be shining a spotlight on a range of industries and professions and first up, we’ve got the women who know brand better than anyone. Join us live and you’ll get the opportunity to ask our panel your own questions as we dive into a conversation about how they landed their current roles. Register now and you might learn something that’ll mean your dream job becomes your real job one day!
MEET THE PANEL
Michelle Battersby , CMO, Keep it Cleaner
With five years corporate experience working for some of the largest financial companies in the world, at just 25, Michelle was approached by the CEO and Founder of Bumble with an offer that was too good to refuse: lead Bumble’s expansion into the Australian Market. With that, Michelle launched Bumble into Australia building the team and local growth strategy from scratch, where it amassed over 3 million users prior to her taking on her next challenge. Inspired by women seeking to positively impact the lives of those around them there was no more logical step than Keep it Cleaner, where Michelle is now the CMO.
Carolyn Bollaci, Head of Media, Facebook
Carolyn has spent over 20 years working in the digital space across three continents and multiple cities and has held senior roles at Mediamind (Sizmek), News Corporation (News Limited and News Digital Media), ninemsn and Microsoft MSN. Carolyn is now the Head of Media at Facebook Australia where she is responsible for partnering with agencies to grow their businesses, achieve results for clients and help scale education across the Facebook family of apps. Carolyn also runs [email protected] for Facebook Australia, which is an internal group that strives to connect, empower, and innovate and provides a source of growth and support for women and allies of all backgrounds across Facebook.
Audrey Nania, General Manager of Merchandise & Operations, DECJUBA
Audrey started her career in finance but realised quite quickly that she hadn’t quite found her calling. Jumping ship to DECJUBA HQ, she had the opportunity to join the merchandise planning team and learnt the ropes of back–end retail planning. Quickly Audrey became the merchandise guru, and now oversees the whole merchandise process and team; spreading across buying, production, quality assurance and planning. She leads a team of 50, who look after the entire product range across 120 stores in Australia and New Zealand. Audrey also works closely alongside DECJUBA in their action to #bethechange with The Hunger Project.
Mel Carrero, Marketing Manager, Spell & The Gypsy Collective
Mel worked her way from university to her dream job by essentially, creating it herself. Mel spent every weekend creating content shoots for her personal blog and connecting with people in the industry all while working a full-time corporate marketing job. After many years of hustle, Mel landed her dream job at one of Australia’s most-followed and sought-after independent fashion brands, Spell & The Gypsy Collective from Byron Bay. She has since taken the brand from strength to strength alongside the team with creative marketing and social media, producing beautiful campaigns for the brand and fostering relationships with the brand’s tastemaker network of celebrities, influencers and their wider community.