My professional career began at a small TV station in Sydney in broadcasting.
Broadcasting, in general, is very much a male-dominated field, and women do specific roles, such as Project or Facilities Management; I was one of the few women doing a technical broadcast role. With a desire to expand my horizons and pursue new opportunities I decided to move to the US to further my career journey. Watching the evolution of automation dramatically change the manual processes of Broadcast television in a short period of time fueled my interest in Broadcast Engineering. I devoted a lot of time outside of work hours to learn all I could in the area, taking short courses and shadowing broadcast engineers at the facility. With the crazy hours and limited opportunities, my future as a broadcast engineer was not meant to be, so I set my sights on high-tech and started a position with Vubiquity as a Media Manager.
At Amdocs, women empower women
Vubiquity - an Amdocs company, exposed me to a completely different world and environment. I was surrounded by amazing women, managers, and colleagues who always asked me what I wanted to do and what I was interested in and encouraged me to do good work. I felt the focus was on my development, getting knowledge and training in my area of interest, and I customized my role accordingly. I got great mentors who helped me build my expertise. My managers always found the time to give me all the support I need to grow and learn.
Learn and never limit yourself
During my professional technology journey, I have always looked at the development cycle and sought to understand the whole process. That was the only way for me to understand my stakeholders better, and it’s one of the biggest reasons for my success in the different areas of work I chose. My inner quest of always finding an answer to “Why are we doing it this way” brought me to the world of automation and improving workflows as a Business Analyst, close to the processes. The power to make a workflow or system function better when you understand the underlying needs and requirements is something I’ve grown to really love about my work. At Amdocs, I learned how Business Development and Technology complement each other, ensuring features aren’t developed in a vacuum and deliver business/operational value.