I am driven by people and creating positive change. If I liken that to the accelerator driving my career, then Smart Seeds was the steering wheel I needed to direct me as I found my feet in a new city and organisation.
I have found the experience of working with different people from different technical backgrounds who have been involved in all sorts of different life experiences has been really insightful and useful in my career, post Smart Seeds.
The Smart Seeds program really helped change the way I think about innovation and what it means to be “qualified”. It helped open up the possibilities in my mind around what it takes to make something real and significant happen.
Through my experience in Smart Seeds, I have a new-found respect for thinking innovatively and am now starting to look for areas where I can apply this thinking in my work.
It was invaluable watching such a passionate team bring new life and perspective to a longstanding problem.