Anthea Oon (DeSyllas), one of the Women in Data Ambassadors on her life and working as Head of Solutions at Money Dashboard.
Head of Solutions Career path
I knew what I didn’t want to do but not what I did! I joined a graduate programme at L’Oreal straight from university and whilst working in market research there I was presented to by a company called dunnhumby. The rest, as they say, is history.
Head of Solutions Changes and Challenges
Flexible working – enabling women to better manage their hectic home lives alongside the demands of work.
Having a degree is not the only way but it definitely still helps. There is definitely space for women entrepreneurs and we need more.
Most leadership teams/boards I see in our industry are particularly vanilla. We need more diversity in these teams – more diversity in thinking, leading to better, high performing, successful teams.
Head of Solutions Advice
Do what you love and feel passionate about – don’t let anyone tell you you can’t. There are too many people out there who hate what they do which is a travesty, as work takes up such a big part of your life. Focus on something that you’re happy to get out of bed for!
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Head of Solutions