Belle Currie – SeamlessCMS
Belle grew up in a country town in North East Victoria and finished her VCE in 2013 focusing on a balance of tech and humanities subjects. Between playing hockey and Netflix binge-sessions she also completed a Certificate in Business and accepted a job at her local council that allowed her to give something back to her community.
Her skills and experience earned her a job as Customer Success Officer with Seamless which brought her to Melbourne where she plans to continue her tertiary studies while pursuing a career in Digital Communications.
What is the most awesome thing about having a career in tech for you?
Being exposed to programs and products that are constantly evolving and changing, and being able to play with those new things and have an understanding of how they work.
As a child, did you dream of a career in tech?
I was always drawn to tech, I just wasn’t overly aware that it was a career option. As I grew older I began to play around with programs more and thought that I could see myself doing it in the future.
What’s the coolest thing you’ve done, both personally and professionally?
Professionally – traveling around the county to deliver training sessions with our program, and getting to meet some awesome people is pretty cool!
Personally, the coolest thing I have done would be when I was on the Young Endeavour just after I finished High School and got to spend twelve days on a ship with kids from all around Australia sailing from Williamstown to Port Adelaide.
Why are you passionate about diversity in technology?
I think there are a lot of stereotypes around working in technology, it’s important for young girls to know that they can do and be anything they want to as long as they put their mind to it.
What would your advice be to your 15 year old self?
You can be whatever you want to be. People might try and put you in a box or have their own opinions of what you should and shouldn’t do, but it’s your life. Make sure you’re paving it the way you want to go. Work hard, and smile lots! Be happy, and helpful. Allow yourself to be imaginative and creative, think up as many bright ideas as you can and speak up about them – don’t be afraid of having an opinion and sticking to it! Be