Emily Entwistle is a young woman on a mission to increase gender diversity and encourage more women to pursue careers in STEM fields. Ms Entwistle was awarded the ICT Young Achiever award at the 22nd annual Women in Technology (WiT) Awards held in Brisbane.

Since then, Ms Entwistle has not slowed down. She continues to share her passion for STEM, constantly learning, and the improvement of processes in her work life. Ms Entwistle works as a Graduate Business Analyst for TechnologyOne’s Research and Development team. In her role, Ms Entwistle looks for opportunities to showcase her leadership and mentoring capability. Specifically, she passionate about encouraging more women to pursue careers in STEM fields. Along with her role as a mentor with the Tech Girls Movement, Ms Entwistle has presented to high school students and facilitated activities for the TechnologyOne STEAM lab. She has also taught an after-school programming class with Junior Engineers to encourage primary school students to pursue STEM careers.

Ms Entwistle says her role as a graduate Business Analyst sees her building well-rounded skills across several areas. “At TechnologyOne I’ve learned to follow an Agile methodology and create artefacts such as personas, scenarios, as-is and to-be process maps, strategy canvases, low and high-fidelity mocks, user stories, acceptance criteria, test plans, demo scripts, concepts presentations and handover documentation,” she said.  “Working across a range of industries has allowed me to bring the knowledge and experience I gained to my current role, where I can provide a fresh perspective to process. Working on financial software I have grasped the industry quite quickly considering this was not my educational background. I have demonstrated my aptitude by presenting an R&D Showcase on purchase card software across the business.”

Ms Entwistle decided to branch out of the typical analyst role and, instead, sought to develop her technical skills, completing the TechOne developer bootcamp on top of her expected duties. She also prides herself on taking on leadership roles at every opportunity.

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