Jessica Robins

YWLIAI Ambassador and Community Leader

I'm a big believer in taking advantage of opportunities and seeing where they take you.

My Story

My path into tech was a bit windy, but I’m so glad I found my way here. I’m a big believer in taking advantage of opportunities and seeing where they take you. In retrospect, I wouldn’t have gotten to where I am today without a number of circumstances coming my way and me running with it. I have failed, taken risks and learnt something every day.

A little bit about my background, and how I came to enter the world of tech:
I studied chemical engineering as an undergraduate, then travelled abroad to the USA in the fall of 2015 and later interned at a geotechnical laboratory. After I graduated, I secured a role working as an R&D Tax consultant at PWC, one of the Big Four professional services firms. At the same time, I was interested in the world of startups, regularly attending meetups for people interested in this space, and this is where I met my current boss. Intrigued by her role, I reached out to her to have coffee, which resulted in an opportunity to begin my current career in Customer Experience (CX), where I have worked for two years, and am now managing projects for ASX-listed mining companies for our Saas platform.

Currently I work as a Project Manager for a data management software company called Obzervr. In the coming years, I plan to continue growing Obzervr, its team and customer base. Working at Obzervr has taught me the value of mentors. In any career, feeling supported is critical to improvement, which is why I am involved with the Young Women Leaders in Al. For me, being a Community Leader is about making sure that other younger women are exposed to a range of high-impact industries and the opportunities they offer. Diversity in tech and Al is an area that desperately needs greater diversity, so becoming part of the Young Women Leaders in AI Program has been a very rewarding experience so far.