Gretchen has a passion for encouraging and supporting diverse people in technology. After completing a Bachelor in Operations Research she applied these skills in a variety of industries, from agriculture through to plastic surgery and even the World Rally Championships in NZ.
is the Co-Founder of The Tech Diversity Lab, an organisation that exists to help organisations build great tech teams.
Prior to this, she completed a Diploma of IT and spent time teaching web development and working in business development roles. She has been using her technology experience to help make tech a viable career option for diverse people and was pivotal in her organisation receiving a Diversity in Tech merit Award in 2019.
Gretchen hosted a panel at the inaugural Grace Hopper Conference in 2019 and she is actively involved in the tech community having hosted talks at DDD Melbourne’s 10th conference. She is also a Director of Women Who Code Melbourne, which was the fastest-growing chapter of Women Who Code worldwide in 2019.
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