Women at Elabor8
Paul Velonis, Founder and Executive Director, Elabor8
“I joined the team at Elabor8 for several reasons but basically I wanted “oxygen” you know the type of jobs we end up in where there is no real air to grow, so I overcame my inertia and moved. It’s nice to be appreciated for what you can do and the fact you can develop further.
On the first day, I was straight out at a client site, I love thinking on my feet and adapting quickly to new environments. This is why I feel not only does Elabor8 value me for what I can do but they also acknowledge that we all grow and develop further skills as we progress.”
“I started my career in software development, coding in the basement of Melbourne University’s Computer Science lab. I loved the intellectual challenge of complex mathematical problem solving, the elegance and logic of technology. Today I lead companies on their Agile Transformations. Over the years I’ve learned that the most important skills aren’t technical, they’re courage, confidence and entrepreneurialism.
Elabor8 are a stand-out consultancy in this space and it’s such a pleasure to work with a group of intelligent and influential people… who in my opinion are super cool.”
“A question I asked in my interview was about the number of female consultants employed at Elabor8, which was more than 40% at that point in time. It was important to me to work with an organisation that recognised that the gender imbalance in the technology sector is a problem, and is making a concerted effort to get that balance right.
Since joining Elabor8, I’ve been involved with a change initiative called BOLDMoves where we are collaborating with Vic ICT for Women and working with other organisations in Melbourne to increase gender diversity in tech. It is a great opportunity to connect with people who share my passion, and work towards real and lasting social change happen.