OneShift gets to spend the morning with Gen Z

Tuesday 26 May, 2015


From High school student to one of Australia’s ’30 Under 30’ – it’s bound to be an adventure right? OneShift’s CEO Gen George was invited to The Sunrise talk show held at the Roslyn Packer Theatre, to share her success story with high school students and inspire careers in digital, technology and entrepreneurship.  

Gen’s journey from school pupil, to globetrotter, to being the founder of award-winning employment platform OneShift is certainly colourful, and who better to share this with than the next generation of potential Mark Zuckerbergs and Steve Jobs. These students are at the crucial, and often confusing, stage in their life where they start to think about which career path to take. 

The event was sponsored by digital world leaders Google and Amazon Web Services, as well as Vivid festival and Blackbird Ventures. It was an opportunity for students to learn about the early days of Australia's great technology companies from some of Australia’s influential technology business founders. All of the speakers met for dinner the previous evening and we shared our highs and lows in working in start-ups and in our industry - the perfect compliment to a tasty meal. 

 The Sunrise was hosted by Australian mathematician and ‘Letters and Numbers’ television presenter Lily Serna. Gen kicked off the talk sessions which sparked plenty of insightful questions from our Generation Z-ers. It’s safe to say that seeing so many genuinely interested faces was inspiring in itself.


We also got to meet with the winners of the 2015 First Robotics Competition who brought along their robot companion and entertained us with a game of stacking boxes – very clever stuff and quite the mechanical masterpiece!


You can find more information on OneShift here




 Heather Doherty

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