Get to know:
Carolyn Breeze – Judge
Welcome to the Pause Awards show, where we invite past winners and future judges to talk about their journeys, inspirations and lessons learned in their professional careers. And beyond.
In this episode, George Hedon, Founder of Pause Fest and Awards, speaks with a leader in the FinTech and payment industry, Carolyn Breeze.
For more than 20 years, Carolyn has actively supported brands to amplify their presence in relevant markets, elevate their customer experience, and form long-term partnerships. Carolyn’s work within Braintree, a PayPal Service, eBay, Vodafone, and Telstra has seen her sharpen her sales, marketing, and leadership expertise and her knowledge in technology, payments, fintech and digital transformation.
“I’ve been very fortunate to be able to work with big international brands expanding into Australia and New Zealand. When you expand overseas, you see Australia as an entry market because of the language and similar consumer behaviour and tech adoption.”
Carolyn is inspired by businesses that drive inclusion by providing democratised, accessible technology and choice.
“There are two aspects that are important to me regarding diversity and inclusion. One is those companies that have the best culture… The organisations that I’ve seen this play out the best have diverse individuals, whether it be by backgrounds or skills. It’s very important that your tech company represents the community that you’re going to be offering the tech to. And the second part is the way in which tech organisations have the ability to change the way we look at diversity and inclusion. Unlike more traditional verticals, tech is leading the way on many fronts.”
We spoke about Afterpay’s exit and Carolyne’s advocacy and legacy.
“What I’ve learned from my experience is how much of an impact a great leader can have on productivity, creativity, momentum and on an organisation and individual.”Carolyn Breeze, CCO, Zepto
We spoke about the Pause Awards and which categories she prefers the most.
“I Wish I’d Done That Award category is my favourite. I love new ideas and get so inspired by entrepreneurial thinking.”Carolyn Breeze, CCO, Zepto
Watch the full interview in the video below.