Women In Digital – Melanie Yencken – Schibsted Media Group

Schibsted Media Group is a global media agency with employees in 30 countries. Their aim to is to become a global leader in their fields and have an ambitious strategy to achieve this.

Today we are joined by Melanie Yencken who heads up Schibsted’s UX teams for their New Marketplace products. Melanie is an award winning multidisciplinary designer originally from Melbourne, Australia. Melanie is also founder and coordinator of the ever growing group LondonTechLadies the group holds regular sessions focused on career development, confidence building, healthy work/life balance and building a professional network. Melanie is a real champion of women in digital and it is an absolute pleasure to discuss the topic with her!

Part one of Melanie’s women in digital vlog we get more of an insight into LondonTechLadies and hear how Melanie started off in the digital industry.

In the second instalment of our women in digital mini-series with Melanie Yencken, who heads of the New Marketplace UX teams at Schibsted Media Group, we discuss career highlights and how young people can be better prepared for leadership roles.

Part 3 of Melanie Yencken’s women in digital vlog hears what tactics Schibsted have in place to encourage more women into the digital industry and how Melanie would boost the population of women in digital. We also get some sound advice on how to climb to the top of the industry, very much like Melanie herself.

In the final instalment of Schibsted’s Head of UX Melanie Yencken we talk grad schemes, their structure and how you would go about applying for one at Schibsted Media. We also touch upon gender inequality and whether Melanie has ever experienced or encountered this in a working environment as well as discussing what areas of digital would be great to focus your career on.

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