About

Thanks for checking me out!

The gist…

Hey I’m Tharini Rouwette and have been calling Australia my home for over 10 years now and currently live in Melbourne, Victoria. Professionally, I live at the intersection of sustainability, media, and technology and currently work for start2see, a niche consultancy focusing on life cycle assessments and am a board member of Teachers on Wheels; a non-profit dedicated to providing mobile education to children in remote parts of the world. I also volunteer for a number of tech organisations, run my own podcast, OZgirl Politics and my own tech vlog called Tech Bacon (TBA).

My professional experience…

I have over 15 years of experience as a senior business development and marketing professional and have worked in a broad scope of industries ranging from creative agencies, tourism to digital media and healthcare SAAS technology. Some prominent corporate clients I have procured and worked for include Amazon Web Services, Facebook, DBS Bank Singapore, Roche Pharmaceuticals and Singtel Optus, just to name a few. I have demonstrated to have strong stakeholder engagement/influencing skills, especially at C-level. I am politically astute and have the ability to align stakeholders to a common vision- a skill that I have honed thanks to the various C-level mentors I encountered throughout my career.

My passion…

I am hell-bent on getting more women engaged in technology and politics. Some of my passion projects to help with my endeavor are as follows:

  • Determined Us – A pre-seed stage NFP to review large companies based purely on diversity metrics (it’s still a work in progress)
  • Allies in Politics – A podcast where I try and make politics less scary and provide information on how women and migrants in Australia can get politically involved

For more information on all my current and upcoming passion projects, please visit My Hussels