With Sharesies, we wanted to create financial empowerment for all, and we want to do that by giving everyone the same financial opportunities — whether you have five or five million dollars. I really care about social enterprise, and I believe that businesses should be a force for good. I want more people to have financial empowerment, and to help reduce inequality. So that is what drives me every day.
Before Sharesies, I worked in banking and tech, and had started businesses before. So it felt like everything I'd done had led me to help create this company. I grew up in almost two worlds — one where there was disposable income, and one where there were massive money struggles. So I saw the benefits cash can have in terms of opportunities you get access to, from dance class to tutoring. It provided opportunities to get ahead, or dive into what you really care about. And I saw that there needed to be change. When I started studying and learning about finance, I was like, 'Oh my gosh, nobody in my family knows this stuff'. It just felt like the joke was on us — like, ‘Oh, heaps of people who have money know these tips and tricks.’ But the information was so inaccessible, and I always thought that needed to change. I want to help people have equal access to knowledge and information.