We continue our March Technology series with an interview with Jessica Wilson, who recently stormed into the tech world with the creation of her app Stashd.
What we love about Jess is her openness, and absolute commitment to creating a cutting edge app, building it from the ground up. Read on more to find out about one of Australia’s newest tech stars!
What is one thing that we don’t know about your career?
Jessica: I am not a techie and I am the CEO of a tech company! This is something that people find it hard to wrap their heads around. The idea is that I really know the industry that I am working in [the fashion industry], and I use tech as an enabler, rather than just throwing tech at things because that is the thing to do right now.
What is one thing that you can share about your day-to-day life?
Jessica: As founder of a start up, life is really up and down. I think a lot of people have founders bipolar! You need to learn how to manage your state, how you are going to take on all of these challenges and how you will cope mentally. Something that I have found helpful is daily meditation. It is so important to ground yourself to what is actually happening, a lot of people don’t voice how hard it really is! You see all the perks in the media, with that is a lot of hard work and you have to figure out how you manage yourself mentally.
What is your personal philosophy?
Jessica: I grew up on a farm in Coffs Harbor and have always believed that you are able to create your own opportunities. A lot of people think “Oh this happened to me, poor me”. I think you can create your own life, put yourself in the right opportunities and dictate what you do more than people think you can.
What is one piece of technology that you can’t live without?
Jessica: Stashd! But asides from Stashd, I am tied to my iPhone and laptop!
Don’t miss out on our full interview with Jessica Wilson to find out how she went from being told that she “didn’t have a career in fashion” in her, to changing the way we shop online.