After graduating and getting some experience under my belt, I got my role at Analytica, where the concept of PeriCoach was first brought to me. PeriCoach is a wireless insertable device that guides women in strengthening pelvic floor muscles to help reduce or stop bladder leaking. Investigating the product, I was shocked to discover that one in three women suffer from incontinence and weak pelvic floor muscles. It’s very personal and there are various stigmas attached to it, so women often isolate themselves and it can lead to depression.
The feedback we've received on PeriCoach has been fantastic. Some new mothers who weren’t able to pick up their children now can and others have gone from using 10 pads a day to almost none. The difference it has made in these women’s lives keeps me motivated.
In 2016 I was recognised by the Medical Technology Association of Australia for contributing in an exceptional way to the development of medical technology. I was absolutely blown away when I won the Outstanding Achievement Award. It showed the importance of this technology and the impact it has on women’s lives.
My advice to new graduates is don’t be scared to take a risk on a smaller company – they offer opportunities to work in different areas of the business. At Analytica I’ve been involved in marketing, clinician engagement, customer support and product development. Experience like that can really help you to advance more quickly and discover where your strengths lie. Ultimately, be flexible, open to opportunity and take your chances."