Woman in Innovation: Dion Oxley
"To innovate you need to take risks, be creative and create something that wasn’t there before."

Each Wednesday we interview women in our community about innovation and what drives them to make a difference in their industries everyday!

Why is innovation important to you?
Innovation is daring to see the world as it could be. To innovate you need to take risks, be creative and realise something that wasn’t there before. That might not be what you at first though! That is important to me.

What drives you to make a difference? 
Quizling was solving my own problem- engaging kids – inspiring them to be curious and creators. So seeing that every day through Quizling means we are doing the right thing! It’s exciting!

Do you have any advice for getting more women into the innovation ecosystem? 
For other women… Don’t be intimidated by what you think an entrepreneur is! I have one phone and zero stilettos!
For the men we work with… Women have amazing strengths that are essential for innovation. We are great communicators, networkers, creative problem solvers and have extremely high pain thresholds!! Too often in women these traits are called other names “gossipers, chatterbox, talkers, socialising, interfering”. And as the Chinese say “we hold up half the sky” – ignore that at your own peril!

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