Margaret’s career began in advertising and design, building campaigns and brands for her clients. She was drawn to her tech clients, specifically tech startups, who were defining and building new industries. She eventually made the move client-side to be more hands-on in the building. Since then, Margaret has worked primarily in technology and STEM education startup and scale-up environments, always being drawn back to the excitement of starting something new, creating and building products and industries that are on the brink of breaking into modern lives. For the past seven years, Margaret has focussed on how to get more students to enter STEM fields, specifically in exponential technology fields such as synthetic biology, nanotechnology, robotics and artificial intelligence. More recently, she has focussed on how under-employed or unemployed STEM workers can reskill or upskill to meet the growing demand for skilled workers in new technology fields.
Margaret is board chair of Chic Geek, a non-profit organization empowering women to succeed in the tech sector. She has recently been named as Chief Operating Officer of Virtual Gurus.