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Meet the good bunch—Melissa

Meet the good bunch

We chat to Sharesies’ Social Media Executive, Melissa, about the different hats she wears as part of her role, how she’s investing towards her parents’ retirement nest egg, and more!

28 February 2022

3 min read

Selfie of Melissa.

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m Melissa and I’m the Social Media person at Sharesies! When I’m not dreaming up content in my mind or filming Instagram Reels, I’m working on making Sharesies an even more diverse and inclusive space for our team and community with our Belonging & Equity working group. Outside of work, I like working on multiple projects focused on building diversity within my community—and beyond!

What were you doing before Sharesies?

I’ve always loved the social media and marketing space. Before Sharesies, I was looking to step into a role where I could have full creative freedom to dream up a brand’s social media presence. I also wanted to be able to work collaboratively with experienced team members who could support me navigate the investing and financial space—so Sharesies was the perfect fit!

What made you want to be a part of Sharesies’ journey?

From the job ad to the interviews, I was inspired all the way through and floored with the empathetic and understanding nature of the team. Sharesies is truly a place that follows through with its values. I love how we have multiple opportunities to learn, grow, and make mistakes along the way! I also fell in love with our mission, and how we aren’t here to overwhelm but to empower people from all walks of life on their investing journey.

What does a typical Sharesies day look like for you? 

As our only social media person here in Australia, I wear many hats! 🤠 A typical day includes checking our inbox on social media, and getting back to current and potential investors. Then it’s back to the drawing board to strategise and create content for the month ahead. 

As with other businesses, Sharesies is constantly evolving, so it’s important to keep a finger on the pulse of any major happenings in the financial markets or wider industry. Three days a week I also work with the Investment and Content team to post Lunch Money and Market Update slides on our Instagram Stories! 

What excites you about working at Sharesies?

I love knowing that the content I create and the team I’m working with are all committed to educating, empowering, and uplifting investors to build their financial futures.

As someone who has witnessed people close to me lose everything financially, it’s inspiring and motivating to see a company put investing accessibility at the forefront of everything they do. In the future, I hope to hear stories of people from all ages and backgrounds who started their wealth development journey on the platform. It makes me so excited to keep doing the work I do!

Are you personally investing towards anything specific? 

I live with quite sick parents so I would love to be able to help them retire with a nice nest egg before they have trouble enjoying this wonderful world we live in. I find auto-invest helps me stick to my investing strategy so I can work towards my nest egg without having to place multiple calendar reminders!

What’s your aspiration for the future?

I’m very career focussed and am always dreaming, learning, and putting plans into action. At Sharesies, I’ve been given so many opportunities to learn alongside the work I do. I’ve even enrolled in a financial course to deepen my understanding of the investing space—thanks Sharesies! I eventually hope to build my portfolio, continue to invest, and semi-retire where I can continue to work on my passions. 🏖

I’d also love to see the Sharesies platform become a one-stop-shop for all things investing, and empower all Australians to build their financial future. 

Ok, now for the legal bit

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