As a proud Indigenous LGBTI+ man who has worked across several Telstra teams over the past nine years, I feel lucky to be working in a space I’m genuinely passionate about - diversity and inclusion.
Why? Because I have such a personal connection to it. I am heavily involved in various D&I initiatives - I sit on our Spectrum council, which is for our LGBTI+ network and I work across all aspects of Indigenous employment.
For me personally, Telstra's All Roles Flex policy (and more recently their revised Parental Leave policy), have made Telstra an appealing place to work, given that I’m not based in a major metro area and didn’t already have a Cyber Security job.
For the last five years Tara's led Telstra’s Open Source Intelligent (OSINT) unit, a specialist team that uses digital technologies and scours openly available sources of information, to find intelligence that helps protect our people and assets from malicious cyber threats and help us better understand threats to Telstra or our customers.
Working for the right employer is one the biggest components of career progression, so choosing to join Telstra was a no-brainer. I knew working here would give me the chance to be at the heart of innovation, ensuring safety, security and adoption of new technologies at scale, to drive efficiency and performance.
Ben Tudor has been part of the Telstra team for nearly seven years. He started in our Summer Vacation Program, before landing a place in our Telstra Graduate Program.