Amber Taylor is Co-Founder and CEO of ARA Journeys, a mobile games company weaving the digital world with te ao Māori. Inspired by and drawing on mātauranga Māori, ARA’s award-winning games use immersive technologies and artificial intelligence to promote connection, education, and exploration of the natural world.

In her broader career, Amber has over 18 years working in the tertiary sector, with 12 years of that in research and innovation of emerging technologies. Amber is also a strong advocate for growing Māori and Pasifika talent and diversity in the tech sector.

In this episode, Amber talks about:

- How she starting growing her business while still working a day job

- Stepping back in her career to get ahead

- Strategies for overcoming self-doubt

🎙 "The one thing that has really helped me through the self-doubt is being confident enough to talk about the self-doubt with people rather than sitting and stewing on it within my own head."

This episode is one of a special 5-part miniseries that we’re really proud to have developed in collaboration with Te Taurapa Tūhono, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. NZTE helps grow Kiwi companies internationally, bigger, better and faster. Each of these 5 podcast episodes brings you the inspiring story of a woman who has taken her Kiwi company to the global stage. A big thank you to NZTE for their support to bring these stories to life and if you’d like to find out more about NZTE and how they might help you grow your business go to https://bit.ly/nztewomen. We really hope you enjoy listening, and if you’d be interested in any leadership or career coaching to support your own career journey, drop us a line at hello@thefemalecareer.com.

You can listen for free to Amber sharing her career journey here on The Female Career website, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you like to listen to your podcasts.