"Sometimes the most amazing opportunities are in literally the most unexpected places."

We really hope you enjoy listening to the career story of Emily Henlein on The Female Career podcast.

Emily is Executive GM of Design and Research with Xero. She’s based here in NZ and manages a rapidly expanding international team across North America, Europe and APAC. Emily is originally from the US and she started her career with Amazon, before moving to join Microsoft and later joining US department store chain Sears as part of their technology turnaround. She’s passionate about user experience, product design and putting the customer at the centre. In 2019 she moved to New Zealand with her kiwi husband, hoping to put into practice her yoga training as a teacher and enjoy a peaceful life. Her plans were frustrated by the opportunity of creating a global design team for Xero!