Janine is the co-founder and CEO of Easy Crypto, New Zealand's leading cryptocurrency trading platform. Easy Crypto now has over 150,000 customers across New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Brazil, and has recorded over $1.1 billion in sales through the platform over the past three years.

Janine has been involved in cryptocurrency since 2015, and is one of New Zealand’s most visible voices in the sector. She’s leading the charge in trying to drive collaboration between the industry, central government, and the finance sector to provide a secure, accessible crypto environment for consumers while fostering ongoing innovation and growth for the sector.

Prior to Easy Crypto, Janine worked in senior operational and people leadership positions at Air New Zealand and Westpac and also in Consulting with PwC.

Janine talks about:

  • - Starting and growing a side hustle alongside her day job
  • - The steps she took to grow her business internationally
  • - Finding the confidence to follow her interests and progress in her career
  • - Her experiences of conscious and unconscious bias

🎙 “The more that I’ve stepped into and stepped up into the roles that I’ve had thrust upon me, the more I’ve realised that I have the ability to do it and do it really well. And I think that everyone has that ability and often it’s just our confidence that’s holding us back.”

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 Janine sharing her career journey here on The Female Career website, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you like to listen to your podcasts.