This is Anna Rozhkova. Anna moved to Sydney from Moscow in 2015, without having ever visited Australia before! She’s one of several people I know to have done this.
Anna worked in events and advertising back home, and quickly transferred her organisation skills and quality Russian education, to an IT Project Management role at one of the big four banks.
It takes a certain boldness and bravery to leave your country of birth and start a-new. The kind of optimism, ambition and drive required to leave everything seems to be a good foundation success. We’re all fortunate to live in a country full of opportunity, and I think that outsiders who settle here can sometimes appreciate that more than we do.
Anna came to the studio last month for some fresh headshots to update her LinkedIn profile. She chose the more businesslike shot below for her profile pic, but the smiling one is my favourite.