"Why aren't more women applying to our job offers?" was the question Aude Castonguay had for the HR team when revising potential Application Specialist candidates. Aude joined the S3D team in the Fall of 2019, becoming the company's fifth employee, and the first woman to join the team.
She fell into a leadership role quite naturally, being of regular support to the applications team and becoming the most familiar face amongst clients. She's pierced in both the extremely technical role that is to create client workflows and onboard them, and the project management role that is of setting clear and realistic goals and meeting client expectations. As the team continues to grow, we've decided it was imperative to outline her success, her aspirations, and just how she manages to pull off the impossible every single day.
What is your role?
I lead the integration team. My role is to translate clinical, mechanical and aesthetic client requirements into software requirements for our team. I am then in charge of developing and putting in place a solution.
What does a typical day look like?
In a day, I alternate between coordinating with my team, communicating with clients, and advancing the team development of their product workflows that we deliver.
What is your favorite thing about your job?
Teamwork. Each day, there's a new technological challenge. It's stimulating, and it requires us to innovate constantly. By working together, we are able to find creative and efficient solutions so much faster.
What do you do on your off-days?
I love to read and play video games. I spend time with friends and family. In the summer, I'm always on my bike, wandering around town.
If you had one advice to give yourself the day you joined the team, what would it be?
What are your hopes for the future?
I hope that the work we do at Shapeshift will allow access to health services and products that are better adapted and more performing. It's a huge dream, but I know we're getting closer to it everyday.