Denise Mardikis


Denise Mardikis, as a 2019 Telstra graduate, has had the opportunity to work in different teams across different functions within Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra), at a time where the business was fully embracing Agile at scale. After volunteering to become an Accessibility Champion at Telstra, Denise became a member of the TelstrAbility team which focuses on improving employees’ (that live with a disability/disabilities) experience at work. 

Before completing an Executive Master of Business Administration at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology that led to employment at Telstra, Denise was working as a registered nurse and secondary school teacher. Both professions have transferable skills in the corporate world and have allowed Denise to adopt the cultural shift of working from a hierarchical model at Telstra, to a framework that involves teamwork, excellent communication, transparency, and a dedication to continuous improvement.

Denise will be co-presenting Disability inclusion in Agile work environments with Catherine Seal, Niki Petousis & Brady March

Their talk was included in our Lightning Talk Session 2 on 20 May, 2021