Lisa Moore | Eko
We loved chatting with the fantastic Lisa Moore, Head of UK & Ireland at Eko, all about empowering women with tech, her love of rugby and admiration for Anne Frank. ????
Complete this huggg sentiment… ‘My first love is me because…’
‘I’m thoughtful, dependable, and a complete go-getter!’
Tell us a bit about where you work?
Eko is the all-in-one platform for businesses that brings teams together, transforms internal communications and helps employees achieve more. It has over 500,000 paid users in Asia and last year we landed substantial funding, which is enabling Eko to expand in Europe, which is where I come in.
What is it about your job you are most passionate about?
I love using technology to simplify work! I help businesses realise that they don’t need several IT systems and apps to stay productive… As a result, they reduce the amount of tools they use. The best part of my job is knowing that I’ve helped firms save energy, time, and money by consolidating five or six tools into one. That, for me, is a win for the client and the environment. ?
Among other sectors, I work with the HR industry a lot. It’s one of the few industries that’s literally driven by women, and I like the idea of empowering women with technology!
Did you want to work in technology when you were a young girl?
I didn’t really know, but as a kid puzzles and nature were a favourite pastime of mine — I liked finding patterns and piecing things together. My interests spurred a natural curiosity for anything technical and an affinity for helping others find answers.
It lead me to a career in sales which, I think, is one of the most rewarding careers any of us can have. Eko actually pays me to help others solve problems using a technology that can reduce environmental impact.
When you’re not working, where might we find you?
I’m a huge Saracens fan. ? Rugby really is a great sport with an extremely diverse fanbase. The camaraderie is extraordinary.
If you could make one change in the world what would it be?
I would outlaw plastics. We’re doing damage beyond repair.
Can you remember your first huggg?
Yes, a colleague sent me a huggg to wish me luck ahead of a meeting. A lovely little message with a nice cup of coffee, it was just what the doctor ordered to brighten up my cold, rainy day.
I love the way huggg turns human kindness into a tangible item that brings immediate joy to someone’s day.
We, of course, have to ask: if you could choose anyone to huggg this International Women’s Day, who would you choose?
This is a tough one but I’d have to nominate Anne Frank. A young lady, full of strength, optimism, wisdom, patience, and compassion beyond her years. She taught me to never give up and to always look for the good in others. Her views on diversity and gender equality were spot on.
This quote, in particular, struck a chord, “Soldiers and war heroes are commemorated and honoured, martyrs are revered and explorers given immortal fame, yet how many people look upon women as soldiers too?”
For me, Anne was not only a soldier, she was a hero.?