Vanessa is co- founder of Abodoo the Smart Working Career Platform with powerful matching technology that is enabling companies to hire exceptional professional talent fast and accurately from every corner of Ireland and has gone international. Launched from Gorey, Wexford where Vanessa and co-founder husband Ben Wainwright live, Abodoo has been described as the “Linkedin for Smart Workers with superior matching algorithms” giving access to great talent with less cost and time then using traditional job sites.
Vanessa holds a BCOMM in International Business and has been listed in the Top 100 All Ireland Female Entrepreneurs having first started working in Technology for Fortune 500 companies in their talent acquisition needs internationally. Having built out a remote workforce this enabled her to have more time with her young family and identify the opportunity to co-create a matching career platform that met the growing trend for smart
working and play a part in reducing carbon emissions and positive impacting people’s health and well being.
The growth in smart working where employees are empowered to work more agile whether from home, a hub or hybrid model means there is a real opportunity to support rural regeneration and attract talent back into regions with #SmartWorking.