Melanie Power

Ambassador Global

Mel Power

Managing Director, Eight Recruitment

To me, Rare Birds is bringing entrepreneurial women together as part of a global community to raise them up, support and encourage them on their journey, to live and breath their passion and purpose and to embrace the function of mentoring.

Melanie Power has been involved in the Australian small business sector since her career kick-off in the accounting industry in 1992. She has owned and managed several other small businesses (as well as a bookkeeping practice) in the IT industry, the motorcycle industry, and finance brokerage but she always maintained a passion for software-based systems and processes for small to medium enterprises. In her current role as Head of Bookkeeping for Xero, Mel is the voice of the industry to Xero. Mel is passionate about raising the profile of bookkeepers globally and showcasing the value they bring to helping small business, especially how bookkeepers use their understanding of the financial data and to help small businesses make informed business decisions.