Vanessa served as the 2019-2020 AITD NSW Divisional Council President and was a 2020 finalist in The Empowered Woman Leadership Awards 2020 for the Leadership Institute.

She began her professional career in 2003 in Human Resources for major sporting, music and car racing events, transitioning into learning and development in 2006, working in several instructional design and training management roles in the corporate sector for organisations with 500 to +100,000 employees. To feed her passion for learning since 2018, she started training academy while continuing working in the corporate space as a Learning and Development Manager.
Her qualifications include Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Development); Facilitation Accreditation in Situational Leadership II with Blanchard International Australia, Certificate IV Training and Assessment, Cert IV in Small Business, Cert II in Graphic Design and Australian Film Base Short Film Director along with several eLearning and Instructional design courses offered in the industry.