Being a Woman in IT:
From Competition to Empowerment
Covert competition, which is especially relevant within the IT sphere, obstructs women from leveraging equal opportunities to thrive. Of course, the workplace is a competitive environment, but other colleagues may also be the greatest support for women. Moreover, today's woman must successfully manage her competitive feelings and, at the same time, navigate the competitive aspirations of other people. How to handle it? Learn about it from experienced women leaders during the panel discussion.


5 speakers from 5 countries
it will help to think outside the box, and have a complete picture of how women leaders with different backgrounds cope with competition and take benefits from it. Soak up their experience.
4 pillars
that will help women to handle competition: network, communities, inspiration from mentors and role models, and self-esteem. Learn how to improve.
2.5 times fewer
women embrace technical and engineering roles. One of the reasons is the challenging environment and competition. Let's learn how to eliminate its bad influence and spearhead on an equal footing with men.
The event video recording will be interesting for women holding or willing to hold Middle and Senior positions in IT. The working language is English.


Anna Doroshenko
VP Technology at Innovecs. Anna has 20 years of experience in the global technology business embracing executive roles in such companies as Microsoft Corporation, EPAM, SoftServe, Luxoft, etc. Her key professional advantages and expertise are business development, product, program and project management, and business consulting.
Joanna Prieto
Co-Founder, and President of Geek Girls organization. Joanna is an international speaker, coach, and mentor with 250 hours of speaking. Consultant for more than 10 years for different Colombian companies and has received several awards and recognitions in Colombia, Spain, India, Egypt, and the United States.
Médea Baccifava
Co-Founder of CraftHub, a Hungarian IT event management company. She has been building up international conferences and hackathons for 4000+ attendees yearly. She has worked in marketing, consultancy, and event organizing in Italy, Singapore, and Hungary.
Daniela Mariscu
VP Entrepreneurship at PWN Romania organization. Daniela also holds investments as an angel investor and lead investor in more than 10 companies from various fields. She was a juror in the popular business reality TV series Shark Tank.
Monika Deręgowska
Account Manager at SoDA Polish association. She was an organizer and speaker at the largest conference for the IT industry in Poland — SoDA Conference 2022, which was attended by five hundred people at the management level.
Ivanna Pidborska
Moderator. Communications Specialist at Innovecs. Ivanna has been interviewing women leaders for 3 years. She interviewed celebrities and led her rubric for 1+1 TV, one of the most famous Ukrainian TV channels. Ivanna's also a creator of the YouTube channel DeYak about famous Ukrainians abroad.


How to break the cycle of women's competition at work. What are the hidden cons of competition?
Network and communities. How the right circle can help you to uplift yourself
Inspiration from mentors and role models. Where to find them, how to ask them for help and how to become a role model
Self-esteem. Its impact on the level of competition. How to raise self-esteem

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