Technology is woven into everything, so in our digital age it isn’t hard to find women who excel in careers in science, engineering and technology.
Today we are interviewing our talented professional, Giuseppina Senzatela. She is our highly skilled Business Integration Sr. Manager and a fine example of an employee who brings hard work and passion to the workplace.
What were your earliest interactions with technology?
Since my university years (more or less 20 years ago), I really loved computers, even if they intimidated me at the same time (I wondered if I would really have succeeded in that field and made the best out of it.) In those days, the digital world was an unexplored land. The ease of connecting with others through emails was thrilling. Nowadays, I consider our kids’ generation much more tech-savvy and smart, given that children easily approach technology.
“…business doesn’t exist without technology and vice versa, they must co-exist.”
What was your study and career path and how did you end up at Neomobile?
I graduated in Telecommunications Engineering, a branch of Electronic Engineering.
In general, I’ve always had a passion for ‘hacking’ things, which I inherited from my father.
Before Neomobile, I worked at an ICT consulting company for many years where I had the chance to work on different projects, from Web portals to VOIP Service Providers. I also had the chance to contribute my talent in many work environments such as ministries, public offices, and private firms.
I learned about Neomobile on Monster, a famous website for jobs research.
Between tech and business, how do you describe your role in the company? What’s your favorite part about it?
When I started at Neomobile, my role was very technical during the first several years. Our technology platform was my faithful companion, for many years. Today, my job is more business oriented but it’s still linked to technical aspects. My role is a “bridge” between business and technology. The skills that I developed during my career are crucial in order to identify and suggest the best business solutions.
It’s very hard to pick just one favorite part of my job. I am not a pure technician anymore because I really want to focus on business too, discovering its world, its strategies and its dynamics: the ones that make a company grow every day. In any case, business doesn’t exist without technology and vice versa, they must co-exist.
You are a Sr. Manager with a busy schedule. How do you manage your work-life balance?
It’s an everyday challenge! I try to give my best both to my family and my career. My daughter understands that I have responsibilities and duties, and that I am involved in something very big: she feels very proud and even a little jealous. It’s normal and I compensate by dedicating my free time to her so that we have our own special moments.
Aside from the obvious technical skills, are there any other skills that are important to have if you’re interested in working in technology?
Above all, curiosity and continuous learning are fundamental. You also need to have an open attitude and be willing to understand the world we live in. In these years, technology has moved so fast. It’s like we are always running towards a train leaving the platform. It’s so important to get yourself out of your comfort zone, continuously look for more and never taking things for granted.
“I also dealt with military institutions and the mistrust was noticeable. In any case, these experiences made me stronger. I grew up as a professional, and I demonstrated my value with action, not with words.”
What challenges, if any, do you face being a woman in technology?
Sometimes I had to face shyness from my previous colleagues, especially during my years as an ICT consultant. I also dealt with military institutions and the mistrust was noticeable. In any case, these experiences made me stronger. I grew up as a professional, and I demonstrated my value with action, not with words.
How do you see the future of women in tech?
I believe women are a lot more interested in the tech world today, and I see no difference between men and women in terms of capabilities. Many walls have tumbled down since the tech field began. The job and skill market has evolved over the years, so it’s difficult to predict what the future will be like.
What’s our Project Manager Europe, Aurora Attanasio’s, point of view? Read her interview about Neomobile’s Women in Tech, and stay tuned for the next one!
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