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2 women in tech: A story of change

27 apr 2022, 17:30–20:00 | Organizer: Foo Café

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Anca and Cris started as unicorns in a predominantly male-dominated technology industry. They plowed through biases and inequality to get to where they are. In this event they will give their perspectives on why, and how, they believe that they have succeeded!

Anca and Cris started as unicorns in a predominantly male-dominated technology industry. They plowed through biases and inequality and it seems like they made it. How? Were they lucky or they find some strategies?

They want to share what they learned on the way with you. It will be a quite practical presentation with learnings from their journeys, some data, but predominantly, there will be some tips on how to cope with unfair situations you may be experiencing in your everyday life and many ideas on how to better your surroundings. 
Regardless of gender, we all can make it. There is hope and we, all together, can change the world.

Please note that we are all biased, so this presentation will be valuable to you regardless of which gender you choose to identify with.

**This event will also be live-streamed on YouTube, so anyone can watch it here without signup: https://www.youtube.com/FooCafeOrgMalmo/live

Cris Vega – Spanish and mother of 2 cute little monsters, Cris holds a Master in Computer Science. She has worked as a programmer, project manager, director, VP of engineering and currently she is working as Technical Executive Producer at IOI interactive - all this experience gives her a 360 view of what software development and technology are about. Most of her experiences are within the video game industry, but she has also worked in retail companies such as IKEA.
Cris also engages in different volunteer initiatives and mentorship programs with the hope of making the world of technology more diverse, inclusive and accessible.

Anca Iordanescu is VP Engineering, at IKEA Digital Group. In this role, Anca is leading together with her team the design and delivery of tech solutions to create the digital backbone of IKEA RETAIL
Before joining Ikea, Anca has been leading IT transformations at Maersk Line, in Copenhagen. She also worked 15 years in the telecom industry, at Ericsson and Sony Mobile, in different roles from SW engineer to SW Manager. Having a strong technical background (PhD in Computer Science), working in telecom, she found her passion in developing and implementing the most cutting-edge technologies that have changed people's lives for good.
Before joining the IT world, she worked as Teaching Assistant at University of Bucharest, holding courses in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer science.
Her favorite saying is "Eyes on the stars, feet on the ground!".

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