Global Women in Tech offline launch at How to Web

How to Web is the most important event in web business and technology in South-Eastern Europe.  For two full days, How to Web brings under the same roof leading innovators, entrepreneurs & professionals for hands-on talks on products, business, tech innovations, and global web trends.

At its 8th edition, Global Women in Tech took the floor, for the first time, within the Tech Leadership panel focused on Diversity, Inclusion & Innovation, moderated by Steliana Moraru (Head of Marketing and Strategy GWiT).

Simona Șandru - President and Founder GWiT:

“Women are underrepresented in numbers, in companies. We all know and the studies already showed that diverse teams perform better. This leads to innovation, to progress”.

Focusing on Romania, the numbers show that in our country, we have a number of women in technology above the average and also women have above the average salaries. But when it comes to integration of women in the workforce, we come with an interesting legacy. Looking at demographics, women need to start the training as soon as possible, even earlier than university, in order to get help with vocational training.

Read the entire article here.

miercuri, noiembrie 21, 2018Steliana MoraruNo comments

Steliana Moraru, OTP Leasing: Gradul scazut de predictibilitate si un flux constant de schimbari franeaza dezvoltarea in piata de leasing

Lucrez intr-o companie dinamica, pentru care 2017 a insemnat o relansare si o oportunitate de crestere, din toate punctele de vedere. Ma bucur ca am avut oportunitatea sa impartesc ce a insemnat din punct de vedere al businessului si cel operational anul trecut pentru #otpleasingromania

Cu un nou CEO, @Toni Tataru, ce a venit cu o viziune fresh si inovativa, o echipa consolidata, am investit in diversificarea si adaptarea portofoliului de produse de leasing financiar la cerintele actuale ale pietei, in digitalizarea procedurilor si proceselor si am marit echipa cu noi specialisti-cheie. Aceste schimbari au insemnat, din punct de vedere financiar, cu 109% mult business generat in 2017 comparativ cu anul 2016. In industria in care activam, ultimii 3-4 ani ne-au aratat ca domeniul leasingului are capacitatea de redresare si de a-si mentine ritmul de crestere. Vorbim in prezent de o piata matura, atat din perspectiva clientilor, cat si cea a companiilor din domeniu. Lucram cu clienti din ce in ce mai selectivi, cu cerinte mult mai specifice, care vad leasingul ca o oportunitate pentru cresterea businessului.

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miercuri, septembrie 12, 2018Steliana MoraruNo comments

How I got job Interview - “I’m Not A Big Fan Of Romanticised Career Stories,Most Of The Times We Are Talking About A Combination Of Hard Work, Drive, Good Compromise And Ambition”

How Was Your University Time?

I have very fond memories of my time as a student at the National University of Political Science and Administration, one of the best colleges in my native country, Romania. The professors, the topics and, most important, the access to numerous extra-curricular activities paved my way to the professional I am today.
These memories include my first official job, my time as a volunteer for several local and international nonprofits, and the first open door in the tech world. Actually, it was in my second year of University when I discovered my interest in technology, during my time within the Ministry of Communication.
During University, I’ve worked on several projects about e-government, having the advantage of catching a glimpse into a future that I’ve only read in sci-fi books and contributing to very forward-thinking projects. Later on, I’ve joined an organization working in e-government research and I’ve been part of 2 regional studies on the topic, which also gave me the possibility to be a speaker twice at the World Summit on Information Society.
What I would like to emphasize about my University time, something I’ve become very supportive for is that each student should have at least a community project or a volunteer experience during their college years, even from a younger age. It’s such a transformative period, and it’s the perfect time to experiment, to be curious and to shape your leadership skills, without most of the job/career precision that comes afterward.
I always encourage my students from the Leadership seminar I’ve taught to seek out the balance between enjoyment and achievement, even if sometimes might be hard to balance classes with other projects. It’s my true belief that only the ones who go for that extra mile reach to the top, so why not start early? 

Read the full interview here