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  • Writer's pictureAlexandra Ciobotaru

Navigating a career path in tech. The importance of female role models.

Updated: Apr 2, 2021

In March 2021, I was invited by Talent Garden to join a special event on International Women's Day where we would discuss my career path and lessons from creating Femme Lead. The conversation was hosted by Noa Segre, Corporate Transformation Senior Strategist at Talent Garden, who shared insights from her experience in technology and innovation from startups and over 10 years of experience in one of Israel’s leading Venture Capital funds.

Below you can find the full session on Yotube, but here are some key takeaways from my presentation:

Your worth is not attached to a job: this is a dangerous game to play. Remind yourself you are enough. I encourage you all to take the time to reflect on your worth from a personal perspective, and not identify yourself to a company, but rather to a mission.

Ask yourself: What is the mission that I want to work towards?

Set your own pace. It is never too late or too early. Often times in our career path we feel that we are not there yet and that we should have been. It’s also important to understand that you have your own pace and that you perform best regardless of the timing of others. You do not need to hurry if you are not ready.

Advice: Just take the first step, start and see where that takes you.

Don’t compare your chapter 1 with someone else’s chapter 10.

if you are in your first years in a career path or the first months in a new job, but you compare your results with the results of someone who has done years of training, well things will look differently for you.

Advice: Be conscious of this idea & focus on your plan.

Choose your battles. This one is about picking what you decide to move forward in a work or life setup: it’s important to make a decision, and choose what you want to be invested in, versus what you do not mind letting be.

Advice: Recognize that we cannot win on all fronts.

Take responsibility for your life. Often times we give away our power. We think that everything that happens needs to come from the outside, when in reality, we decide how we react to a situation.

Advice: Ask for exactly what you want. Do not give your power away.

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