In tech industry, companies have been working towards gender diversity for decades. However, women currently remain highly under represented in leadership positions in tech companies. Companies are facing the risk of losing women in leadership and future women leaders.
There are various reasons for this such as taking less risk, less confidence, work life balance and gender prejudices.
In this speech I would like to focus on what can we do as individuals. What are the messages we need to tell ourselves and women around us.
I would like to share some of my personal reflections and key learning points from my leadership journey such as focusing on your values, noticing your fears and actively working on them, being vulnerable, importance of teamwork and networking.
Rabia Dogan is head of digital design at automotive radar development at Infineon, in Graz, Austria. She graduated in Electronics Engineering in 2008 in Turkey. Afterwards, she completed her MSc in Electronics Engineering in Linkoping University in Sweden, specializing in System on Chip. In addition, she worked as research engineer in IMEC in Leuven, Belgium and worked with resistive memories. Creating a strong background in Semiconductors and microelectronics, Rabia has continuously been developing several years of professional experience in Turkey, Sweden, Belgium and Austria working in the field of passive keyless entry systems, immobilizers,3D imagers and RADAR systems contributing to the digital design, concept and verification of new products.
Rabia is one of the founders of Women in Engineering community in Graz. She is actively working towards a more diverse work environment in high tech companies. Women currently remain highly underrepresented in leadership positions in tech companies. Companies are facing the risk of losing women in leadership and future women leaders. There are various reasons for this such as taking less risk, less confidence, work life balance and gender prejudices. Rabia will share some of her personal reflections and key learning points from her leadership journey.