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    The Women In Tech Bucharest 2024 event, marked the inaugural gathering of the Bucharest local chapter. Hosted by LucaNet, a leading solution provider for the office of the CFO with 800 employees worldwide, the evening brought together a vibrant and enthusiastic group of women and allies from the tech industry at the Impact Hub Bucharest. The event was characterized by powerful discussions, valuable networking opportunities, and a strong desire for building a community. 

    Event Highlights 

    As the doors opened at 17:30, attendees were greeted with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The anticipation was evident as participants mingled and exchanged introductions, setting the tone for an evening of empowerment and connection. 

    By 18:00, the venue was buzzing with energy as the event officially commenced. Alexandra-Maria Dobrescu, a local leader in the WomenTech Bucharest community, remarked, "It’s incredible to see so many talented and driven women gathered here tonight. This event really shows the strength and potential of our community. I'm excited to represent WomenTech Global's efforts locally here in Bucharest.

    Panel Discussion: Decoding Success 

    One of the main highlights of the evening were the insightful discussions under the topic of "Decoding Success: Strategies for Thriving in Fast-Paced Environments” featuring three distinguished speakers: 

    👏  Dawn Marriott, Partner at Hg Capital 

    👏  Tereza Driendl, Head of Delivery at LucaNet 

    👏  Antonia Caia, Senior Delivery Manager at LucaNet 

    The speakers shared their experiences and strategies for navigating and excelling in the tech industry’s fast-paced environment. Dawn Marriott provided a comprehensive overview of a woman's journey in tech, continually advancing feminine empowerment. What resonated with many was her message: "Always believe in yourself." This powerful sentiment emphasized that everything begins with self-belief. She instilled hope that achieving both a successful career and a fulfilling family life is possible, a point highlighted during a discussion on work-life balance. Dawn also noted, "Saying yes to lots of things helps you learn new things," sharing how this strategy helped her become a successful software engineer. 

    Tereza Driendl complemented Dawn's message with a rational approach to decision-making, introducing the Decision Matrix. She shared a personal experience that changed her life, emphasizing the importance of setting clear goals and aligning decisions with them to achieve success efficiently. Tereza's insights were particularly valuable in today's information-overloaded environment, where making timely decisions is crucial. 

    Antonia Caia's presentation on imposter syndrome added another crucial piece to the puzzle. Drawing an analogy to Michael Scott from The Office, she highlighted the importance of overcoming self-doubt and building confidence. Antonia's perspective resonated with many, stressing that confidence, like Dwight Schrute's character development, is a skill to be nurtured daily. 


    Building Connections 

    Following the panel discussion, attendees had the opportunity to engage in deeper conversations with the speakers and fellow participants. The networking session was a hit, with many attendees exchanging contacts and discussing potential collaborations. Catalina Perșoiu-Focșa, another prominent local leader, reflected on the evening, saying, "The connections made here tonight are just the beginning. Events like this spark new ideas and partnerships that can drive our community forward.



    The inaugural Women In Tech Bucharest 2024 event was a resounding success, leaving attendees inspired and energized. The event not only provided valuable insights and strategies for thriving in the tech industry but also fostered a strong sense of camaraderie and support among the participants. 

    As the evening drew to a close, the sentiment was clear: this was more than just an event—it was the start of a movement. A movement that champions the achievements of women in tech and paves the way for a more inclusive and supportive industry. 

    Connect with the local WomenTech Bucharest community on LinkedIn and stay tuned for future events that continue to celebrate and empower women in technology. 
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