International Women's Day 2020 - Meet the Team

8 March 2020

By Antonella Comes, CMO, Auriga

As part of International Women’s Day 2020, we spoke to some of our female colleagues at Auriga to find out their thoughts on #EachforEqual.

This is the IWD 2020 campaign theme, which comes from the idea of “Collective Individualism”, how each individual’s actions impact our wider society and collectively create a gender equal world.

For Angela Caruso, a metrics and measurement analyst, “Each for Equal” means nurturing a gender equal environment, where there’s mutual respect for one another.

I envision a future in which cultural changes will lead us to promote gender equality as a whole and encourage mutual respect. I wish for a future where men and women can live and work together, regardless of gender restrictions, to collaborate, to learn one from one another, and improve society as a whole. I also hope for women to be protagonists more and more in our society, bringing together all aspects of life, from pursuing a career to enjoying motherhood.

The fintech industry has traditionally been male dominated, but more and more opportunities are now opening up for women in tech.

Software engineers, Carmen Fioretti and Sidorela Bojaxhi, share their top tips for young girls thinking about entering the sector:

The fintech and banking world is often thought to be for men only, but this is not true. Many women have made their way into this sector. I feel that if you have a passion, if you are curious about this world, you have to hold on and move on. We need to be inventive, understand the needs of the community, and always try to be one step ahead

advises Fioretti.

Bojaxhi agrees:

Keep persisting! If you are truly interested in something  and work hard, you can achieve anything! Always try to keep a very open mind, because one thing is pretty certain: change  is constant in this industry. Every day brings a new opportunity and you have to run and catch it.

And what inspires women to join the tech industry in the first place?

Product engineer, Rosvanna D’Amico was drawn by the opportunity to work in a stimulating environment.

The competitive environment of the banking sector offers plenty of opportunities for both personal and professional growth. Working in the banking sector is versatile – it is highly motivating for people looking to develop their personality.

Whereas for Antonella Montanarella, administration and treasury manager, it was her curiosity and attraction towards an industry that is leading the global economy, which led her to her current role at Auriga.

Speaking of her achievements to-date:

I can’t quite pinpoint one achievement in particular, because what I’m most proud of is being part of a successful team dealing with constantly evolving projects.

Jessica Elorde, data scientist, shares the same sentiment as she feels that she is constantly learning on the job and developing new skills at Auriga:

Learning for me will always be an achievement. By working here, I was able to discover a whole new world that was initially beyond my imagination and comprehension. By learning, I was also able to teach others what I learnt, and together we were able to create something we are proud of.

Together these are just some of the women who define how Auriga is today – a workplace striving to be full of equal opportunities.

Find out more at https://www.aurigaspa.com/en/blog-eng/international-womens-day-2020/

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