Unveiling the Empowering Experience at the Women in Tech Conference in Amsterdam

14 Jul, 2023 | 3 minutes read

In June, the Women in Tech Conference in Amsterdam empowered and inspired women in the tech industry. Four employees from ⋮IWConnect attended, eagerly anticipating a talk by Simona Todoroska. Our team from Macedonia and Serbia also visited our Amsterdam office, connecting with the local team. Here, they share their experiences and reflections on how the event impacted their professional journeys.

Cvetanka Eftimoska

Can you share some key takeaways or lessons learned from the Women in Tech conference in Amsterdam?

  • Career Growth: The career path isn’t always straightforward. Struggles and failures are part of personal growth. Many successful women shared their journeys, emphasizing perseverance and learning from mistakes.
  • Leadership vs. Bossing: A popular topic was leadership versus bossing. Fewer women hold leadership positions. The key takeaway was the importance of speaking up and elevating teams.
  • Innovations: AI was a major focus. Speakers showed how they use AI in their companies to influence business decisions. It was inspiring to see that we implement these innovations at ⋮IWConnect. Knowing that our work aligns with top tech minds was incredible.

Did you come across any groundbreaking innovations or technologies at the Women in Tech conference in Amsterdam? If so, what were they?

AI was a significant focus among the speakers. It was intriguing to witness how they utilized AI in their companies and how it influenced their business decisions. Many new technologies and AI-related topics were discussed at the conference. It was inspiring and amazing to see that we also implement these groundbreaking innovations at ⋮IWConnect. Being alongside some amazing tech minds and feeling that my work aligns with theirs and knowing that we also utilize cutting-edge technologies was an incredible experience.

Aleksandra Stevanovich

Were there any notable keynote speakers or panel discussions at the Women in Tech conference in Amsterdam? What were the key topics discussed?

  • Keynote Speakers: Notable speakers included Melanie McGrory from AWS and Victoria Bunyard from IBM. A standout session was by Elizabeth Theophille on making significant career decisions.
  • Key Topics: The conference covered many topics, but AI was emphasized. Presentations provided valuable insights into AI’s impact on business and careers.

Did you have the opportunity to network with industry professionals and fellow attendees at the Women in Tech conference in Amsterdam? How did this networking experience impact your perspective on the industry?

I took advantage of the time after the conference to network with other attendees. It was a chance to engage with like-minded professionals and represent our company well. Conferences like these provide great opportunities to meet new people, learn about various technologies, and stay updated on trends.

Katerina Dimeska

⋮IWConnect has offices in Amsterdam. Did you manage to visit? What was the experience like visiting your company’s office in Amsterdam?

We visited our Amsterdam office and were delighted by the impressive atmosphere and familiar design. Our colleagues extended a warm welcome, making us feel at home. Despite sharing the building with other companies, the environment was friendly and engaging.

What were the highlights of the Women in Tech conference in Amsterdam?

The Women in Tech conference made a strong impression on me due to the focus on ChatGPT and advancements in AI. These topics were highlighted in every presentation and workshop. Two standout presentations explored digital identity, generative AI, and data, and AI’s role in daily life and environmental issues. I also commend our colleague Simona Todorska for her highly effective presentation at EWIT23, which sparked productive discussions.

Renata Goshevska

Can you describe the office culture and atmosphere at your company’s Amsterdam location?

The office culture in Amsterdam is lovely. You feel the spirit of ⋮IWConnect as soon as you walk in. The Amsterdam office has a familiar ambiance, ensuring a seamless experience for employees. People actively support each other, creating a friendly and cooperative atmosphere. The office is in a fantastic neighborhood, enriching the work environment and providing inspiration.

Did you have the opportunity to interact with colleagues or team members in Amsterdam? How did this enhance your connection with the company?

We got to know our colleagues better and built relationships essential for collaboration. Our Amsterdam team planned fantastic activities, allowing us to share ideas and knowledge. It was a productive trip filled with fun activities.