“Today technology belongs to everyone and for everyone”

On November 15 at 6:00 p.m., the Club Diario de Mallorca hosts the 22′ Mueres Tech Innovation Forum. Sponsored by CaixaBanch, this meeting space presents different leaderships led by women in the technological environment. will participate in the event Patricia Nunezdirector of products and operations of Lenovo Iberia; pink dayz, director of the National Observatory of Technologies and Society; Patricia Urbezgeneral manager of the public sector at Fujitsu Spain; Dolores Ordonez, vice-president of Turistec and director of Anysolution; Patricia RosselloCEO of Roibos; Palmyra Munoz, Chief Technology Officer at H+K Strategies Spain; Mary Cruz RiveraRegional Director of CaixaBank, and Marisa Gonidirector of Diario de Mallorca.

We begin with Patricia Núñez this series of interviews with some of the speakers to learn more about their experience during their training and entering the labor market.

Are we doing enough to awaken female vocations in technology and science?

For some years they have been working on this line and, above all, the role of women in management positions in these sectors is made much more visible and how this positively impacts the company. Several initiatives have emerged and are leading to changes around female vocations. This does not mean that it is not necessary to continue working in this direction.

What was your experience as a student?

When I was studying my vocation, it did not come to me through any referent. I always wanted to be an airplane pilot or an engineer. I studied at the technological high school because numbers and science have always been what I liked. The truth was very clear to me. When I was older I had already decided which pilot I wasn’t going to be, and I don’t regret my decision, although I still think it would have been interesting, and I studied telecommunications engineering . And that was something unusual for me, because everyone was devoted to the world of letters.

In terms of equality, what environment did you find in university classrooms?

When I arrived at university, I was very surprised that there were quite a few women, unlike what happens in other fields of engineering. In my Teleco promotion, I was much more egalitarian. For the record, when I finished my studies, the men’s toilets which were bigger when I arrived at the university ended up for women because of the large number of girls there were. As for the environment, it was very diverse and tolerant. The truth is that my college experience does not match the numbers and statistics that exist in other engineering careers.

When you entered the world of work, what situations did you have to face?

I joined the world of work in Paris, at SFR, operator of the Vodafone group, in the transmission department. This department was quite technical and ideal for an engineer specializing in telecommunications systems. They therefore contacted me from Acer for a rather elitist project which integrated profiles of young graduates into the company, rotating for several years alongside senior managers from different divisions in order to achieve total immersion in their company and in their international network. It was then that I accepted this position in Milan at Acer, with a business-oriented activity totally different from what I knew, but keeping my link with the technological world. When I arrived in Milan I was the youngest of all. It could have been more difficult, but the truth is that I arrived determined to do things to the best of my ability and thus earn the respect of my colleagues. It’s true that I arrived in a somewhat privileged situation, because of the project I was part of, which gave me a lot of visibility internally, but it’s also true that they gave me nothing. and that my efforts have made me grow in the company, going through various positions and in different countries, including Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

In your case, you also just moved into a management position, how did that go?

This international experience led me to lead a local team in the UK and from there I jumped to Lenovo, to lead a team in the Iberian Peninsula, in an industry where men stand out in numbers. I was a woman, a 30-year-old director and, as in the past, the youngest of my entire team. At first, my colleagues were shocked that I was in such a position of responsibility at such a young age, but I quickly gained a reputation that allowed me to continue to grow.

Is the idea that technology is a man’s business still entrenched?

I definitely think not. Today, technology belongs to everyone and for everyone. An exciting world full of possibilities and making incredible experiences possible. At Lenovo, one of our main goals is to make technology much smarter and easier to use so that it is available to everyone, no matter where or how.

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