Future Collars: Magda, in our conversation, you emphasized that the current world is experiencing a leadership crisis. Can you elaborate on this thought?
Magda Dziewguć: We are currently witnessing a massive leadership crisis. Conflicts, unresolved issues—all of this results from a lack of genuine leadership. People are inundated with information and need leaders who will show them the way, help them overcome the crisis, and build a better future.
FC: How does technology impact this phenomenon?
MD: The more technology enters our lives, the more people feel lost. Technology can perform tasks for us, but ultimately, we need human contact and a sense of security. That's why we need leaders oriented toward people.
FC: What qualities should a good leader possess in today's times?
MD: We don't judge a good leader ourselves—it's the people who follow them who express their opinion. When there is a good leader in an organization, people want to join it. It all comes down to creating an atmosphere where people feel valued and safe.
FC: What are your thoughts after today's event?
MD: Events like Women in IT Day are incredibly important. They show that we are not alone and that technology is not reserved only for a narrow group. It's a space for everyone, regardless of gender or background.
ATTRACTING THE BEST EMPLOYEES
In the dynamically evolving IT industry, where processes are becoming faster, understanding the qualities candidates should possess to meet new challenges becomes crucial. Magda Dziewguć, during the closing debate of Women in IT Day 2023, emphasized the importance of leaders consciously approaching the recruitment process.
"As managers, we need to understand what people truly want to do, instead of constantly imposing requirements on them," stated Dziewguć. "If a person lacks internal motivation, external imposition of it will not be of much use."
Dziewguć highlights that the key to success is building relationships and having honest conversations with candidates. She stresses that it is important for potential employees to also ask questions about what the company can offer them. This two-way communication allows for a better match between candidates and the company's needs, fostering the creation of teams that will collaborate effectively.
Magda Dziewguć, a mother of three and active in the technology industry for 25 years, also emphasizes her personal experiences and pride in being Polish. According to her, understanding and support for individual needs and motivations are crucial both in professional and personal life.
The fifth edition of "Women in IT Day 2023," held under the theme "Technology is changing the world before our eyes - be part of this breakthrough!" organized by Future Collars, in cooperation with EWA European Women's Association and DIGITALEUROPE as part of the Erasmus+ project.
"Women in IT Day 2023" is a free online conference dedicated to women who want to consciously shape their IT career path. It offers eight hours of intensive program, including lectures, debates, meetings with potential employers, workshops, speed mentoring sessions, and a rich dose of knowledge and inspiration.
The main goal of the event is to support women in the technology sector through education, building relationships, and mentoring. It is attended by leaders and experts from the Polish and European IT industry who share their knowledge and experience.
Future Collars, the main organizer, is an online school for programming and digital skills that offers unique teaching methods. It is aimed at both individuals looking to change career paths and enter the IT world and companies seeking effective development programs for their employees.
WOMEN IN IT DAY 2023
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THE 5TH EDITION OF WOMEN IN IT DAY IS PART OF THE ERASMUS+ PROGRAM IN COOPERATION WITH: Future Collars, DIGITALEUROPE, European Women's Association