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Feb 15, 2023

International Day of Women and Girls in Science was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. Since then, the citizen initiative 11F coordinates activities around February 11 to commemorate the date and work together towards eliminating gender stereotypes within the field of science and technology (STEM), among others.

For this, we were honored to have 4 brilliant women from both Optiva and EPAM teams answer a few questions about their experience around equality in the workplace, especially in the Media and Entertainment industry.

Nuria Alonso

Head of Professional Services at Optiva Media

Nuria started working in the TV world in 2005 as a developer, creating applications that supported Ono’s content and metadata ingest processes. From then on her career went through different projects and roles as a developer, lab manager, QA, QA lead and lately as Project / Product manager.

Aksana Siarheyeva

Senior Director Systems Engineering at EPAM Systems

Aksana has been working at EPAM for more than 20 years. She started her career as a software engineer to then become project and resource manager, and finally director in software engineering.

María Martínez

Head of Media Management at Optiva Media

María was very interested in the world of TV since a young age, and since she discovered she was good at mathematics she decided to study Telecommunications Engineering without having it really clear. After graduating and discovering that I was more interested in it than I thought, I joined Optiva as an intern 9 and a half years ago and I have been gradually forging my career until today, going through different roles and projects always in the TV industry.

Marina Koch

Senior Director Product Management at EPAM Systems

Head of Product Management for The Americas Delivery at EPAM Systems, Marina has master’s degrees in mathematics and computer science from one of the top-tier Russian universities, as well as an MEng degree from Cornell. Led the development of game-changing products for growing industries including healthcare, life sciences, and eCommerce. She has 14+ years of experience and is motivated to apply her passion for technology and science to developing innovative products for a better future.

We want to celebrate you!

We at Optiva and EPAM are extremely proud of all our female colleagues for having that strength and passion, bringing us closer to equality in the tech industry each day.


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