The fields of medicine and biotech have historically overwhelmingly been occupied by men. Over the last decade, a lot has changed and more great women are joining the industry. At ARTeSYN we believe that increasing women's participation in biotech leadership, engineering, policy-making, research & development will accelerate the race to drug discovery and towards abundance in medicine. We have observed the positive impact diversity has in the workplace, therefore we are always happy to welcome new women to our global teams. This month we are introducing some ladies who are making a great impact at Artesyn every day.
The first to be introduced is our lovely Customer Service Representative Ievgeniia.
Name: Ievgeniia Rudkovska
Job title: Customer Service Representative
Tell us about your background: Where did you get your start & what is your role at Artesyn today?
I have a Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, but I also have more than 4 years of experience in customer service. I ended up at Artesyn namely because of that experience and background. Also thanks to Brigitta who found me. My role at Artesyn is to support our sales and customers. So daily, I process customer requests, trying to find the best solutions to fit our customers’ needs. Additionally, I help with quoting, invoicing, ordering, etc. It’s a very hybrid position.
What do you like about working at Artesyn?
I like the new office and very good people, flexibility in the role and in my schedule. A possibility to grow and develop in the company. Ability to talk with people in various roles - nobody is discriminated against. I don’t sense any hierarchy being enforced in conversation, people support each other, which is really valuable. I like that there are a lot of challenges, daily. Sometimes I get asked about things I don’t know much about, but then I get to dig deeper before I can answer. It is very interesting and developing.
What would you recommend to other women thinking of entering the biotechnology field? / What do you want other women and young girls to know about being a woman in the biotechnology field?
Not to be afraid, all skills are valuable, there is always a place for you. It doesn’t really matter if you have a biotechnology background or not, if you have the will and ability to learn you can be successful in any field.
What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
Try to embrace every possibility that you come across.