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Maria Gkovedarou

Associate Account Manager, Bentley Systems

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Follow your own dreams!

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I support an organisation named Class of Your Own that provides Engineering and Design courses to school children. I am responsible for this organisation to expand worldwide, Also i am responsible for the Academic relationships of my company in Europe and Middle East.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?

For the first part of my role (it is also my main task), I realised that as a kid no one ever showed me or taught me why engineering is useful. So I believe that this was my push to support this organisation through my company.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"

I wish I knew that there are organisations which support women in such socially challenging disciplines as the ones of engineering as my life would be easier. Also I could introduce these organisations to my home country: Greece.

WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?

I like working in STEM as I feel like a child. There is no limit in my imagination and there are many ways of what we can do through STEM.

BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?

Follow your own dreams!

INSPO / FUN FACT

I am not bossy i am a leader!