Interview by Brigitte Hulliger
Every month we ask one individual in our network a few questions about their way into tech, their motivation and their lessons learned.
What valuable advice did you get from your parents?
I think it isn’t one single advice I got from my parents. It’s the attitude of trust and self-confidence they lived and demonstrated every day to us kids. And they gave us love and showed us how to be respectful and kind. If you are fitted with a basic trust then almost everything is possible!
What aspects of your work are you proudest of?
So I think I’m proud of myself that I had the courage to figure out what really matters to me and the intention to follow my goals and dreams. Today I have my own company www.kimia.ch and I am able to do what I love.
What drives you at work?
I think it is my curiosity and the natural interest in people and stories. And the fact that I want to get out the best of every situation, for my clients and their needs.
What has been your toughest challenge you faced while working in tech?
I think it is the fact that you have to get out of your comfort zone again and again and again. Every new job is a challenge. New people, new needs, new settings. With a good backpack of skills, experiences and methods and with enough self-confidence you are able to face these challenges without breaking down.
What advice would you give other women in tech?
You should be able to get out of your comfort zone every now and then and move further on in the learning zone – every single day.