Storytelling, More than work – Stojanka Pejičić

Our female colleagues occupy a variety of positions, from managerial and engineering to field positions – side by side with experienced fellow riggers and technicians. Every day, their work contributes to business development, finding creative solutions and a more innovative approach to business.
On this occasion, we would like to introduce you to our colleague, Stojanka Pejičić, Head of Passive Optical Network Design Department, who was happy to answer a few questions for us.


How would you briefly describe your professional career?
After graduating from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade, I started my professional career at Energoprojekt Industrija a.d. Belgrade. During my sixteen-year career, I worked as a responsible project engineer, specialist and project supervisor, head of the electrical engineering office, project manager and director of project implementation. I was involved in the implementation of numerous projects for complex building construction objects and infrastructure objects in Serbia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Sudan and Ghana. In addition to the areas of Electroenergetics and automation technology, I also received further training in the areas of energy efficiency in buildings and fire protection. I am a member of the Chamber of Engineers of Serbia and the Russian Federation. In March 2023 I joined Roaming Networks doo Belgrade, where I was entrusted with the management of the passive optical network design sector. Although I have only been a member of Roaming Networks for six months, I must emphasize that all my colleagues have received me very well, so I have the impression that we have been working together for much longer and that I have been defending the colors of Roaming Networks for much longer.😊


What do you love most about your work and what are your challenges?
The best part of a real engineer’s job is watching his project grow. How to set it up, how it develops and how it ends successfully. You come across numerous challenges every day, but they are only stepping stones on the path to success. Sometimes you skip five steps in a day, sometimes you stand on one for days. It’s just important to make sure you’re moving in the right direction.


Is being a woman in a predominantly male industry an advantage or a disadvantage?
In my work so far, I have never had the impression that the fact that I am a woman makes my job more difficult. Everyone involved in the work that I met treated me with care and respect. I gained trust and respect easily, but I always did my best to justify the trust given and respond to respect with respect.


How would you advise colleagues who are just starting their careers?
It is important that you believe in yourself, that you are not afraid to step out of your comfort zone, that you have confidence in your knowledge and always have verified information. Then you have both feet firmly on the ground and little can move you and prevent you from reaching your goal.


How do you like to spend your free time?
In my free time I like to travel, swim, hike in nature, read an interesting book, watch a good movie or a theater performance. I enjoy talking and laughing with those closest to me. My little nephew Vasilije has certainly given me the most beautiful moments over the last two and a half years. Vasa drives away all the clouds with his little hands and his smile and brings the sun into every new day.