Storytelling, More than work – Andjela Stanojević


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, Andjela Stanojević, a senior design engineer in the Passive Optical Network Design Department, who was happy to answer a few questions for us.


Can you tell us more about your position in the company?

I am currently working as a senior design engineer in Passive Optical Network Design Department. My job is to lead a team and develop innovative solutions. In order to achieve high-quality results, I work with various company divisions, partners and various domestic and foreign companies. Additionally, I have the opportunity to participate in field work, which gives me the opportunity to follow projects from start to finish. This experience allows me to better understand the dynamics of the work and make decisions to achieve optimal results.


What do you love most about your job and what are your challenges?

Every project in PON-u is a challenge in itself.😊 It’s often a race against time and then against yourself. The great thing is that it offers daily opportunities for creative problem solving and innovation. For me, it’s great that I have the opportunity to apply my technical knowledge to overcome specific challenges, as well as these slightly “softer” skills such as communication, teamwork and initiative. Every new project represents a new opportunity for learning, growth and progress.


What challenges have you faced during your career as a woman in the telecommunications industry?

As for me, I would divide the challenges into more difficult and less difficult and not by gender, although our cultural heritage in this part of the world may tell us otherwise, although that is also a matter of perception. The challenges that come with being a woman in the industry have not posed a significant obstacle to my career path. I have always had support from both male and female colleagues. I appreciate the fact that I had the opportunity to work with and learn from both of them, which gave me a broader perspective and meaningful experiences. Equality and inclusivity are values that are respected in my work environment, which has certainly contributed not only to my personal satisfaction but also to the efficiency of the team as a whole.


How would you advise colleagues who are just starting their careers?

I would advise them to never stop learning and to always set new goals. Obstacles are opportunities for growth and should not be feared. They should always ask questions and persevere in their ambitions. It is a well-known fact that physical activity contributes to more efficient mental work, so if they manage to find something they love that keeps them going – bingo!
And yes, they should read Dostoyevsky!😊

How do you like to spend your free time?

I “spend” my free time with books and friends. I run marathons, perform folklore and travel.