International Women’s Day 2019 – Anca Urdareanu
Our next story comes from Anca, who joined AGCO’s Business Credit team six years ago and in 2015, progressed to her current role as Aftersales Business Manager for Central Europe.
International Women’s Day 2019 – Anca UrdareanuOur next story comes from Anca, who joined AGCO’s Business Credit team six years ago and in 2015, progressed to her current role as Aftersales Business Manager for Central Europe.
As Aftersales Business Manager, Anca now works with AGCO’s multi-brand distribution partners across five key export markets. She tells us “My job involves travelling to visit my accounts across Europe, supporting their development while following the AGCO path. The main goal is for us to grow and prosper together”.
Anca gives us an insight into why she chose to take up this career; “I can’t say it was a straight forward path; With a University Diploma in European Studies and International Relations, prior to this role I worked in various fields such as Marketing, Finance and Technical Support, whilst always using my foreign language skills obtained through University.
When a Business Manager role was advertised at AGCO, I looked at my previous experience and decided I was ready for a new challenge. I must say that looking back I am very happy I took that step. This is a role that fulfils my professional aspirations, keeps me on my toes and learning something new every day.”
Challenge as opportunity
When asked about any barriers she had faced as a woman in the workplace, Anca has very positive news. Change is happening and gender equality is becoming a reality for many.
“I like to see every challenge as an opportunity to learn something new and for today to be better than yesterday. I have not faced any barriers due to gender so far. I believe we are all lucky to live in a free and open part of the world, in a modern European society where gender stereotypes have disappeared or at least are less noticeable than in other parts of the world. From my experience so far, my field of work is one with equal opportunities for those who want to grow as a professionals. I truly believe the gender doesn’t make any difference good or bad.” Let’s keep this momentum going and keep driving the change across the world.
Better the Balance, Better the World
Within her chosen career in Business Management Anca believes that there are equal opportunities for men and women across Europe. Rather than focusing on gender, employers are looking for professionals and the most qualified individual to do the job.
Anca is an advocate of diversity in the workplace, “I believe diversity is a very important source of balance and that this balance and sharing of knowledge is important for businesses to thrive.”
For women seeking to pursue a similar career path, Anca advises that “everyone, regardless of gender, should pursue a career which suits their abilities, skills and dreams and most importantly aspire to a job that they are happy doing every single day.”