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, Ljubinka Lutkić, Executive Director of Radio Communications Division at Roaming Networks Serbia, who was happy to answer a few questions for us:
|How would you sum up your professional career?
I earned my degree in Electrical Engineering from the Belgrade University’s School of Electronic Engineering (ETF). I wanted to go to ETF ever since I was in elementary school, and I did not have a Plan B even when I was taking the admission test, because I knew that ETF was the right and the only school for me. I was equally good in all subjects when I was in school, but Math was always the most interesting. ETF is the most difficult school of engineering, so it was a great challenge for me.
I started my professional career at Konsing, 22 years ago, as a radio engineer in the project design office, where I worked for eight years. After that, I joined Telelink, where I ran the project design office for two years, and then I continued my career at Roaming Networks.
Can you tell us more about your position in the company?
I have been at Roaming Networks practically since the company was founded. As the company was growing, my career was developing, so two years ago I was offered an opportunity to take the helm of Radio Communications, a department with more than 100 employees.
Since we are in the business of modern, fast-developing technologies, we need to constantly keep pace with the latest technological trends, to keep learning and looking for ways to implement them. New projects and technologies, as well as new contacts, are what makes my job very dynamic. Good teamwork is an additional motivation for me to face all the challenges together and to be even better prepared for the projects ahead.
What challenges have you faced in your career, being a woman in the telecommunications industry?
There are challenges in every industry, it is only a matter of how we choose to see them. I have always regarded challenges as a tailwind, rather than an obstacle. I think that it is the only way to stay on the path you have chosen and be happy with what you have achieved.
What would you say to yourself at the beginning of your professional career?
To learn to be patient, because there is a right moment for everything.
How do you prefer to spend your spare time?
I like to spend my free time with my family. If we have a few days off, we take the opportunity to go on a trip together. Also, in the mornings, before work, I take the time to exercise. Those are the moments just for me, which I use to prepare myself mentally for the day ahead.