Yesterday March 8th was a very proud moment for AGRIVI. Our Chief agronomist Tanja Folnovic was attending the prestigious Technology Playmaker Award organized by Booking.com. Tanja has been shortlisted as a finalist along with 3 other women from European countries in the category Sustainability Innovator of the Year.
Tanja Folnovic is among the rare women in the IT sector, which is a primarily male industry. She joined AGRIVI in 2014, where she gradually became Chief agronomist and got her own team of also female agronomists. Given that she holds a Master’s degree in Horticulture, since the very beginning, her job has been linked with the agricultural segment of the AGRIVI software.
“During her work in AGRIVI Tanja successfully created the AGRIVI knowledge base that contains best practices for over 100 crops.“
Tanja says she loves agronomy and she always wanted to work in that field
During her work in AGRIVI, she successfully created the AGRIVI knowledge base that contains best practices for over 100 crops, used by farmers in 150 countries worldwide. Besides best practices, the knowledge base contains the most common insect pest and diseases for each crop, and recommendations which pesticide or fertilizer to use to get the best results in farming.
Tanja also started writing AGRIVI blogs with her team, that were recognized worldwide and listed among top 10 sustainable agriculture blogs in the world. An essential part of her job is also testing the entire web and mobile application, to ensure AGRIVI users have the best user experience possible.
IT Sector Is No Longer Reserved Only for Men
Booking.com recognized that women are making an incredible impact in technology every day, so that’s why they created the Technology Playmaker Award. It’s a way to celebrate women who are transforming the digital world through the use of technology.
This year, Booking.com organized the Tech Playmaker Awards for the first time, with the goal of giving recognition to women who are making an impact in digital technology.
The award ceremony was held on International Women’s Day at the Museum of London, where Tanja got a chance to meet Randi Zuckerberg, a very successful entrepreneur, bestselling author, and tech media personality.
“Over 50% of employees in AGRIVI are women, and that is proof that women can also be successful in the IT sector.“
Randi Zuckerberg was a keynote speaker at yesterday’s Tech Playmaker Awards
Women currently make up only 30% of the 7 million people working in Europe’s digital sector. But that number is changing rapidly over the last few years.
Over 50% of employees in AGRIVI are women, and that is proof that women can also be successful in the IT sector. Tanja loves her job, and that’s exactly what makes her great at it. Truly, women like Tanja are a source of inspiration for future generations of women, and their success and achievements should be recognized and celebrated.