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Nadia Bendjedou

Nadia BendjedouName: Nadia Bendjedou

Organisation: Oracle

Job Title: Senior Director - Product Strategy, Oracle E-Business Suite

Tell us about your role in a couple of sentences: 
I am part of the Oracle E-Business Suite strategy team and my role is outbound communication and product direction, helping customers understand the value of the new releases of the E-Business Suite. Helping customers build their value proposition with Oracle E-Business Suite products.

Why did you first get into IT?: 
Because that is my forte. I love it.

What advice would you give to people, especially women looking for a role in IT? 
1) Go for it but only if that is what you want. You must enjoy it rather than just a job.

2) Don't take "NO" for an answer

Have you encountered any issues with being a woman in IT?
Not at all. In many ways, being a women has been a bonus for me. 

Any final comments? 
Don't use "Being a Women" as a hurdle or a showstopper, because you can overcome most challenges by showing what you can do. ie. being a women should be a non-event.

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