Hristina Yanakieva uses her ability to combine technical knowledge with sales skills to act as primary contact for compressor’s aftermarket care. She has more than 10 years of experience with air compressor service and sales. With a background in Technical engineering, she is currently working as a Service Sales Engineer in Atlas Copco’s technical department within the Industrial Air division in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Learn more about her experiences on the job and her views on diversity in the company.
Our focus for diversity and integration is constant and of course, we wanted to understand this through Hristina’s perspective: “As a female employee I feel respected and satisfied that my employer pus thoughts and resources in providing an equal chance for women with qualities and knowledge to prove themselves in our working environment.”
Men's Perception and Attitude towards females in STEM
Being in daily contact with Service Technicians and Customers of the Industrial area what Hristina finds exciting that cheers her-up is that every day is different and she’s learning something new. She really likes to communicate with the service technicians and customers, find the best solutions for customers, and find new market opportunities. She is proud that she can overcome very quickly and successfully represent her knowledge and match the counterparty needs, once she has been underestimated due to her sex.
Carrier challenges and maternity rights
The biggest challenge nowadays is meeting the expectations for our business performance while at the same time living through a global pandemic that is not seen in a hundred years, shared Hristina.
Being already a mother, she knows how challenging and full of troubles could be the first steps. So, knowing that your employer is backing you up and is thinking about you is a real relief and makes you feel more secure.