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Marketing and Business Development Executive
Kateryna joined RMJM in 2018 with a background in architectural business development. In 2013 her love of travel led her to Dubai, where she has been for the last seven years. Through her sincerity and dedication, Kateryna has been an integral voice pushing for the recognition of RMJM’s female architects. In 2019, she ensured that RMJM gained recognition in the MENA region for our dedication to diversity in the workplace. Both effortlessly professional and driven, Kateryna has been a worthy advocate for the women of RMJM Dubai since she took on her role.
Last week we had the opportunity to chat to Kateryna and discuss how encouraging self-confidence is the key to empowering women in the workplace.
What do you do?
K: I’m a Marketing and Business Development Executive at RMJM Dubai.
What inspires you?
K: Art, good movies and travelling are the sources of my inspiration. These 3 things have helped me a lot in my career. Art and movies developed my taste and understanding of the world. Art isn’t just the physical artwork but also how it makes you feel. It is why the value of art can’t be measured and that’s why I’m very keen to discover unknown artists.
Travelling has allowed me to immerse myself in various cultures around the world. Part of my job is meeting new people and being able to discuss their home-countries with them is a wonderful way to engage and build relationships.
What led you to your career?
K: Like many things in my life, it was a happy coincidence. I wanted to try this path and decided to stay.
What role do you think gender plays in the architecture industry?
K: A huge role. I’m glad that our company managed to recognise the clear and measurable results that gender diversity contributes to the company’s success. Diversity is not just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do.
How has the industry changed for women during your time in it?
K: I think women realised that they could influence change in the industry and it empowered them to be braver and more confident in their decisions.
What is the best professional decision you have ever made?
K: I can’t name one. I’m trying not to limit myself. If I want to do something, I generally go ahead and do it.
What is a piece of advice you would give to women entering the industry?
K: When you focus on positivity, opportunities will reveal themselves.