Full interview: Mihaela Radovici, a mentor in SIM’s community
Programmer, Trainer, Facilitator
💃Who is Mihaela Radovici, and what does she do?
Mihaela Radovici is a woman, a wife, a full-stack programmer, a trainer, and most of all, a people lover.
I believe that everyone can achieve his/her full potential, so I am encouraging everyone to do that. I promote this idea during my courses, and I take care that people do not forget that nothing can be fulfilled without determination and hard work.
I am open-minded optimistic and tend to see what is best in someone and try to bring those things to the surface.
💃When did you realize what you wanted to do?
In the second year of faculty, after analyzing what I love and trying to find out what "I want to be when I grow up", I realized that I love to teach and programming.
After that, I started to take different classes to see what programming languages I like most. I ended up being a full stack developer, and every day can be a challenge where you can learn new things by "playing".
Teaching was the second passion; therefore, after I graduated, I took all my teaching certifications. Now I am a trainer in my area of expertise (programming). This is a part-time job that I like and where I can work closely with people.
💃How did the arrival of your children impact you professionally?
I do not have children (yet)
💃What does work-life balance mean to you?
That is a tricky question. For now, work-life balance means going to sleep happy. I am one of the fortunate because my family understands how to put passion into your work, although it was not always that easy. Until a few years ago, I used to put work in front of everything. I did not care how many hours I was working until I realized that the spring has passed, and I did not even notice it. Today I am trying to pay attention not to neglect the other parts of my life because I know they are also significant. I firmly believe that joy can come from all the small things around you. This is a mantra that I try to remember daily.
💃What does it mean for you to be a mentor?
For me being a mentor is an honor and a big responsibility. I am glad to be a part of an amazing community. I always wished to build a strong group of women where we can support each other. I believe that women need a reminder that they are fantastic from time to time.
💃If you were to leave readers with a message, what would it be?
With love, determination, and passion, we can conquer the world.