Emma Roata

Senior Manager - Engineering Automotive


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Speaker Bio

Emma Roata joined HARMAN at the beginning of 2016, in the company’s automotive division. She started her journey as a software developer and has since taken on various roles, including customer interface and software project lead. For the past 6 years, she has served as an engineering manager, building a reputation for growing people around her to deliver in time and quality to her customers.

Emma is a strong supporter of women and young voices, championing and modeling promoting an inclusive work environment. Her global role as a chairperson for the HARMAN Women’s Network (HWN) Advisory Board offers her the opportunity to promote and support creating a psychologically safe environment where people have the chance to grow. She serves as a site leader for the HWN Romania, understanding their needs and struggles in the engineering world and helping them work through roadblocks. She is a fierce advocate for equity, transparency and strong communication.

Emma’s motto is: “If your dreams don’t scare you, then they aren’t big enough.”

Fun Fact: A mixture of fitness addiction (loves weightlifting, having a personal record of squatting with 90 kilos), traveler to exotic places and live music lover.

Speaker Sessions


The Algorithm for Success: Smart Moves to Make It Happen

30 mins
  • Track - SkillShift
  • Career Development
  • Non-Technical
  • Emma Roata

    Senior Manager - Engineering Automotive


In the ever-evolving landscape of engineering and digital transformation, it’s all too common to find ourselves swept up in the whirlwind of daily tasks, meetings, and customer presentations. Amidst the hustle and bustle of delivering milestones and analysing requirements, it’s easy to lose sight of our own career progression.

Before we know it, another year has flown by, and we’ve been so focused on the present that we’ve neglected to nurture our future. We can find ourselves stuck in the same role with additional responsibilities.

But what if we took a different approach? What if we became intentional about our career paths, our goals, and our aspirations? By making smart moves, suddenly the journey becomes less about simply keeping up and more about forging ahead with purpose and clarity.

The Why: We must get out of the infinite loop of our careers, where other people decide what’s next for us. To continue to grow and sustain a career that is challenging and rewarding, it’s time to take the steering wheel of your career and drive towards what success means to you.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to own your career and define success.
  • How and why to make yourself visible: inside and outside of your team.
  • How to build your confidence.

This session is for you if…

  • You want to be the one making the decisions about your career, but don’t know where to start.
  • You want to grow, to climb the career ladder.
  • You want to learn how to transition from engineering to management.
  • You want to find out what smart moves you can start to implement immediately, so you can start having success.

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