Tanja Antonijevic

HR Director

Miele X

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Speaker Bio

Tanja Antonijevic is the HR Director of Miele X, a global digital hub established to support the Miele Group in creating and growing their digital heritage. Joining the company in its founding stage, Tanja was responsible for setting up the entire HR landscape, as well as building a widely international and gender balanced workforce. One of her current focus areas is employee engagement, which she sees as a crucial pillar of company culture.

Having spent over two decades in various HR functions and industries, from the utilities to tech and facility industry, Tanja has touched upon different organizational topics, including culture change, HR strategy and leadership. Coming from an international background, she is especially passionate about diversity and inclusion, as she believes that we all have a role in creating a world of equality.

Fun Fact: If you want to catch-up with Tanja after this conference, you can find her at the dance floor!

Speaker Sessions


Don’t Dream It, Be It: How To Be Truly Diverse And Inclusive In Tech

30 mins
  • Track - Implement
  • Leadership
  • Non-Technical
  • Workforce
  • Tanja Antonijevic

    HR Director

    Miele X

Sometimes tech is too much about doing techie things and not enough about being human. Same goes for Diversity & Inclusion, where we often we fall in the trap of doing diverse and inclusive things, rather than being diverse and inclusive. This presentation gives you concrete steps on how to build a better, more authentic, and inclusive company culture in tech.

As a global digital hub, Miele X is here to support the Miele Group in creating and growing their digital heritage. Founded as a start-up within a large organisation, Miele X quickly grew to a large, gender-balanced team of diverse experts, with over 40 nationalities on board. HR Director Tanja Antonijevic was there from the start and will explain why her mantra ‘Don’t dream it, be it’ was crucial for building this truly diverse and inclusive team. She will do this through sharing successes, failures, and concrete actions that can help you create a better, more diverse, and inclusive tech culture.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the impact of a diverse and inclusive culture on team performance and the creation of solutions fit for all
  • Recognise that fostering a truly diverse and inclusive culture transcends mere activities, emphasising the essence of being diverse and inclusive
  • Gain insights into ten practical strategies to incorporate greater diversity and inclusivity within your organisation

This session is for you if…you are interested or involved in building and leading tech teams and/or creating an innovative culture within scale-ups and larger organisations.

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