Irina Toncheva is a Senior Business Analyst and Team Lead of the Business Analysis Department at Accenture, Bulgaria. She has been working for 9 years in the IT sector in the field of Business Analysis. Irina is the woman who believes that communication is facilitated when people are positive and smiling, regardless of gender.

Irina Toncheva, Senior Business Analyst and Team Lead, Accenture Bulgaria

Irina Toncheva is a Senior Business Analyst and Team Lead of the Business Analysis Department at Accenture, Bulgaria. She has been working for 9 years in the IT sector, more specifically in the field of Business Analysis. She is the woman who believes that communication is facilitated when people are positive and smiling, regardless of their gender. Irina shares with us her strong interest in biomedical informatics and adds that she really hopes to work on a software product for medical purposes in the future.

When asked if the problem of gender inequality is still relevant in Bulgaria and around the world, Irina answered that in her opinion this topic is not so relevant in our country, unlike some other countries in the Middle East and North Africa, where this is still quite a pressing problem. Irina shares that the company she works for has an internal “Inclusion and Diversity” program that promotes diversity in all countries. She added that many initiatives are being organized to integrate women and people with different needs. Irina adds that her colleagues of the opposite gender perceive her as an equal colleague and because of that she has never felt different.

For her, as for many other ladies who are parents, it is still a challenge to combine personal and professional life, especially with two small children. Irina calls on everyone to look at the UN goals on their official website and to support some of them if they want.

“The company has an internal “Inclusion and Diversity” program to promote diversity in all countries where Accenture is represented”

Share something about yourself that we can’t find on Linked In.

I have an interest in biomedical informatics and I hope that one day I will work on a software product for medical purposes.

Have you ever faced challenges in your career regarding the fact that you are a woman?

No.

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Do you know how many women work in your position?

No.

Do you think that the problem with gender inequality still exists in Bulgaria and globally?

In Bulgaria, I don’t think it is relevant. However, in some countries, such as the Middle East and North Africa, this issue is still quite relevant.

Which policies does your company encourage regarding gender diversity?

The company has an internal “Inclusion and Diversity” program to promote diversity in all countries where Accenture is represented. Numerous initiatives are organized for the integration of women, people of different sexual orientations, disadvantaged people, intercultural, ethnic, religious and racial inclusion.

How do you get along with men in your company? Do they treat you differently?

They perceive me as an equal colleague, I have never felt different.

Do women’s vision and charm help you be successful in a professional way?

I think that communication is facilitated when people are positive and smiling, regardless of their gender.

How do you balance your work with your personal life? Are there any rules that you follow?

Sometimes it is challenging, especially with two small children at home.

Which sources would you recommend to us? (podcasts, web pages, influencers, YouTubers, etc.)

I urge your audience to consider the goals of the United Nations and, if they wish, to support one of them: Sustainable Development Goals

Favourite clothes?

Something black.

High heels or flat shoes?

High heels.

Which is THE thing you never go out without?

Wet wipes.

Favourite lipstick colour?

Something nude.

Which is the feminine quality/duty that you don’t possess?

Gossip.

Which cause are you currently supporting?

I am buying products with a cause from www.darpazar.bg.

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