International Women Day 2022

Nowi believes in recruiting the best talent supporting our mission of bringing connectivity to life with our award-winning energy harvesting power management technology while making the planet a little greener. As we scale up, we are building a diverse and inclusive organisation with highly skilled individuals who make the Nowi technology possible, from IC development to application engineering, productions, marketing, sales and operations. #BreakTheBias

 

This International Women’s Day, meet the women at Nowi.

Alexandra Atepaeva - Marketing Manager
What is your business background?
Before joining Nowi team in 2020, I’ve worked for over ten years in project, brand, and marketing management in various international companies in Europe.

What are your responsibilities at Nowi?
Weaving strategy, concepts, and analytics into brand marketing magic.

What energizes you?
Traveling, hiking in nature, a good Italian Sunday lunch and anything that gets my creative juices running.
Anja van Stokrom - CFO
What is your business background?
I have more than 20 years of experience in tech companies in different roles such as CFO, Finance Manager and M&A consultant. I joined Nowi mid 2021.

What are your responsibilities at Nowi?
My responsibility at Nowi is Finance in the broadest sense; responsible for the finance strategy, board member, monthly reporting, budget, forecast, cash planning, annual reporting and other finance related topics.

What energizes you?
Working for innovative and technical companies is something that really gives me energy. Besides the fact that Nowi is innovative and technical, Nowi makes a positive environmental impact. Which is personally very important for me. What also energizes me, are my two lovely daughters. But also enjoying good food with good people and doing sportive activities like skiing and mountainbiking. And if there is time left, I like reading a good book.
Melissa O'Leary - Marketing Brand Specialist
What is your business background?
After completing my Master in Management at a Business School in Reims, I worked in the spirits industry in France for three years as a brand manager before joining Nowi in March 2021.

What are your responsibilities at Nowi?
I am part of Nowi’s marketing team, and my missions include handling and developing marketing activities with partners, public and press relations and organising events.

What energizes you?
Learning new things, discovering new places and cultures and reading a new book. I love listening to music when it’s sunny, two fan favourites are: Here comes the Sun by the Beatles, and Kokomo by the Beach Boys.
Nicole Smit - Head of People and Culture
What is your business background?
I spent my entire 20+year career in large international organisations in the automotive, IT and tobacco industries before joining Nowi. I have lived and worked in Germany where I am originally from, Ireland, Singapore, Vietnam, China, Hungary, and now the Netherlands.

What are your responsibilities at Nowi?
As the Head of People & Culture, I cover the entire HR spectrum from talent management, global mobility, compensation and benefits, learning & development, diversity & inclusion, employee wellbeing and more.

What energizes you?
I love to unplug from a busy day at with reading, nature walks, wildlife photography, horse-riding or simply enjoying time with my husband, my cat and good friends.
Nourane Tawfik - Layout Engineer
What is your business background?
After obtaining my masters in microelectronics in Egypt in 2018, I worked in a big tech company as a layout design engineer for 2 years – after which i joined Nowi also as the layout design engineer.

What are your responsibilities at Nowi?
I am responsible for the layout activities in the IC design team from transistor level floor-planing and routing to top level layout integration and verification.

What energizes you?
What energizes me and makes me happy is sharing happy moments with my family and friends, as well as seeing flowers bloom in the spring.
Olivia Slater - Production Manager
What is your business background?
My qualifications in Science and Quality lead me to begin my career in Semiconductors over 20 years ago. Since then, I have held positions at multinationals and start-up companies, in production, quality and product engineering groups.

What are your responsibilities at Nowi?
At Nowi, I am the Production Manager supporting the manufacturing of our chips in the FAB, assembly and test houses. I am also involved in maintaining our high standards throughout our processes.

What energizes you?
I feel fortunate to continue learning while working for and alongside talented, passionate, and supportive people. As Production Manager at Nowi and Mum to two girls, I am so happy in the knowledge of the many possibilities and the positive impact our products will have for future generations to come.
Samaneh Babayan - Analog IC Design Engineer
What is your business background?
After I got my PhD in electrical engineering, specifically in IC design field, I started my carrier as an assistant professor at International University of Imam Reza in Iran. After 8 years, I came to TU Delft university and had two amazing post-doc projects. In 2020, I decided to experience industry and I joined Nowi.

What are your responsibilities at Nowi?
At Nowi, I am working as an Analog IC design engineer. We design sub-blocks of power-management energy harvesting integrated circuits (PMIC).

What energizes you?
Playing Iranian classic piano, watercolor painting, reading new books especially in psychology domain, listening to the podcasts and daily walking in Delft.
Wenjin Xu - Application Engineer
What is your business background?
After several years in developing roles in the semiconductor academia and industry, I oriented myself towards the customer to become an application engineer at Nowi.

What are your responsibilities at Nowi?
To support our customers and sales, I bring most of my time in analysing our existing products and sharing my understanding with others.

What energizes you?
Long time solitude with or without activities is my way of recharging.
Yunle Chu - IC Design Intern
What is your business background?
I am an MSc student at TU Delft, and my major is microelectronics. I got my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China. My internship at Nowi is my first job in this field.

What are your responsibilities at Nowi?
I am doing an internship and my MSc Thesis at Nowi on fully integrated DC-DC converters for energy harvesting.

What energizes you?
The atmosphere at Nowi is joyful, colleagues are very nice, I learn a lot here and this makes my work at Nowi a meaningful experience. Outside of work, I love watching movies. Each movie is a different story and I get transported to a new world when I watch something.

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