Celebrating Women’s History Month: in conversation with Dominika Wojcik

Celebrating Women’s History Month: in conversation with Dominika Wojcik

International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month are global events celebrating achievements of women and raising awareness of challenges that women across the world still face.

To mark these events and open up conversations within our team, we invited various members of the Vortexa team to share their journeys, the meaning of these celebrations and women they find inspiring. This week we sat down with Dominika Wojcik…

17 March, 2023
Jessica Irvin
Jessica Irvin, Head of Operations & People
Could you start by telling us a bit about yourself, your role at Vortexa and what led you to the role you are in today? 

My name is Dominika and I’m a People Operations Manager in the People Team. My main responsibilities are overseeing employee engagement and wellbeing at Vortexa. I’m originally from Poland and I moved to London over 10 years ago, right after high school. 

Throughout the time I have lived here, I have had the chance to work in various companies and roles. What I have always found the most rewarding was being able to support people and create a good environment for them to work in. This then naturally led me to working in the People Operations team. 

During my interviewing process with Vortexa, it was really clear from my chats with Jessica (the Head of People & Ops) and Fabio (the CEO) that the company puts people that work here in the centre of everything they do, and I knew I wanted to be a part of that team.

In your opinion, why is it important to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month? What do these annual events mean to you? 

Even though things are going in the right direction and women around the world are becoming a strong voice and getting the recognition they deserve, I think there is still a lot of work that should be done to remove the disparities. Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day are brilliant opportunities for all of us to open up conversations and encourage us to continue working together on bringing in more inclusivity and equity.

Which women inspire you? 

My biggest inspiration is and always will be my mum. Her perseverance, kindness and generosity towards others were the qualities that I always admired and I aspire to.  

What was the most important piece of advice you’ve been given that you’d like to share with other women? 

The quote I want to share is from Elizabeth Day: “If we are able, as much as possible, to remove both fear and ego when we encounter crisis, we will see failure more clearly for what it is: not as something that defines us, but as a missing piece of knowledge that helps us come closer to completing the jigsaw puzzle of who we truly are.”

Jessica Irvin
Head of Operations & People
Jessica Irvin
Jessica is Head of People & Operations at Vortexa and is responsible for hiring, learning & development, culture, engagement, performance management and leading expansion plans.