Salam Bisan is a graduate of itworks’ ExcelHT program and Director of Product Management at Toluna, a global high-tech company operating in 24 offices worldwide with more than twenty-one million users.
Salam has two degrees from the Technion – a BA in Industrial Engineering, specializing in Information Systems and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, specializing in entrepreneurship and technology.
Tell us a bit about yourself:
“My path was full of obstacles. I had to choose my actions carefully and strategically. I set my sights on a goal, knew the role I wanted and steered my career in that direction – it included self-learning, mentoring from people who inspired me, initiative and productivity.”
What is your experience with ExcelHT and how did you get there?
“As a graduate student, I wanted to finish my degree with an advantage, with the hopes of being integrated into the high-tech world. As a student, I was looking for a program that would enable me to grow and learn on a personal level and to strengthen my professional and personal skills. ExcelHT exposed me to interesting content that gave me exactly the advantage I was looking for.”
What is your motto and what is the most important tip you can give to other young people who are interested in joining the field?
“I am a great believer in higher education and technology, and believe that there isn’t one high-tech job that a woman cannot conquer.”
Recently, Salam was chosen by Forbes Global to participate in the Forbes Under 30 World Conference that unites young people from around the world who are leaders in their field.