“Go beyond your own doubts and just do it.”
|Business Unit:||Adhesives Technologies|
|Job title:||Country Manager|
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted self-realization, without really knowing what it meant, and I wanted to do something meaningful. Now I realize that managing a team, helping people develop themselves has real meaning to me.
What has motivated you to take on a position of high responsibility within Henkel?
The ability to make the difference. Always acting in such a way that the fact it is you in charge makes it special.
What were the milestones in your career and are there people or circumstances that have favored your career?
Taking on the position of sales director – a real challenge – was a milestone. It was the first time a woman took the job, and I had to demonstrate to the team that I could make it. I was pregnant at the time, and I had the trust of my manager, who gave me the job anyway. It was a very rich experience both in terms of management and scope of responsibility.
What is your advice to women seeking to build careers?
Go beyond your own doubts and just do it. Be 100% professional when you are at work and be 100% a mother when you are at home. If you are comfortable about the situation, then your children will be too. The rest is just organization (even if it is very demanding).