What drew you to the rubber industry, and what has made your career in the industry rewarding?
The opportunities came through due to my efforts and profile. You need to in order to meet Cabot's vision and values.
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
Being a woman and reaching a regional leadership position.
What do you count as your biggest failure and what has it taught you?
Perhaps showing emotion, as it can be considered as a weakness in the industrial environment.
Who or what inspires you?
What inspires me: The fact that we work in an environment with several women and we help each other, and some leaders who believes in our potential (Emmanuel Tarret, Valdemir Prodocimo and Max Araujo).
Who were your career mentors, and what role did they play?
My actual mentor is Valdemir Prodocimo, and he is very open to listen me and help me to find out the best solution to resolve the issue/barriers.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
The best advice received was: Don't give up and you have my support.
If you were CEO of a company, what would you do first?
If I was CEO of a company, I will revise the company organization chart, because some people have the leadership position, but don't work like it.
What would you tell someone considering a career in the rubber industry?
The rubber industry career is not easy because you still have a lot of chauvinism when you are women who has a leadership position.
In your opinion, what needs to be done to encourage females to pursue STEM-related careers?
If you like this STEM career, you need to persist because we are the minority in this segment.