What drew you to the rubber industry, and what has made your career in the industry rewarding?
Cabot Italiana has a very good reputation, so when I had the opportunity to join, it was like an honor to be able to work in such a company. This is actually and currently the most rewarding aspect: the consciousness that I work for an excellent company.
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
Because Cabot is part of a multinational company, contributing to the finance activities with a different point of view.
What do you count as your biggest failure and what has it taught you?
Not being curious enough to attempt a career in another area than finance. This taught me that you should never stop.
Who or what inspires you?
The willingness to do things well together with an everyday aim to find new and better ways to do them.
Who were your career mentors, and what role did they play?
The finance manager in Cabot when I was hired, she was a very strong and skilled woman who taught me the importance of communication inside the company. And the facility general manager in Cabot. He pushes me everyday to broaden my view in areas not strictly related to finance.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
To step in colleagues' shoes and find solutions that can be acceptable for the whole team.
If you were CEO of a company, what would you do first?
I would collect the complaints of employees and make statistics. Analyzing the result can be a source of inspiration to combine a different way to act with the objective of the company.
In your opinion, what needs to be done to encourage females to pursue STEM-related careers?
Advertise the career opportunities and the possible future scenarios of where the rubber sector wants to go.