What drew you to the rubber industry, and what has made your career in the industry rewarding?
Identify the opportunity to know every day something different and how the world is running through our products.
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
The balance between my family and career.
What do you count as your biggest failure and what has it taught you?
Once, many years ago, in a explanation about our process, I felt frozen because one corporate manager arrived at the explanation and I could not continue. The plant manager talked to me and told me "you are in the ocean, and (everyone) here (is a) shark. You need to swim and be a shark or you will be the food."
The knowledge is important, but fear is there to overcome it.
Who or what inspires you?
Who were your career mentors, and what role did they play?
My boss (right now he's retired). He helped me to do a balance between my job, family and goals.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Maybe you have the reason, but you never have the right to make others feel bad.
If you were CEO of a company, what would you do first?
Meet all the co-workers and ask about how your job can change your life.
What would you tell someone considering a career in the rubber industry?
We move the world and never will be static.
In your opinion, what needs to be done to encourage females to pursue STEM-related careers?
Hire more female engineers in the operating area.