What drew you to the rubber industry, and what has made your career in the industry rewarding?
The fact that Cabot was a solid company with a good reputation played an important role. The trust and consideration of my bosses (and of course also the remuneration) have made my career rewarding.
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
My own family—my husband and my two daughters—that always supports me.
What do you count as your biggest failure and what has it taught you?
Not finishing my university studies.
Who or what inspires you?
Values like sincerity, loyalty and dedication inspire me daily. Professionally, a retired superior also inspired me.
Who were your career mentors, and what role did they play?
My previous superiors and my facility general manager.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Do not be afraid to make mistakes and believe always in your own abilities.
If you were CEO of a company, what would you do first?
The strength of a company is its human capital. I will try to listen to the "base" and try to better understand better the work they do.
What would you tell someone considering a career in the rubber industry?
The rubber and chemical industries give good opportunities to grow, and they are well-structured.
In your opinion, what needs to be done to encourage females to pursue STEM-related careers?
Make it clear that technical subjects are within everyone's reach and females should not be afraid.