What drew you to the rubber industry, and what has made your career in the industry rewarding?
More or less a coincidence. I wanted to work as an accountant and I found out that Cabot was offering a job. The biggest reason to work in the rubber industry is the work itself, especially if you're interested in being on the precipice of research, discovery, development and innovation.
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
I hope that my life success is yet to come. I consider it a partial success that I have moved in this industry from the position of accountant to customer service manager.
What do you count as your biggest failure and what has it taught you?
Failure is part of life as well as success. If we didn't make mistakes and sometimes we didn't succeed, we wouldn't learn anything new. We wouldn't grow up and come up with new things. Therefore, I do not take failure as a failure.
Who or what inspires you?
My parents. I had the opportunity to see that everyday hard work brings success.
Who were your career mentors, and what role did they play?
Basically all colleagues. There was much to learn from each of them. I was most influenced by a colleague who was in charge of logistics and planning at the time. This field had been close and I enjoy it.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
No obstacle is a problem, it is a question of how you deal with it.
If you were CEO of a company, what would you do first?
I would like to meet all my colleagues. I would like to know their culture, values.
What would you tell someone considering a career in the rubber industry?
The rubber industry produces synthetic rubber used in the manufacture of tens of thousands of different products, including automobile tires, rubber bands and shoe soles. The rubber industry has big portfolio of products. This industry includes managers, sales representatives, clerical personnel, technicians and maintenance workers. In addition, chemists, chemical engineers and mechanical engineers play an important role in designing and supervising the processes used to make rubber and rubber products. Everyone can find what they are interested in and what they like
In your opinion, what needs to be done to encourage females to pursue STEM-related careers?
In general, I think it is necessary to support and make technical fields more attractive to children, regardless of gender.