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CPM France Interviews #IWD2019

As part of the celebrations for International Women’s Day #IWD2019 CPM France invited some of their female employees to take part in an interview to share their inspirational stories

 

What is your name and role in the company?

#IWD2019

 

Caroline Laroche-Joubert – Account Manager for our client AbInBev

 

What was your first ever job?  Junior Product Manager, Food Service (out of home consumption) at Heinz! (Yum!)

 

What advice would you give to anyone starting a career in sales?

You need to know yourself and what area you want to work in (food, high-tech…) because they are very different jobs.

 

Don’t be afraid to try or to dare. You never lose: either you win or you learn. You have to know how to be humble and learn a lot before you can become an expert

 

Is there any women in leadership that you admire outside of your organisation? Yes, since Omniwomen summit of 2018: Perla Servan Schreiber!  This woman exudes the joy of living and her cheerfulness is contagious. For me, she represents the Wisdom that you want to listen to, she knows what really matters.

 

What are the few resources (books, articles, blogs etc.) you would recommend to someone to gain insight into becoming successful in life and their career? So I will suggest Perla’s book: Ce que la vie m’a appris [meaning “What life has taught me”]. I would encourage the person to be aware of current affairs in general as well as the news in their own field of work. This allows us to have conversations with customers even if we have nothing in common with them.

 

 

What is your name and role in the company?

#IWD2019

 

Laura Valavanis, Client Service Director for Sales Activation clients.

 

What was your first ever job? 

Marketing/Sales Coordinator for a Beauty Trainer team at Daytona.

 

What advice would you give to anyone starting a career in sales?

Always try to put yourself in the Customer’s position!!!

 

Is there any women in leadership that you admire outside of your organisation? There are admirable women in many fields. Simone Veil is probably one of the women who embodies courage and strength to me.

 

What are the few resources (books, articles, blogs etc.) you would recommend to someone to gain insight into becoming successful in life and their career? In my life, managing a family successfully and performing well in my career can sometimes be a real challenge.

 

Carole Pirmez’s book “Avant j’étais débordée !” [meaning “Before, I was overwhelmed!”] provides a few tips for organising everyday life, in order to restore a harmonious sense of balance.

 

Similarly, Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” talks about the simple fact that stress and inefficiency are partly caused by untidiness.

 

 

What is your name and role in the company?

#IWD2019

 

Anne-Sophie Desportes, Account Manager for our client Orange

 

What was your first ever job? 

My 1st job was Area Manager in the Paris region for CPM’s client HP.

 

What advice would you give to anyone starting a career in sales?

 

Have self-confidence, never give up, be curious and know your contact/customer in order to achieve your goals.

 

Is there any women in leadership that you admire outside of your organisation? Susan Oubari, a spiritual coach who had a career change after working in fashion.

 

She’s a very friendly and warm American who uses “Breathwork” based on very intense breathing exercises. They help you let go, to beat stress and anxiety and make way for well-being and relaxation.

 

What are the few resources (books, articles, blogs etc.) you would recommend to someone to gain insight into becoming successful in life and their career? Here are the social media accounts I follow, for a different perspective on current affairs and for their creative ideas:

  • HuffPost
  • Brut
  • Creapills
  • 1 innovation par jour

Balance for Better

#IWD2019 #BalanceforBetter

 

 



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