" After graduating from Arts et Métiers, I joined SNR and was immediately given supervisory responsibilities at the tender age of 23. Competencies count and I do not think that a person’s gender is taken into account when professional qualities are being considered. There is no doubt that men and women do not work in the same way, just like we do not lead our day-to-day lives in the same way! On this matter, I decided to work part-time to be able to bring up my children - a decision that has not hindered my work over the past 14 years. I manage a department made up of 50 people; I have responsibilities and I do not feel that I am left out because of the fact that I am a woman at the head of a family! "