Capgemini Group Chief Financial Officer Carole Ferrand shares advice for women professionals via CMO by Adobe article


Capgemini CFO Carole Ferrand featured in CMO Blog by Adobe

Capgemini CFO Carole Ferrand featured in CMO Blog by Adobe

 March 16, 2020

Capgemini's Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Carole Ferrand lives by the motto 'always ready' - a motto handed down to her by another female leader. She expands on these powerful words in an article shared via CMO by Adobe which features her top piece of advice for women professionals.

Importance of mutual trust and respect

“Since the first day in my first job, 28 years ago, I have constantly been focused and sensitive to the values and the leadership of the people and organisations I have worked for and with," Carole comments. 

"In my opinion, mutual trust and respect and a strong commitment to bringing value through professional expertise are essential to building a successful career. This has enabled me to build a variety of great experiences with strong role models, both men and women."

Learning from women role models

"Prior to joining Capgemini, I worked five years with Patricia Barbizet, a prominent female leader in the business world and a true role model for me. 'Always ready' was her motto. This is something that stays with me today," adds Carole.

"In all circumstances, while acquiring, financing, or accompanying companies in their key strategic developments, I have always valued intellectual stimulation, inspiration, and collaborative decision making. When asked what it takes to build a successful career, I always say that making conscious decisions about the career choices and the associated commitments and ensuring that the experiences gained are complementary [with] important elements."

"Finally, Capgemini is part of that journey both when I was board director and now group CFO," she concludes. "I am really pleased to see all the progression and objectives around gender in the group."

Read the full article at CMO by Adobe.

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