Event report

Past Event| Inspirational Women Leaders' Series

The French Chamber of Commerce was delighted to welcome speakers Valerie Patuel, Managing Director & CEO at Safran Helicopter Engines Asia & Safran Singapore and Marine Hardy, General Counsel APAC at Bollore Logistics for the  3rd session of Inspirational Women Leaders' Series.

This dialogue was skilfully moderated by Chloé Vialard, Senior Associate and Head of Strategic Partnerships at Shearman & Sterling and Co-President of the Women in Business Committee at the French Chamber.

Key takeaways:

  • Relying on collective feedback when hiring and promoting can help fight biais
  • Challenge the status quo, be prepared to decide unilaterally when needed and learn from your mistakes
  • Dare to ask and don’t stop pushing for it: it can be a long-term process, but you will get there if you persist
  • Look for support:  woman networks, mentors, coaches and personal advisory boards are key to overcome your imposter syndrome
  • “Having it all” is different for everyone: find out what is most important to you and make it happen

For more information about Women in Business Committee, contact Vanessa Hobbs vhobbs@fccsingapore.com. 


This event was kindly supported by our series partner, BNP Paribas.


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