I love work. I love the intellectual stimulation, the sense of accomplishment, the financial reward. I love business, I am genuinely interested by stories of corporation that rise and fall, by the strategic evolutions of markets, by the business models and the unexpected players. So starting work again after mat leave, I should be happy, right ?Read More »
Third time around, easy peasy right ? Well, throw in the effects of a pandemic and the inevitable magic that accompanies the birth of a new child and you get a fruitful ground for learning.Read More »
1 year ago today, I was getting ready to come back to work after having my second daughter Peanut. 3 months before, I had finished work 3 days before my due date, I had put everything in order for projects to continue smoothly without me and I felt very confident. After all, I had done it before and it had gone smoothly. Boy, I was in for a rough ride ! Read More »
This week has been one of the most challenging in my career so far.
After an intense series of strategy meetings, I received some pretty comprehensive feedback from my boss.
That feedback was not positive and it was not on a point of detail.Read More »
I am very very fortunate. I married a feminist man.
When I first met Lion, I was 25 and he was 26. We were both advancing our careers, albeit in different fields. Very quickly, our respective workplaces, careers and ambitions became a very important topic of our conversations. We became one another’s coach. Our careers were advancing in parallel. We were slightly competitive with one another.
It was fun.
Then we got married and I became pregnant with Apple. And things changed.Read More »
With both my daughters, I took a short maternity leave for UK standards : 4 months. Whilst this is a standard duration in many countries (including my home nation, France) and a generous one in many others (including the most powerful country in the world, the USA), for the UK, it is considered short.Read More »