How would you describe your experience at Sanofi in a nutshell?
I see Sanofi as a family. What I love about Sanofi is how everyone understands that we all have a life outside of work. It’s OK to have other commitments. We know the juggle is real and we are here to support you 100% of the way.
But it’s also a partnership. I take the time to have regular conversations with my manager to make sure we are on the same page and aligned to where I want to go. I think this partnership was instrumental to the success of my transition to remote working. A concept that seems so mainstream now! But a few years back before COVID-19, remote working was a negotiation.
What role do you think perseverance plays in your role?
There’s a goal to accomplish but there’s so much support to get there. Policy change takes a long time, we call it the long burn. I remember working on a three year policy change project to make medicine accessible for our patients. There were times when we thought it was too hard, that it wasn’t going to happen. However, we all pushed through together and had an amazing outcome. It’s this perseverance I want to show to my children. I want them to see if you stay committed to something and work hard you can achieve your goals.