Interview with Karin Genton-L'Epée

Why did you decide to participate attend the conference Equal Pay Day- Ženy sobě?

I was invited by Boyan Neytchev, Managing Director Bel Central Europe

What do you think it is the main impact of this event? Why do you think women should join

this event?

The opportunity to meet interesting people, to share experiences, ideas, to network

What are you looking forward to the conference?

The opportunity to meet interesting people, to share experiences, ideas, to network

What do you think is the difference between coaching and mentoring?

In the business world:

A coaching relationship focuses on results and performance. A coach is usually a professionally trained expert in coaching. Most coaching programs simply a financial agreement for the coaching sessions.

A mentoring relationship is mostly oriented toward an exchange of support, learning and/or guidance for the purpose of personal growth and professional development. The relationship is based on mutual trust, the mentoring sessions are usually free of charge.

Do women need this kind of help – mentoring or coaching?

Both men and women can benefits from mentoring and/or coaching depending on their needs and expectations

Is it necessary for women to have mentor or coach?

Coaching and Mentoring are helpful approaches but not necessary to succeed

What is your favorite country and why

France as my homecountry for its quality of life

United States of America for being the land of opportunity

Czech Republic for its peaceful life

What would you do with the money if you had 22% extra on top of your salary?

I will update my bucket list

What does success mean to you?

Reaching goals, achieving objectives, small and big

What do you do when things do not go the way you planned?

I take a deep breath and reevaluate my objectives and strategy and adapt accordingly

Who you think is the greatest woman in history up to your opinion?

Eleanor Roosevelt (Franklin D. Roosevelt’s wife). She advocated to expand roles for women in the workplace and she oversaw the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

What would you still manage/reach in your life?

I would like to help the younger generations learn and understand the importance of knowing who they are and what they want from an early age and to help them stand up for themselves and what they think is important.

What do you appreciate the most of people or life?

I love life, I love to be alive (It beats the odds ) and I like people, I like meeting people and I enjoy interacting with people

Where and how do you charge back your energy after a hard day?

At home with loved one

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