Tell us who you are!
I’m Chloé Saby, a French women working and living in Germany but still commuting between 2 beloved countries in Europe France & Germany
Tell us more about your career steps and other projects you were part of!
I completed my French-German political studies in Aix-en-Provence and Freiburg-im-Breisgau in 2012 and got my first professional experience in a French-German/international corporate & compliance environment. Indeed I was Compliance Manager in Paris with constant business travels in Bonn by BuyIn, the Procurement Joint-Venture of Deutsche Telekom and Orange. After 4 exciting years, I’m jumping in a new Compliance challenge in Germany this time – Freiburg-im-Breisgau. I’m actually Compliance Specialist by Haufe Group, the pioneer of digital products such as online services for HR managers, accounting apps for the self-employed etc.
Last but not least I engaged myself in voluntary projects for the development of the French-German relationships. Being Head of the Cluny Forum 2016 Organization “Digitalization & Youth”, Cluny Forum the French-German meetings for young business talents French/German companies/institutions, brought me the advanced program & team management experience I was looking for.
What does “Social Capital” mean to you?
Social capital means exchange of experience, inspiration, advice and network. It is a win-win situation for the mentors and the mentees because all parties have to give and take something.
Coming from France I link social to solidarity because the collective cohesion of people is important for each type of society. Values and ethics are giving us a direction for sharing bright ideas bringing together women and men engaged for a higher parity. Let’s build this social capital path together!
What makes you successful in life/current job?
The right balance between hard work, exigency and engagement drives me in my life and current job. Sharing my passion for Compliance and interculturality is a plus which enables me so far to get high valuable opportunities with always new people from all around the world.
What is/has been your biggest achievement professionally and personally?
I’m looking forward to my next big achivement as life is challenging and in front of us! So far developping a Compliance intercultural career in Europe is my biggest achievement in combination with my initiatives in my professional and personal life. Giving Compliance conferences/courses to professionals/students, having coproduced an intercultural communication & management brochure, and having led the organisation of the Cluny’16 for more than 60 young talents & senior/top management leaders all around Europe remain my big achieved steps.
What skills, experiences or incidences helped you to get you to where you are today? What hindered?
Flexibel, open-minded and looking for excellence are the skills which helped me a lot.
I evolved in start-up environment where team/processes/guidelines etc. had to be found and implemented from scratch. Of course it’s a creative challenge because you can’t rest on what is alreay existing and you have to analyse, understand and propose the adequate solution fitting to the situation.
Perfectionism is a strength but also a weakness if you forget that done is better than perfect! And when something seems to you too complicated, make it easy and it will work!
What are your aspirations as a 1World Mentor for the 1World Social Capital Program?
My aspiration is to share my professional/personal experience with a young professional to support him/her to be successful and go beyond self-given (oft wrong) obstacles, difficulties. Getting his/her new ideas and initiatives under a positive mindset motivates me also!
What can you offer your 1World Mentee?
I can offer to the my 1World mentee: 1. personalized support 2. experience sharing not only successes but also difficulties 3. common trust beyond competitive spirit.
What does your ideal 1World Mentee look like?
Ideal I’m quite cautious as nobody is perfect! Each person is welcome to be my 1World Mentee just be yourself, authentic and engaged!
What are your aspirations for your 1World Mentee?
I prefer getting and discovering the free aspirations of my 1World Mentee toward myself as a mentor!
Do you believe there is a glass ceiling for young female professionals? If yes, how can we break it?
There is a glass ceiling in our socities whatever the countries and cultures, who could deny it? But let’s be constructive and positive by sharing the “lean-in” spirit between men and women. “Lean in”, the famous expression used by Sheryl Sandberg in its inspiring book for more women at high management level within companies.