The 2015 Women in industry awards (Trophées des femmes de l’industrie), conferred by the French magazine “L’Usine Nouvelle” on 22 September, were awarded to eleven women who have forged outstanding careers and who, day after day, contribute to the development of French industry through their work in research, production, innovation or entrepreneurship.
Carole MacVeigh, head of financial controlling at Vallourec Heat Exchanger Tubes, nominated in the “Promising Start” category.
The jury selected Carole MacVeigh, head of financial controlling at Vallourec Heat Exchanger Tubes, nominated in the “Promising Start” category. Carole MacVeigh began working with Vallourec at the Jeceaba plant in Brazil (VSB), first on the French international internship program VIE, then on a local contract. She returned to France three years later and was offered the position of head of financial controlling at the Venarey-les-Laumes plant in eastern France, specialised in welded tubes for heat exchangers. New challenges and new responsibilities: Carole MacVeigh reports directly to the Finance Director and Plant Manager and is working on the development of decision management tools.
Vallourec rewards a woman from production
Vallourec was a partner of the Women in industry awards for the second year running. Stéphanie Fougou, the Group’s General Counsel and head of the gender diversity steering committee, presented the “Woman in Production” trophy to Catherine Trevet, Director of the SNCF industrial Technicentre in Nevers. Vallourec takes a special interest in this category that commends a woman working in production for her exemplary career. The winner has had to make her way in a particularly male-dominated world and demonstrate not only her passion for the industry, production processes and technologies but also her strong managerial qualities.
Through this partnership, Vallourec reaffirms its commitment to equal opportunities. The Group’s policy, defined by the Management Board, focuses on two main goals: boosting the number of women in operational positions, especially production, and improving their access to senior executive positions. “Through this award Vallourec shares the conviction that positions in production, as in all industrial professions, are accessible to women, and more: industrial jobs can inspire women, allow them to express their talent and lead them very far. The women we reward tonight are proof. Honoring them and promoting their outstanding careers, their passion for the industry and their professions is to contribute to changing attitudes, help attract and bring out the female talent industry needs”, explained Stéphanie Fougou on presenting the award.