• DE
Suggestions
    Go directly to
      November 11, 2019

      Women Walking a New Way

      There are strong women and women who have not yet discovered that they are strong!

      The history of my family at Continental Guarulhos began in 1974 with the professional career of my mother Elizabete who worked for 5 years as a production operator, after which she decided to leave the company to dedicate herself to her children. As soon as the children grew, she encouraged and supported my sister Sheila in 2003 to join Continental. A few months later in the same year my younger sister Juliana started her career in the same unit and in 2005 I started my journey here, as Quality Inspector, and it was here that I fell in love with the shop floor, which was decisive for the definition of my career. I decided to study Production Engineering and the story does not stop there. Last year my daughter Ellen after having met the company when it was open to families on so called “Family Day”, also joined Continental through the Young Apprentice Program. Thus completing the cycle of 3 generations of women from the same family working in Continental. What we can say is that we feel grateful and proud of being part of Continental de Guarulhos’ 60-year history of success. 

      And I see every day in the company how much people live our values, which generates a motivating environment when faced with all our challenging goals. After going through several departments in different functions, today I face a new challenge of being production supervisor of the tachograph area, Dial and with the engineering team of Dial. I am proud to be the first woman here who is responsible for two departments, but I also feel a responsibility to encourage other women to management positions, knowing that in the selection process for my current role I competed only with men. At Continental I do not see barriers for men and women to have the same opportunities in management position. I believe that paradigm to be broken is in the minds of people, not only men, but many women too, so I understand that women in leadership positions have the responsibility to encourage, motivate and even inspire other women. I can cite as a good local example Roberta Palacio (Head of Plant SCM) an inspiration of management and motivation for me to develop even more!!!

       

      This article was written by our employee.

      Michele Neumann

      Cookie Policy

      We use cookies to provide you with the best experience on our website. Click on "Accept all" to allow all cookies or "Change cookie settings" to decide individually.

      Note: If you consent to the use of performance cookies, you also consent to the transfer of your personal data to insecure third countries (e.g. to the USA). These insecure third countries do not provide a level of data protection comparable to EU standards. In the case of certain third party providers, such as Google and Mouseflow, no other guarantees are offered to compensate for this deficit. There is therefore a risk that the transmission of your personal data may result in state authorities accessing your personal data without you having effective legal protection options.

      For more information on performance technologies and the transfer of data to third countries, please refer to the privacy policy.

      By clicking the "Accept all" button, you explicitly consent to this. Consent can be revoked at any time by changing the cookie settings. The further processing of data already collected before revocation by the third-party provider cannot be excluded.

      A cookie is a small data file that is stored on your device. We use cookies to provide basic and convenience functionalities, measure website performance and analyze user behavior on the website. 

      Required cookies are always activated because they are indispensable for the operation of the website and to store your cookie consent. Functional and performance cookies are optional. All optional cookies are deactivated by default.

      You can change your cookie settings at any time by visiting our Cookie Policy or by clearing the cache in your browser. 

      Show more Show less
      Back
      Required cookies Required

      These cookies are required to provide you with key functions.

      Functional cookies

      These cookies are used to provide certain functionalities to you.

      Performance cookies

      These cookies are used to measure website performance and user behavior. All collected data are analyzed anonymously.