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Role Players 2019

Marie Dancer

Change Coach
Authenti Career LLP

Marie is a career & executive leadership coach for women. Having worked in the banking industry for several years, she has experienced the corridors of corporate power and how women can feel uncomfortable navigating in a male dominated workplace.In 2009, she launched from scratch "Ell'à Brest'', a Frenchnetwork designed toboost women's participation and advancement in corporate organizations through mentoring, networking, professional development and advocacy.

Leading this NGO was a career breakthrough and redefined her perspective of leadership as the abilityto engage people and create a positive contagion of inspiration, energy, challenge and support.

Since then, she has been supporting women to think bigger, better and way outside the box to close the power gaps preventing them from achieving a fulfilling career and to build their authentic thought leadership.

Because Change starts with each of us and as diversity is good for team performance and trust-based organizations,she believesthat men are in the best position to influence cultural and organizational change. We need leaders who can create truly inclusive cultures-environments where women and men have equal opportunities to make contributions and advance to leadership roles.

Finally, having lived in different countries (France, Morocco, Canada, Malaysia, China), she is a global-exposed coach and knows how values, beliefs and judgments depend on our cultural background, which is useful to challenge the statu quo, overcome unconscious biases and reluctance to change.