For me the key to success is just persistence and having goals
My name is Nathalie Thérèse Boissy, Leasing Responsible, SMT Senegal.
It all started with a phone call from a former colleague who told me: “Nathalie, I saw a job offer at SMT Senegal and I believe you have the skills required for this position.” I am a person who likes challenges, so I said to myself: “why not? ” SMT is a multinational and I had all the skills required for this role.
My main daily challenges are to accompany salespeople on joint visits, analyse financial files and provide information to my superiors. SMT has provided me with tremendous support through online training. My predecessor Boubacar, who is now in the Mining department, supported me a lot and he continues to support me in putting together the files.
I am passionate about interpersonal skills and I am the link between banks, customers and sales people. For me the key to success is just persistence and having goals.
The advice that I would give to my sisters is to have principles and be women of values. When I talk about a woman of value, it is to be able to set goals in your life, you will make it happen, you will dream and you will put all the assets on your side to be able to succeed.
During my interview, my predecessor asked me this question: “are you ready to be behind the wheel and answer to the sales representatives, the bank, your sales manager, give all the necessary information on each file and coach a sales team? ”
I thought to myself: “What kind of job is this? ” But deep inside I told myself I can do it, I like a challenge, that’s all me, and now it’s my job!