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Safran’s core values take center stage during U.S. Women@Safran event



November 4, 2019

A recent Women@Safran coaching workshop and networking lunch in Everett, Washington centered on Safran’s core values and how they correlate with team members' personal values. Gathering at Safran Passenger Solutions’ Water & Waste facility, a group of 34 women benefited from open and honest conversations about values and the impact they have on work, home and individual development.

Donna Barragan – owner of Tamarack Coaching and certified professional coach, with over 20 years of aviation experience – facilitated the October 24 discussion with an interactive “values” exercise that used cell phones to gage audience responses. She worked with different members to help recognize when values were in balance and when they weren’t. Many of the women were pleasantly surprised to see how personal values greatly aligned with those of Safran.

The group was diverse with many departments represented, including engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing, business development, certification, human resources, quality management, communications, program management and supply chain from local Safran companies. Everett, Washington, is home to many Safran facilities supporting Boeing and other aviation companies in the area.

A dedicated group of women

Ileana Pulido, Lab Quality Engineer from Safran Electrical & Power and Women@Safran Everett, Washington Chair summed up her experience: “We have a dedicated group of women at Electrical & Power which shows by our longevity. It is wonderful to meet other local Safran women, share our experiences and get to know each other better. I am very pleased with our first meeting. It was a joint effort, and I thank everyone who helped coordinate the event, including Cindy Chapman for hosting, and especially Donna Barragan, for volunteering her time to support this very important Safran initiative.”

Also in attendance was Beth DeYoung, VP Business Development, Interiors, Lease Customers and Women@Safran North America Chair. She added: “Thank you Ileana (Safran Electrical and Power) and Christine (Safran Passenger Solutions) for your enthusiasm to initiate an Everett, Washington local group and bring various locations together for a meeting. You worked together as a team to easily bring this event to life, even researching multiple speakers. The workshop connecting Safran corporate values was a great idea to kick this off. I look forward to attending your next meeting!”

The Safran companies represented at the event were Safran Electrical and Power, Safran Electronics and Defense, Safran Seats, Safran Cabin, and Safran Passenger Solutions.