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7 questions with Carolina Broman

Meet Carolina Broman

Carolina is Quality & Compliance Manager at NZB and has been with the business since June 2020.

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Why were you interested in your role here at NZB?
I highly valued my time at my previous company and it made me the person I am today, through the people I met and the mentors I had. Sadly, there were no longer any opportunities for growth which was why I decided to look for something new. What excited me about NZB was that the position fit my skill set perfectly and it provided an opportunity to push myself even more. Joining a business like NZB where there's potential for amazing growth and an incredible product is an opportunity you just cannot say no to!

What advice would you give to other women or younger female generations looking to get into the industry?
“I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that.”
― Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking

I would also have to quote my mentor as I carry her words with me every day - "Give and receive". Be awkward and ask the questions nobody else is asking, but more importantly, when somebody needs advice or help, then be there and give the help that they need. Once you do that, you'll see you receive back from the people you help. What really matters in life is not how often you fail or fall down...it's how you get up and how you learn from that experience.

What’s your favourite part of your job?
There is no place in the business that is not touched by quality. I get to meet a lot of people and gain understanding of their work and their role. This helps me understand how all processes interact and how we can improve those interactions to deliver the best quality products and services to our customers.

What do you think workplaces can do to be more inclusive of all genders?
Workplaces need to make a conscious decision to strive for equality and that is not only for genders but for sexual orientation, religion etc too. It has to be on our agenda every day.

How are you going to #ChooseToChallenge?
Individually we are all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. What I will do is continue to celebrate women’s achievements and strive to be a role model for others.

Who was your female role model growing up?
I have been lucky to grow up in a big family and all of the women in my family have been role models for me, including my mom, stepmom and grandmothers.

If you were having a dinner party, which female celebrities or historical figures would you invite to your table and why?
Stina Wollte - not only is she the daughter of my favourite actor but her presence on Instagram is such a breath of fresh air with her body positivity and her fight with the big corporates that censure a body that is not perfectly slim. Astrid Lindgren - I grew up with her stories and books. She was dedicated to children's rights and respect for their individuality. She wasn't afraid to highlight issues in society such as Swedish taxation which she captured in 'Pomperipossa in the World of Money', a satirical story that she wrote and published in a tabloid. I think both of these people would spark interesting discussions around the table!

To find out more about International Women's Day, visit the IWD website.