Celebrating International Women’s Day: Interview of Irene Franck, HR Director


Today we are celebrating International Women’s Day at VARO, and this year it is all about Inspiring Inclusion.

We are determined to build a more inclusive workplace, facilitate women’s professional development and inspire the next generation of women leaders – at VARO and beyond.

And there is no one better to explore these important themes than our Human Resources Director, Irene Franck. Irene tells us how she overcame bias to get to where she is today, and offers words of advice for aspiring young women looking to make their mark.

This year, we continue our efforts, with 22% Female Senior Managers (+6% vs. 2022) and the launch of our first VARO Women’s Network. This network is a platform for exchange, mutual support and development, facilitating women’s professional development in alignment with our 2030 diversity goals.

There is still much to be done, but we are up for the task!