Daniele Garcelon Directrice Générale Monte-Carlo Beach Monaco

In conversation with Daniele Garcelon – for excellence in leadership

Published on March 02, 2021Updated on June 19, 2023

In honour of this 110th International Women’s Day, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer is celebrating our women!

Here, we caught up with Daniele Garcelon, Managing Director at Monte-Carlo Beach. For 8 March 2021, she told us about her desire to be seen as a professional, passing on her ideas, and her vision for a style of leadership where both men and women can shine.

This year, we are celebrating the 110th International Women’s Day. Can you tell us what this day means to you?

Daniele Garcelon: I hope we get to stop celebrating it soon! What I mean by that is that I hope we will finally achieve equality between men and women, and that their rights and skills will be recognised as equal. When that happens, we won't need International Women’s Day anymore. To tell you the truth, it actually kind of gets on my nerves...

Is there an “International Men’s Day”? No! Right?

“I support leadership, plain and simple: it’s not about men or women, but about excellence.”
Daniele Garcelon Directrice Générale Monte-Carlo Beach Monaco
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UN Women has announced that the theme for International Women’s Day (IWD 2021) on 8 March 2021 will be: “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. What do you take from that?

D.G: As I’ve said before, I support leadership, plain and simple: it’s not about men or women, but about excellence. It’s about getting men and women on an equal footing: for our children, and our children’s children.

As a woman, what has been the biggest challenge in your career to date?

D.G: My biggest challenge as a woman working in a “man’s world” is to pass on my ideas and vision for my profession without facing condescension or assumptions. It is to be seen as a professional in my own right, and not a woman doing a man’s job. And I think I’ve more or less pulled it off!

Who is your female role model, and why?  

D.G: The woman I admire the most? Marie Curie! What a genius! What a brave woman! What a role model!

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