Ambition should not be an oxymoron for women, who often think they "have " to choose between their career and their personal lives... Nathalie explains why women often self-limit their ambition and what role family and scholar ecosystems play - or should play-  in that process.

Nathalie Loiseau joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1986 and then embarked on an international career as a diplomat for  20 years.She combined these activities with a busy family life.She held the delicate position of spokesperson for the French Embassy in the United States for a period of 5 years, just after the attacks of September 11th 2001.
In 2011, she became Executive Director of Administration at the Quai d’Orsay (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
As Director of ENA since 2012, despite not having studied there, she thus represents a new facet of this institution. She has since been working for diversity in the access to the school and for reforming its curriculum.
She has also published a widely acclaimed book, in which she addresses women’s choices in their professional lives, associated with those in their personal lives.
As a graduate of Sciences Po Paris (where she entered at age 16) and of INALCO in Chinese, Nathalie Loiseau is now a plenipotentiary minister.

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