An interview about what it's like to be a woman at Deloitte with Francesca Soro
Meet Francesca Soro - Women @ Deloitte
Get to know the women that shape our culture and help us make Deloitte a unique place to work! Find out more about their backgrounds and unique career paths, learn about what their daily work routine is like and get their advice for the women of the future.
1. Please tell us a bit about yourself and your career path at Deloitte.
My name is Francesca Isabella Soro. I’m 27 years old, half Swiss and half Italian and I'm an Audit assistant in Geneva. We specialize in examining company’s financial statements and accounting processes, in order to make sure that financial records are a fair and accurate representation of the business.
I am big fan of outdoor sports (running, cycling, ski touring, kite surfing, hiking, stand up paddling, etc). My weekdays and weekends are usually complete opposites. When I’m at work, I sit at my desk for 9 hours a day but on the weekends, I can’t sit still for even a moment!
2. How do you believe Deloitte supports women and helps you make an impact?
Many of my managers are women. They’ve been able to grow fast in the company and yet still have a normal life and a family. I believe what’s crucial for us in order to make an impact is trust, learning & development opportunities as well as flexible working time.
“Deloitte is becoming more international and socially diversified every day."
3. Tell us about any learning and development opportunities you’ve experienced at Deloitte.
I am currently enrolled in the academy courses of Expert Suisse, which are crucial for my job as an auditor. It’s nice to be a student again, especially with such a strong support from Deloitte, both financially and by giving me a flexible schedule to complete my studies.
4. What do you think Deloitte does well to support diversity and inclusion?
I can see it especially in the recruitment process. The company is becoming more international and socially diversified every day. Other than that, I’m looking forward to seeing what else the company does to make employees feel integrated now that we're able to connect in person again with our teams.
5. What’s advice you’d give to the women of the future/women who are looking to join Deloitte?
I believe new joiners should not hide themselves behind a “corporate mask” and should feel comfortable to be themselves and let their diversities shine. Also, I think new joiners should stay curious towards others and be open to trying new things. Pull yourself out of your comfort zone as often as possible, it’s the best way to learn!