Amélie Debrabandère, an alumna of the Master in Management (PGE) programme (SKEMA 1992), is on the list. As the director of SIA Habitat, a social housing provider in Douai, since 2021, she "has spent her entire career in the social housing sector in the Hauts-de-France region," mentions Voix du Nord. In 2023, Amélie Debrabandère will oversee 640 employees in the Nord and Pas-de-Calais regions.
A woman at the head of an industrial company
Originally from a small town in the Arras region, Corinne Molina is the second SKEMA alumna to be honoured by La Voix du Nord. A graduate of the PGE programme (SKEMA 1985), the company director (co-founder and vice-president of the group) heads Mäder, a company specialising in paints and composites for industry, based in Villeneuve d'Ascq, in the suburbs of Lille.
In 2023, the company employs 700 people, and in 2019 its turnover was 200 million euros. In an interview in 2021 on women's leadership for the BeCrazy magazine, she said: "In the industrial world, there are few women in management or technical positions. We need to help them develop their presence in this sector, and I am happy to be part of this movement. But I am not into fighting. We must discreetly change things and mentalities, with humility and simplicity."