The most influential person in my life is my mum, for all the reasons that you’d say your mum. She’s an incredibly strong woman. We moved a lot when I was young because my dad was in the army – from Tunisia to South Africa, Gabon, the U.S., London, France, then back to Tunisia. When you’re a child you don’t think about it, you just live whatever life you have, but my mum had to be very present for us and be prepared for those changes.
When we lived in Tunisia, she behaved according to Tunisian culture, even though she’s French. She wanted us to respect both cultures and understand that we’re part of both of them. I think that helps at Colt, where I work with people from all over the world – I never find myself asking why people behave in different ways. I live a French life now but I never forget the Tunisian parts of me.
Dorra Ben Naceur | Senior Account Executive | Paris