It helps to have women like French Ambassador Kareen Rispal ‘open the door,’ says the program’s first student Juliana Trapolino.
French Ambassador Kareen Rispal with University of Ottawa student Juliana Trapolino, who shadowed the the ambassador for a day on April 3 as part of the French Embassy's new Ambassador for a Day program. Photograph courtesy of the French Embassy
France’s first female ambassador to Canada, Kareen Rispal, says she’s “fighting to have more women ambassadors” in the field, but saw a lack of role models available to young professionals starting their careers.
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