Daniela Silva has been part of the Cupa Stone team in Portugal for six years. She is a receptionist and office worker at the Águeda centre.
What does International Women’s Day mean for you?
This day symbolises women’s historic struggle to have the same conditions as men. Mainly, the fight against male chauvinism.
How has the role of women evolved in your sector and during your professional career?
It has evolved at the level of financial responsibility. The entire accounting and now, the financial process as well, is being managed by us women.
Have you experienced any difficulties in your working life because you are a woman?
Yes. In terms of authority, the male voice is granted more respect than the female voice. As the years go by, that difference is gradually becoming less noticeable.
What do you think has been your greatest contribution to Cupa Group?
Commitment and dedication. When I dedicate myself to a project, I devote body and soul to it, always giving it one hundred percent. That’s why I usually say that I give the best of me in everything I do.
Why would you recommend other women join the Cupa Group team?
Because it’s an opportunity for professional growth, you learn to deal with obstacles and you gain knowledge.