Leaders & Daughters - To My Daughter

Ma Chère Camille

 

Ma chère Camille,

Aussi loin que je me souviens, tu as toujours su ce que tu voulais. Ta détermination te prédestinait à de grandes choses. Ta discipline scolaire et sportive t’ont toujours démarquée. Aujourd’hui, je retrouve en toi cette même détermination, ce désir de gagner, cette discipline. Ta vie professionnelle ne fait que commencer et déjà tu as su te démarquer. Tu as su prendre de grandes décisions qui s’avéreront, j’en suis persuadé, déterminantes.

Lorsque je te vois t’accomplir, je suis rempli d’un grand sentiment de bonheur car je te vois heureuse, mais je dois avouer que j’éprouve aussi un grand sentiment de fierté car bien que tout le mérite de tes réussites te revienne, je ne peux m’empêcher de penser que ta famille y a un peu contribué!!!

Tu entreprendras une nouvelle aventure cet automne. Là encore ta détermination aura guidé tes actions et je salue ton courage de quitter un emploi et une carrière fleurissante pour aller poursuivre des études à l’étranger. Tu auras rapidement compris l’importance d’être différente et de t’approprier de nouveaux territoires qui te distingueront. Camille, je suis persuadé que grâce à tes qualités et ta détermination tu auras beaucoup de succès. Je suis convaincu que tu ne seras pas influencée par les limites que notre société peut encore imposer. Assure-toi de toujours conserver les valeurs qui t’ont guidée jusqu’à ce jour. Je suis fier de toi et tu pourras toujours compter sur moi.

Ton père qui t’aime

Robert

Learn more about EgonZehnder Leaders and Daughters

Recent posts

For Ali & Carly- Go far, and go together.

Dear Ali & Carly, As I look at how the two of you are building your own successful careers in the advertising business, I couldn’t be prouder. Naturally, your dad and I always wanted the best for you, and while...

Live, Love, and Laugh Well

Dear Izzi, There’s a meme spreading on social media channels of a Fisher-Price game that comes complete with all the things necessary for soul-crushing meetings. In addition to a table, chairs, coffee cups, and a...

Stay Fearless Forever

Dear Ruby Carmen, Soon you’ll be turning 3 years old. To celebrate I want to share my hopes and dreams for you: Live life for you. Let your courage grow. Make your moments count and be present. Don’t be afraid. I LOVE...

And Dance – Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

To my daughters: It’s special to write to you on Mother’s Day 2018. Today at lunch, we went around the table and shared why we love and appreciate each of our family members. I was honored that you...

3 Simple Things

Sam and Peyton, My most important accomplishment in life is each of you. I am so proud of the young women you have become. As I reflect upon our lives together, there are 3 simple things I would say to always remember:...

The Mother’s Day Gift I Want You To Give Yourself

Dear Cat, A few years ago, I overheard you talking to a friend about work-life balance. You marveled that even as your mother worked a corporate job, she had been to every one of your volleyball games. That was not...

Force of Nature

Dear Jessica, I will let this letter act as a warning to anyone that will try and limit you or your potential in this world. They will be dealing with a formidable force of nature. Your combined Scottish and Italian...

Yum! Brands’ Greg Creed: Courageous Woman

Dear Lauren, It’s hard to believe that you are turning 30 this year, which only reinforces my belief that the days can be long but the years are always short. It has been a joy and brought me so much pleasure and...

Dear Sowmya and Pallavi,

I am writing to both of you on this platform because I believe I am writing on behalf of all the working mothers. Ours is a unique sisterhood because working moms totally understand each other. I have been a working...