We continue celebrating Spring together with our Gadz'Arts women residing in the US. Today please meet Fanny Thublier (Li 209)!

  1. Tell us about your career path and area of expertise today. How did it come about?

I am a Consultant at McKinsey & Company and I am based in San Francisco, CA.

Prior to joining McKinsey, I worked for Cisco Systems in Amsterdam where I was part of the Global Manufacturing Operations division. In 2015, I moved to the Silicon Valley to work for Cisco’s Data Center Group, before joining one of Cisco’s fastest growing startups in 2016 – Cisco Meraki.



  1. What do you do every day at work? How does being a Gadz’Arts help you in your everyday tasks and team management?



Every day, I work side-by-side with my clients’ leadership team to help them solve a variety of business challenges, ranging from merger management to cost reduction efforts or new market entry. A lot of my time is spent in coaching them on how to successfully implement our recommended strategy, helping them scale and build their capabilities.

Being a Gadz’Arts taught me resiliency, adaptability and how to be a great team player. Having a multidisciplinary background is also an asset when working with cross functional teams.



  1. How did you come to the US- why and when? How is your work life different than in France?

I first came to the US in 2011 for an internship at Schlumberger in Houston, Texas (thanks to the AFAM!). I immediately fell in love with the country and was amazed by the countless career opportunities. When my internship ended, I promised myself to find a way to come back and live in the US! In 2015, I moved to San Francisco with Cisco systems and have been living there since then.



  1. What is the best advice someone ever gave you? Why?

“If you don’t ask, you don’t get”. You are the sole owner of your career/life and have the power to make changes. If you let people know what you want and why, there is a chance you will obtain what you are looking for. If you fail, at least you tried and won’t have any regrets.


  1. What is one favorite way to spend your free time (hobbies, weekend activities)?

Traveling, hiking and catching up with friends are my favorite ways to spend my free time.



Thank you again, Fanny, for sharing your experience and thoughts on life in the USA for Gadz'Arts! AFAM is grateful for your support.