Austrian-French (Swedish) Partner
Mother to 9 year old boy and a 11 year old girl
We moved here in 2007 after more than ten years in Paris, where I was working as a commercial director for an Italian fashion brand. My husband was also working and travelling a lot and at some point we became sick and tired of Paris. We already had children and we wanted to give them a better quality of life. My husband was offered a very good career opportunity here in Geneva and he suggested moving. I accepted, even though for me it meant leaving my job, my career, my everything, but I agreed because I had worked all my life... I had already had a brilliant career, so it was time to give my life a change.
Since I knew we could only count on ourselves, as we had no family around, the choice to look after my family felt good at first, but I was quickly ready to do more. I am Italian, so to me being a mother is a natural role for a woman, but it's not enough. I looked for an occupation that would be based in Geneva, not necessarily something that would make me earn a lot of money, be fulfilling in other ways. I needed to do something good, something productive and tangible. Eventually I went on to create a website and a small company which sells ceramics decorated with children's drawings. Work is not everything, you know, it helps you to feel more complete and gives certain status, but the real joy of life comes from everyday little achievements that can be hard to see with the eyes of a business woman, but easy to find with the eyes of a woman.
- Marina Cavazza
- Image Size
- 1417x1134 / 780.3KB
- Contained in galleries
- Portrait of a (Working) Mother