Interview with Dr. Anne C. Beal
Dr. Anne Beal is Chief Patient Officer at sanofi, one of the world’s largest drug companies. Despite her hugely variable schedule (including frequent travel) and the fact that she lives in Paris, France, she maintains a vegan diet.
In Part 1 of this interview, Anne talks about the differences between vegetarianism and veganism. She explains when and why she chose to go vegan, talks about the challenges that “making the switch” poses, and shares the effect that this life choice has had on her health and her family.
In Part 2, Anne talks about how she integrates her commitment to veganism with her daunting schedule as a C-level executive. She shares how French gastronomic culture and mores are both a help and a hindrance to maintaining a vegan diet. Finally, she gives specific recommendations for executive level women, entrepreneurial CEOs, and other women with time-intensive work activities who want to start and maintain a vegan diet / lifestyle.
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