Even if she was able to rally the other candidates to her side, Dominique Carlac’h is not a favorite in the election for the presidency of Medef, facing Patrick Martin, number two in the employers’ organization. “This time, I’m going to win! “Says the former French junior champion in the 400m. In 2018, she joined Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, becoming since then vice-president and spokesperson for Medef.
On the side of the programs, the candidates do not offer any real differences: both want the continuation of the supply policy, less finicky regulation for companies, but also plead for sustainable growth that does not oppose economy and ecology. .
Also, between the one who created, at the age of 24, her innovation consulting company and the boss who raised her family ETI to a turnover of 1 billion euros, the difference mainly concerns style, Dominique Carlac ‘h defending a “Medef of our time”.
“It is no longer just a question of reacting but of being on the offensive,” she insists. A competitor at heart, the former sportswoman says she is ready to “discuss the new relationship to work without taboos”, from organization to salaries, including the sharing of value. She nevertheless sets a “red line”: “That will not mean working less, but differently. »
In order to achieve this, Dominique Carlac’h relies above all on the debate. “I always try to be in a position of listening, observing and talking,” she explains. In her family, “religion meant ascent through education,” she smiles, before confirming that she discovered faith very recently.
“The idea of something beyond purely material appealed to me for a long time,” says the former philosophy student modestly. She started on the way out of the 2018 campaign for the presidency of Medef. The questions are linked, she crosses the door of her Parisian parish a few months later to ask for baptism, which she will receive on Easter morning, in the midst of a pandemic.
Far from “any proselytism in the company”, Dominique Carlac’h admits that his new faith is expressed in a way of being. “Believing in people helps to defuse a lot of conflicts,” she sums up. She joined the Christian Entrepreneurs and Leaders movement and says she is convinced that, in business as at Medef, “people need to be listened to”.
Hence her insistence on the team she will surround herself with if she is elected. “The presidency of the Medef is a mission at the service of the French economic team: through companies, it is a question of putting oneself at the service of society in order to help it cope with all the transitions who are in front of us. »