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$29.6bn Approximate revenue


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along with equal pay comes equal respect and recognition and notes the challenge of being a top-level female executive at the firm: “I’ve never really been iconic. I’ve always just been someone who worked hard. I feel now, as one of two women on our Global Executive Committee, an extraordinary burden on behalf of all women to get it right.” In addition to



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fighting for women in the boardroom, Salzman is applying her ideals to the business of cigarettes. “One of the things I’m most passionate about is that we need to do a better job making sure women get information about

– on a budget no less – she emphasises:

harm reduction,” she explains. “Because

“I’ve spent the last 15 years of my life

of regulatory restrictions on things you

trying to come up with something to

can and can’t do with women in media,

wipe that off my tombstone.”

it’s tougher to bring smoke-free

In her new role at Philip Morris

information to that demographic.”

International, Salzman believes she

Philip Morris is currently organising

has found exactly that. “I have never

a women’s initiative in order to mitigate

seen a company that cares more about

the health risks placed upon half the

getting it right on this topic of inclusion

world’s population. “You’ll see us

and diversity,” she says. Philip Morris

launch communications campaigns,

International is an Equal-Salary compa-

over the course of the next several

ny, ensuring that it remains committed

months that will include women who

to equal pay for men and women.

quit, woman who smoked themselves,

Salzman is devoted to ensuring that

and make themselves into role models

APRIL 2019

Profile for Business Chief USA

Business Chief USA Magazine – April 2019  

Business Chief USA Magazine – April 2019