Macron's awesome new cabinet


Among those picked for big posts were (L-R) Sylvie Goulard at defence, Agnès Buzyn at health and Laura Flessel as sports minister
Among those picked for big posts were (L-R) Sylvie Goulard at defence, Agnès Buzyn at health and Laura Flessel as sports minister

Sibeth Ndiaye is the new communications chief at the Elysée
Sibeth Ndiaye is the new communications chief at the Elysée

At last a government in Europe where half the ministers are women, including:

Sylvie Goulard, defence minister:

At 52, she is a Euro-MP and has been part of Mr Macron's foreign affairs team for several months. She is a political colleague of François Bayrou, who aligned his centrist MoDem party with Mr Macron earlier this year.

Agnès Buzyn, health minister:

A well-known health professional, she has headed the haematology department at the Necker children's hospital in Paris as well as France's national cancer institute.

Sophie Cluzel, disabilities minister.

Another figure from civil society. Her four children include a daughter with Down's Syndrome.

Laura Flessel, Sports Minister:

Aged 45, she is a double Olympic fencing champion widely known in French sport. With an eye to the Paris bid to hold the 2024 Olympics, Mr Macron has deliberately chosen one of its chief supporters.

Françoise Nyssen, Culture Minister:

Born in Belgium, she worked for the Belgian government for several years in urban planning before moving into publishing in France.

Murielle Pénicaud, Labour Minister:

No stranger to the labour ministry, where she worked in the early 1990s, Ms Pénicaud, 61, has been head of the Business France agency with the aim of attracting foreign investment.

Marlène Schiappa, - Equalities Minister

Her successful blog Maman Works saw her dubbed the "spokeswoman for working mums"

And how about this appointment?

Sibeth Ndiaye, 37

Born in Senegal, 37 years of age, she ran the press relations side of his presidential campaign and now has the task of doing the same for his presidency. She only became a naturalised French citizen last year and played a starring role in a behind-the-scenes TV documentary on the Macron campaign.

New Europeans has a similar policy by the way - at least 50% of our board appointments must be women.

We also do give an even share or more than an even share of the top jobs to women (Macron has so far only given one of the five top posts to women).

We do not take part in panels where there are no female speakers.

It's not that we want to discourage men to apply.

We simply want to set a good example and be the best that we can be.

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