Maria das Gracas Silva Foster - Quotes

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I always studied because I knew I had to. I needed to survive and take care of my mother. ---->>>

It was not easy to get to where I am. My challenge is to learn to deal with the jokes that are common among men that I heard and continue to hear sometimes among men. ---->>>

I am a focused person. I am a fighter. ---->>>

We didn't have much money. My whole extended family used to help us, and buy us books and food. It was hard, and there were things I didn't want to talk about. But at the end I was a happy girl. ---->>>

I lived in Complexo do Alemao until I was 12, dealt with domestic violence in my childhood and faced difficulties in life. ---->>>

I have two children. I gave up a lot for my career, but I'm very happy for it. I've done what I've always thought was best for me and my family. ---->>>

I thank my mother, Terezinha, for the power of her transforming love. ---->>>

My childhood was happy, joyful but very difficult. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Brazilian
Born: 08-26, 1953
Birthplace: Caratinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Occupation: Businesswoman
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Maria das Graças Silva Foster ( pronunciation ) (born 26 August 1953), also known as Graça Foster, is a Brazilian business executive and chemical engineer. She was the CEO of Petrobras-Petróleo Brasil, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company, which is located in Rio de Janeiro. She was the first woman in the world to head a major oil-and-gas company (wikipedia)