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Meet the HBA Paris Team

Marsha Ganthier

Role within the HBA: President, HBA Paris
Fill in the blank: Vulnerability is the only way to grow
You’re called to do something brave, but your fear is real and stuck in your throat. What’s the first thing you do?  
I close my eyes; I stretch my arms wide open and I breathe.
What is something that people often get wrong about you? That I am stronger than I am.
What’s the last show that you binged and loved? After Life – it had the right mix of laughter and tears.
Give us a film you really love? The Intouchables.
Give us a concert you’ll never forget? Janet Jackson, State of the World Tour 2017.
What’s your favourite meal? Anything my mom cooks when I go and visit.
What’s on your nightstand right now? I like to read more than one book at a time: Dare To Lead by Brené Brown, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Give us a snapshot of an ordinary moment in your life that brings you great joy? Going on long early morning walks with my dog while the city is just waking up.
What is the one thing you’re deeply grateful for right now? I’ll give you two: I am grateful to be able to call Paris my home, and I am especially grateful to be surrounded by such an amazing group of friends.
 

Anne Rhea 

Role within the HBA: Vice-President, HBA Paris
Fill in the blank: Vulnerability is a strength.
You’re called to do something brave, but your fear is real and stuck in your throat. What’s the first thing you do?  I take a deep breath and say out loud a positive affirmation.  
What is something that people often get wrong about you? That my ancestors come from Ireland (it is in fact Wales.)
What’s the last show that you binged and loved? Ozark.
Give us a film you really love? Stepmom.
Give us a concert you’ll never forget? Dave Matthews Band, growing up in the state of Connecticut was a mandatory summer activity with friends.
What’s your favourite meal? Risotto.  
What’s on your nightstand right now? The Inner Game of Tennis.
Give us a snapshot of an ordinary moment in your life that brings you great joy? Delicious meals with friends and family.
What is the one thing you’re deeply grateful for right now? My health and my team at TransPerfect.
 

Shalini Puri

Role within the HBA: Director at Large, Marketing and Communications, HBA Paris
Fill in the blank: Vulnerability is a sign of courage
You’re called to do something brave, but your fear is real and stuck in your throat. What’s the first thing you do? I take a deep breath and remind myself that I am a person of unlimited self-esteem.
What is something that people often get wrong about you? My age.
What’s the last show that you binged and loved? Jane The Virgin. 
Give us a film you really love? The Namesake.
Give us a concert you’ll never forget? Pandit Ravi Shankar concert in 2004.
What’s your favourite meal? Simple home-cooked meal made with love.
What’s on your nightstand right now? The New Human Revolution Vol. 30.
Give us a snapshot of an ordinary moment in your life that brings you great joy? Watching my plant blooming and thriving.
What is the one thing you’re deeply grateful for right now? It can't be just one, but many: for being alive, for my health, and for being surrounded by so many supportive and caring friends in Paris. 
 

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