Women Of The Channel: My Female Role Model

Andrea Thomas, Director, Channel Development, Adtran

My grandmother emigrated from France after WWI with my grandfather, and together they established a highly successful French restaurant located in Cambridge, Mass. She made many sacrifices for her family during the post-war years, and continued to run a highly successful operation after my grandfather's death. She was indeed a woman before her time, and was my first view of a woman in business that was able to balance her life during challenging times through hard work and dedication.