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Meeting with Carole Tolila, journalist.

Balzac Paris went to meet Carole Tolila, journalist, presenter and columnist TV. His career, his projects, Women who inspire her And his favorite pieces Balzac Paris: discover his interview in our newspaper.

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Meeting with Carole Tolila, journalist

Balzac Paris went to meet Carole Tolila, journalist, presenter and columnist TV. His career, his projects, Women who inspire her And his favorite pieces Balzac Paris: discover his interview in our newspaper.

“My name is Carole Tolila and I am a journalist, presenter and TV columnist. »»

Hello Carole! For those who don't know you, who are you?

Carole Tolila

My name is Carole Tolila, I am journalist, presenter and columnist TV. I work for " Silence it grows "On France 5, and for" Télématin "on France 2, for the" Family Education "section. I also have an Instagram account next to that, on which I broadcast a live show called " Therapy pajamas »! But I am also, and above all, the mother of Edgar and Thelma. 

Can you tell us more about your show "Pajama Therapy"?

Carole Tolila

Lhas " Therapy pajamas "It is an Instagram live that takes place every Thursday evening on my account. If I have to summarize the concept in a sentence, it's a bit " Tell me who you are and where you live »! I organize a live with three girls who do not necessarily know each other, and who do visit their interior. We talk about decor, work, but also about their lives and their personality! For the record, the concept was born during the first confinement. With this situation, I only had one desire: Find the lightness of the party pajamas of my 15 years ! I love the atmospheres with friends, where we can talk about everything and nothing. People really liked this confidential side, the impression of being part of a bunch of virtually friends, especially with the notion of appointments, "we find ourselves every Thursday evening" ... 

Are there women who particularly marked you in your journey?

Carole Tolila

Yes of course. Personally, I did this job without having anyone around me who works on TV. I arrived from Nice in the capital and I did not know anyone ! At the very beginning, I had a good fairy whose name is Karine Leyzin, who trusted me. This is the first to have given me responsibilities. Thinking about it, many women helped me in my journey but It was rather shadow women. For example, Patricia Rimond des Anges, who was my director of "kindergartens" and who often said to me "But if, that's what you do! ». In this job there, you are on the air facing people and you really have to have self -confidence. But you never have confidence in you at the beginning! You are a little pretending, and some people notice it and come help you reveal yourself, go further and believe in you. Recently, two women (Ophélie Radureau and Elodie Bourgouin) still have me Given a huge chance To present Télématin this summer. I am extremely grateful to them!

If you could live 24 hours in the shoes of another woman, who would you choose?

Carole Tolila

I hesitate between two. I have a fascination for Christine Lagarde, I know it's a bit strange! Admittedly, we have the image of a woman on the right, but I have the image of’A very touching woman. I met her once for an interview on a TV set, and she had come With her mother who was very old. As soon as she got out of the set, she went to see her mother, taking her hand to be sure that everything was fine, it was so cute. I said to myself: but this woman is incredible! She is a woman who has big political, economic responsibilities, and at the same time she takes the time to take care of her mother. For me it was a bit a super heroine to manage to reconcile both with so much ease! Otherwise, I also love the work of journalist Florence Aubenas. Besides, I don't know if I would like to spend 24 hours in her life, but on the other hand I would like Pass 24 hours asking him questions!

Are there women in the media that you find particularly inspiring?

Carole Tolila

In journalism and media, there are lots of women who inspire me! For example, Alexia Laroche-Joubert, because she is a woman who loves TV, who knows TV. She really has something, She is passionate. There are also some Political interviewers Who are sources of inspiration for me, I am always amazed by their tenacity! I really like Caroline Roux and Léa Salamé, they are very strong. And the one that makes me laugh is Agathe Lecaron!

And then of course, My TV friends : Caroline Ithurbide, Louise Ekland, Elise Chassaing ... Because on TV, it's quite difficult to have girls, there is not much room on the air so there is necessarily a certain competition. I really had the chance to find best friends on TV. To tell you, we even sometimes ended up competing for positions, but we have always passed The interest of friendship before professional interest!  

Do you have a message to send young women who would like to become a TV journalist like you?

Carole Tolila

It’s a job that makes you dream, but Being a TV journalist is a difficult job ! You must know it. It’s not always a very stable job, you’re intermittent, you often work in the freelance. Also, you do a lot of hours and you are often on the go. So many girls stop when they have children! The thing I would say is rather To get started young, to perhaps after doing something else if it does not correspond to the pace of life that we want to lead. There is a lot of work, the path is long, and the talent is not always enough. You have to be good, but you always have to a small alignment of planets. In short, to succeed, you have to be talented, hardworking ... and a little lucky ! 

“Many women helped me in my journey but they were rather shadow women. »»

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