Samantha is a broadcaster, influential blogger, corporate host and motivational speaker.
Samantha has been a journalist for more than 20 years covering the 9/11 terror attacks, July 7th bombings and Soham murders while at the BBC.
During her 10 years presenting at Sky News Samantha anchored coverage of some of the biggest stories of the decade including the deaths of Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse, the murder of British MP Jo Cox, the EU referendum, the last 2 general elections and the terror attacks in Tunisia and Brussels. Samantha is now regularly asked to speak at City firms, schools and motivational events about her career, juggling work and motherhood and the challenges for women along the way.
Samantha’s lively and engaging presentation skills make her a very popular choice for corporate hosting and motivational speaking. Samantha has hosted events such as a conference in Barcelona for Hewlett Packards’s top 100 sales staff from around the world, and has spoken at Deloitte in Norway about the EU referendum.
Samantha’s blog about parenting and issues around women in the work place have gained a huge following are often featured in the national press. She is also a contributor to the Huffington Post website.
Samantha is also asked regularly to appear on daily TV and radio programmes to comment on parenting and women’s issues.
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Latest from my blog
Three small children and a skiing trip – it’s not quite the recipe for a relaxing family getaway, is it?
My husband Philip and I learned to ski as teenagers and always wished we had started when we were younger, because we were awestruck by the fearlessness of tiny daredevils whizzing by on the slopes. read more…
News that Prince Harry has pipped the Duke of Cambridge in public duties this year (completing 86 royal engagements, versus Prince William’s 80) will come as small surprise to any mother of competitive brothers.
My own boys Zevi, six, and eight-year-old Rafael engage in maddening one-upmanship at any opportunity, turning every interaction into a contest – at bedtime, they race one another up the stairs, the victor hollering out with glee; the same goes for any time I ask them to put on their coats, get into the bath, or answer a simple maths sum. read more…
So it turns out it costs almost £30,000 more to raise a girl than a boy. This latest research from Moneysupermarket will shock absolutely no one with boys and girls in their family. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s actually far more than that in the long run– and my daughter is only 3.