I really enjoyed my first visit to the beautiful city of Groningen in the Netherlands, to host the EBF conference for the University of Groningen.It’s the largest economic and business conference in the country, and had an incredible line up of speakers, from the President of the Dutch Central Bank to the MD of Boeing. The theme was the Evolution of Power – which in today’s world is an ever more prescient topic and one eagerly discussed and debated.
Samantha interviewing Jonathan Cavendish and Anna Wafula Strike.
The polio virus is something most of us are inoculated against. However, the disease has not yet been eradicated. On World Polio Day it was such a pleasure to interview Jonathan Cavendish who wrote and produced the incredible film ‘Breathe’ – about his father’s life story. Robin Cavendish was struck down by polio at 28. He spent the rest of his life fighting and campaigning for the disabled. It was also an honour to meet Anna Wafula Strike – and hear how despite being paralyzed by polio from the waist down, and shunned by her community in Kenya, she became a paralympic wheelchair racer.
I also had the pleasure of interviewing BBC Radio 4’s Today programme presenter Mishal Husain for our podcast ‘It’s a Grown Up Life’. We chatted about her new book ‘ The Skills: From First Job To Dream Job – What Every Woman Needs to Know’, including some anecdotes about her career journey, and how she handles the pressure of presenting on Radio 4’s flagship programme.
You can listen here: https://audioboom.com/posts/7045699-ep-9-bbc-today-presenter-mishal-husain-on-thriving-at-work-why-women-can-t-be-angry-and-ex-vogu