“By working in frenetic, exciting startups, I’ve mastered the art of making small budgets stretch, developed exceptional digital, hardware and software skills, and cultivated a keen commercial instinct. I’ve been fortunate enough to sit down with some of the most exciting leaders in European startups and high-growth organisations, discovering their common characteristics and delving into the mindsets of these remarkable people. Their stories have helped me shape my vision for the Architect of Ideas, an organisation committed to assisting businesses to become sustainable in every sense of the word. Working alongside the United Nations, I believe we can offer leaders a blueprint for their future that serves everyone."
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A LEADER?
Think Fabric - 2017
Inspired by the idea of leadership and what that means in the digital age, I travelled across Europe to interview some of the most exciting leaders working today. These conversations allowed me to explore what the concept of leadership means, the challenges for leaders today and how they grow and evolve in the role.
SDG inspired Whitepaper
MARC NavarroBarcelona was the backdrop for my meeting with Marc where we discussed Sinergics, a collaborative workspace setup in co-operation with the Municipal Goverment to upskill a deprived area of town through educating, networking and providing free space for the community to launch ideas and contribute to Municipal projects.
PIETRO CesatiAt Talent Garden Milano I met Pietro and his inspiring team working to redefine what community investing looks like, by creating a marketplace for social investing to benefit local investors, small businesses and communities to provide circularity which benefits the whole economy.
ANDREA KnopokovaIn a digital world Andrea shared with me her mission to bring the focus back to face-to-face interactions so we live in a world where people spend less time on their screens and more time with one another - talking, discussing and discovering the real wealth of our society.
LAURA CasadevallLaura shared with me the work that the Department for Culture in Berlin was doing to promote diversity and creativity through the Creative City Berlin project which inspires new and exciting social enterprises bringing the most unlikely collaborations.
ANA SalcedoIn Lisbon, Ana introduced me to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and her work at the Zero Waste Lab where used plastics washed up on the beaches of Portugal was being used as 3D printing materials for hospital door handles, signs and other long term applications.
WENDY BettsReturning to the UK and in the heart of the Capital, Wendy shared eyeWitness, an innovative approach to combine law and techonology in order to bring those responsible for committing the worst international crimes for their actions.