On Tuesday I had the honour of attending WinTrade (Women in Trade) in London that was hosted by MasterCard. The main theme was “How to embed diversity in the world of tech?”, and it was attended by entrepreneurial businesswomen from all over the world. One of the speakers asked the question: “What is our purpose as humans?” This led me to thinking about leadership and the role of leaders in today’s world, whether political, business, sports or otherwise.
As a part of the day, completely off the cuff I was asked to give a five-minute inspirational speech. Apart from suffering from internal panic, I decided to focus on my name and say a few words about Sir Ernest Shackleton, the great Antarctic explorer.