With just a few months to go until our Annual Lecture, we wanted to give you the chance to get to know our impressive speaker Margaret Heffernan.
Margaret Heffernan is an international business leader, author, radio personality, thought leader and TED speaker watched by over 6 million people. She was born in Texas, raised in Holland and educated at Cambridge University. She worked in BBC Radio for five years where she wrote, directed, produced and commissioned dozens of documentaries and dramas.
Her voice is primarily one of critical challenge, taking little at face value and regularly questioning received wisdom, she is a continuous innovator and a challenger of the established norms, her motto being ‘Let’s not play the game, let’s change it’.
Margaret was named one of the Internet's Top 100 by Silicon Alley Reporter in 1999, one of the Top 25 by Streaming Media magazine and one of the Top 100 Media Executives by The Hollywood Reporter. Her "Tear Down the Wall" campaign against AOL won the 2001 Silver SABRE award for public relations.
Her third book, Wilful Blindness was a finalist for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Best Business Book award and, in 2014, the Financial Times named it one of its "best business books of the decade.” Her next book A Bigger Prize won the Transmission Prize.
Margaret has given many successful TED Talks, a selection of which you can view here:
Dare to Disagree
Why it’s time to get rid of the pecking order at work
The dangers of “willful blindness”
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