Maggie Semple Limited, OBE, FCGI, business woman and entrepreneur

Time

09:00 -10:00 hrs, 11:00 – 12:00 hrs

Topic

Finding and working with people who are very different from you.

Why did you choose this topic?

It is very easy to surround yourself with people who think the same as you. Growth happens when you can listen to different voices from your own.

Life, actually

I’m at the phase in my life to really think about what can I do for other women. When I was younger, this is what other women did for me and I like to pay things forward.

What dream would you like to fulfill?

I would like gender and ethnicity equality to be equal in my life time!

What stereotypes, family prejudices, tied to the concept of MONEY have you had to overcome?

My family has always been supportive of my work. I once tried to raise external funds for my business and I received quite a lot of negative comments. Such as, how quickly will the return be? What are your plans to scale up within 1 year?

What do you think when you hear : You can buy everything for money !?

No you can’t. Life is not just about money and happiness is not determined by money.

If you were to explain to an alien what money means for us what would you say?

The alien would have to understand that in our society money is an important factor of social cohesion.

What makes you happy at work?

Seeing my team take charge.

Why do you consider your participation at the event "Ženy sobě" and the women´s support to be important?

I am always keen to learn from others and to share my own experiences. The conference will be a vibrant meeting place for women to recharge themselves.