A woman who has inspired me
“I have a lot to say and if I am not number one I can’t say it." - Billie Jean King
My words to share with others
I love the fact that my role in Mastercard helps me do well by doing good. Last year my team set a big goal to provide 100 million meals for kids around the world, working with World Food Program. This year, thanks to campaigns from Sydney to Bogota we will hit that target, that’s Priceless!
My proudest achievement
I am really looking forward to receiving an honorary Doctorate from Newcastle University this year. I feel very proud to be from a small mining village in the North East of England. My career would never have happened without the excellent free education I received.
My thoughts on feminism and women’s suffrage
Today’s feminism is all about balance. Who wants to work in a single sex environment? That was bad enough at school! Men and women make each other behave better. They see things differently and are creative. Let’s not judge who’s better at what, that depends on aptitude, personality and experience, not on gender. Men and women can build exceptional partnerships: 40 years of business has taught me that, 40 years of marriage confirms it.