Claire is a 19 year old student at the University of Edinburgh and currently in her second year studying astrophysics. She has been interested in the sciences since late elementary school. In addition to her studies she loves to read and plays trumpet in the university brass band. Originally from San Fransisco, California, she grew up in Madrid, Spain and Berlin, Germany. Being German-American, this gave her a third-culture upbringing which she values to this day for the open-mindedness which it affords.
Most of the discussion and advice for work-life balance tends to focus on individual, team or company contexts. But what if other factors, like our upbringing, mattered as well? This fireside brings to the stage the career journey of Pamela Mead, an executive leader and a mother. Joining Pamela on stage will be her daughter Claire, who is at the start of her career studying Astrophysics. This is an “Ask me Anything” interview with mother and daughter, diving into the nuances of leadership decisions and the personal cost of those decisions that burden all of us and how they impact family dynamics. More interestingly, this session will give us insights into how great leadership is perceived from the child's perspective and how that influences the working model they choose.