Katarina Johnson-Thompson's 'One Small Thing'

Back in 2015, I blogged about the determination, resilience and passion of Katarina Johnson-Thompson (KJT as she is known). She had just crashed out of the Beijing Olympics heptathlon, having fallen from second place at the end of Day 1 to 28th,…

Missed Opportunities: Where are the Women Investors?

Carla was interviewed by Joy Burnford for Forbes Magazine. Original article published here. In the first in a mini-series on women and private equity investment, Forbes contributor Joy Burnford spoke with some women investors about their…

Big data - big opportunity - massive challenge?

I was recently part of a panel discussing “The Data Centric Economy”. My fellow panellists are data experts, so my pre event concern was “what does a portfolio careerist and an accountant have to add to the debate?” However, as it…

Women Entrepreneurs

Originally blogged for Virgin. Entrepreneurship is being heralded as the possible saviour of the world’s economies. It is being hailed as the solution to youth unemployment. Legislation is rapidly being drafted to force institutions (like…

Flexi Working

Originally blogged for Virgin. Virgin recently quoted that, according to the Institute of Leadership and Management, 94% of UK organizations apparently now offer staff some form of flexible working and 73% of managers say that their organization…

The Modern Face of Philanthropy

Originally an Article for New Philanthropy Capital. The Modern Face of Philanthropy – is it set to achieve its ambition? “Philanthropy – the promotion of welfare of others especially by generous donation of money to good causes.” Of…

Whose culture is it anyway?

Originally an article for Governance Magazine. Glaziers Hall was packed on 12 November at the ICAEW Audit Quality Forum's event on corporate culture. With the cryptic title 'whose culture is it anyway?' the event attracted many of London's…

As I see it: Carla Stent

Originally an article in Oct 2015 Edition of Economia Magazine. Carla Stent is a former COO of the Virgin Group. She is currently a trustee of Christian Aid and sits on a number of other boards AMBITIONS When I was at school I thought…

What can business leaders learn from the Olympic Games?

Originally blogged on Top of Her Game. The recent Commonwealth Games in Beijing have given me plenty to reflect on. The return to the iconic Bird's Nest Stadium was certainly an exciting reminder of the unifying Olympic spirit. But this…

Fame and Fortune...does it go to your head?

Originally blogged on Top of Her Game. Today is a momentous day. The end of the Oscar Pistorius trial. Twenty months of speculation, drama, and total hell for all directly involved. The South African legal system appears to have been able…