Pamela influenced the lives of many people. I’d like to share how a few words from Pamela gave me the catalyst I needed to start a social enterprise
It was the end of the “Entrepreneurship Project” during my MBA at Oxford and my team was presenting our idea for an “uber-for-veges” that we’d been working on over the past few months. Going into the presentation, I was excited about our idea - but it was only that, an idea, not something that would actually happen. As our last powerpoint slide flashed off the screen, Pamela drilled into me with her fierce blue eyes: “So what do you need to make this happen?”
A few words, spoken as a challenge, but with an important element of encouragement mixed in. A few words that implied two important things - one that it actually could happen, and two that I should focus on tangible steps to making it happen. Those words took my focus from some far off dream, to the possibility that allowed me to think through how to make that dream a reality. Over the following weeks, Pamela helped me think about tangible steps - team, funding, and meeting with others in the sector.
It’s amazing how a few words spoken from the right person, at the right time, can change your course in life. And I think Pamela had a knack for finding the right words at the right time to change many peoples' lives for the better.
What an amazingly powerful talent to have. The world is a far richer place because of you Pamela.