Jeronimo Calderon
Those who knew her know what loss this means for the world. wow... What an incredibly inspiring, powerful and truly beautiful woman you were! Pamela Hartigan I am going to miss our conversations big time, they always had a deep impact on me and I just feel deeply grateful that I had the pleasure and honor of being touched by your wisdom, visions and critical mind! You live on in the hearts of all the (young) changemakers you accompanied over the years!
Joanna Stefanska
„Need you back…“ – that was usually the subject line of Pamela’s emails: “need you back in Geneva” – to share your story with students, “need you back in Oxford” – to speak to the students.
And well, Pamela – while now we "need you back", I am trying my best to let you go and continue doing your magic wherever you are now.
It was such an honor to be part of your life and work in the last years. You love and commitment – as a human being and a leader – are an inspiration and will keep touching us. While you could have contributed so much more, it’s our turn now, I guess...
Aditi Thorat
I remember meeting Pamela at an Oxford alumni event in London in 2012. She was moderating a panel of social entrepreneurs and experts and responded with enthusiasm, and nuance when I asked her a question about why as a sector, we were rejecting political responses to social problems. Later in conversation she was warm and interested, keen to know more about me and what I was doing as a newbie to London. Truly gracious and welcoming - I was in awe of her intellect and humanity- Fierce Compassion, the theme of Skoll 2016, certainly applied to her.
Sarah McCue
Pamela was so incredibly kind and supportive. May we all honor her memory by doing more to support social entrepreneurs who endeavor to make this world a better place.
Nick Moon
In her Schwab days back in 2002 Pamela recognized the work we (ApproTEC/KickStart) were doing in East Africa, , and next thing we knew we were dubbed and welcomed as Social Entrepreneurs. I remember telling her I thought of myself more as an Entrepreneurial Socialist and we laughed about that. Invitations to Davos followed, an event I'd previously imagined I would only attend as a protestor. Suffice to say that Pamela's support and encouragement opened doors for us and opened my eyes to the possibility that we might work with, rather than spurn, the mighty forces of global capitalism and powerful political institutions. Still working on that! (even as we start moving - please - into the post-capitalist era?). Her irrepressible energy and optimism, her faith in the human spirit and belief in the essential good nature of people, her ability to see the interconnectedness of stuff, her warmth and loving kindness - these were the infectious contagions she spread so wide and well. What a fantastic person, really. We shall miss her badly in the Schwab/Skoll/SE communities. Deep deep sympathy to Martin and the family.
Juliana Rotich
Heartbroken. She gave me a hug at this year's Skoll World Forum....she had invited to various conversations on social entrepreneurship, good governance seminars and opened many doors for me. Forever grateful. Rest in Peace Pamela, you shared your light and brilliance with many. Grateful to be one of the lucky who crossed paths with you
Paul Gilding
I had the great pleasure of engaging with Pamela over many years in various roles including the DSM Sustainability Advisory Board and as a speaker at her Oxford and other events.

We will miss her greatly but her work will be carried on by the many thousands of people she inspired.

She was a beacon of hope and a shining example of a "life well lived".
John Elkington
Writing a book or founding a company with someone have common elements, one of which is that you have to get on with your co-author(s) or co-founder(s) quite (American sense) well. Having met Pamela in 2001 and subsequently co-authored 'The Power of Unreasonable People' with her, and co-founded Volans Ventures, launched that same year of 2008, I can say that we we worked together rather (UK sense) well. Will write a fuller appreciation shortly, but wanted to simply say here that she was one of the most extraordinary people it has been my privilege to work with. A reasonably (UK sense) unreasonable friend and colleague who leaves an aching void.
Sarah Vader
I met Pamela at the World Economic Forum when I first started working there in 2001. Her experience, humility, eagerness to share her learning with others and empower them to make a difference are some of the characteristics that she brought! No doubt as her soul continues its journey, she will continue to have an impact and influence on many! With my most sincere condolences to her husband, children and their families, and all those who were lucky to cross her path!
Charmian Love
Pamela was electric. She sparked ideas. She fuelled connections. And her energy knew no bounds - it was contagious. When you were in Pamela’s company you knew you were in for some magic – and you would be leaving that meeting with a long list of new ideas and people to talk to.

I learned so many things from Pamela. From the moment we first met I knew I had found my path – and that path was to find a way to work more closely with her! I remember flying to see her at her beautiful home in France back in 2008 - having just arrived in the UK to be with the man that would become my husband. We spent the day in the sun on her porch – mountains in the background – talking about social entrepreneurship and how we could make ideas from The Power of Unreasonable People come to life.

Pamela brought me into this incredible space of social change and taught me the importance of making thoughtful, action-oriented connections between people. She made these connections with generosity, honesty, authenticity and energy – she knew the best way to solve a problem was to find fellow travellers and to build tribes. Pamela also had an unparalleled ability to convene those she connected – be it at an event, in a boardroom, in a classroom or over a dinner.

Pamela cared about people. Deeply. I loved seeing her excitement whenever she had new photos of her beloved grandchildren. Or news about a student doing extraordinary things in the world. Whenever I was with her our conversations blended between work, life, love and everything in between. I will miss these conversations more than I can probably process right now.

Pamela was fearless, direct, loving and a true global treasure. She lifted people up and helped them fly high. She said what she thought with conviction and courage, even if it went against the prevailing tide.

But I think the things I will miss most about Pamela cannot be put into words. They are feelings. Because she made me feel so differently.

Big hugs, Pamela. You will be remembered and loved forever.
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