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.