Tell us about yourself/your team.
I am Head of Think Big Programmes at Telefonica, and in 2012 pilot launched Think Big School, a programme which is becoming operational in six European countries in 2013. My training is in marketing and PR, and I have worked on social programmes for Telefonica O2 since 2006. I supervise Think Big School managers across Europe and work closely with my team members at Think Big Europe to build Telefonica into a sustainable business with high social impact. The European team is currently working to finalise the details of an online engagement piece which will expand the impact of the Think Big School workshops.
What makes you an intrapreneur? What are the skills, capabilities, and personality traits that make you an intrapreneur?
I pioneer organizational change, and my key skills lie in open mindedness and ability to perceive and go with new trends, always delivering pieces of current relevancy to the highest standards. In 2006, in my role with the UK business O2, I launched It’s Your Community, a social investment programme which leveraged O2 brand power into social projects. In 2010 this project was turned into a larger operation: o2 Think Big, and rolled out across Europe. My astute inspirations and deep drive to make projects become a reality have enabled me to launch and grow phenomenal impactful programmes.