By Jill Dando News
Leah is only 11 but has just helped interview the founder and CEO of a $5 billion tech company.
To hear the question and answer click below… https://youtu.be/jmWGy93SDR0
The Jill Dando News reporter asked Manny Medina, the Co-founder and CEO of the Seattle-based Outreach, what was the best and worse part of his job.
The Year 7 student is part of The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge, Somerset, part of The Priory Learning Trust and was taking part in the latest top-level Business Leader interview.
She helped to quiz Manny who has achieved huge success with helping his firm reach unicorn status in 2018 and a valuation of $5bn.
For the full interview click here https://www.businessleader.co.uk/business-leader-podcast-manny-medina/
Incredible partnership Jill Dando News and Business Leader
Leader of Jill Dando News at the school Cherry Groves and Georgina Lodge said: “Leah showed incredible talent and courage to ask the CEO such a brilliant question. We are very proud of her.”
The Business Leader partnership project sees children as young as 9 in memory of TV legend Jill Dando partnering with a leading British business media company in a unique world first.
The Jill Dando News reporters are joining with Business Leader and the Good News Post newspaper in the unique interviewing project.
Business Leader with 100,000 subscribers across the nation and a print edition are interviewing top high-flying business people each week including SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ollie Ollerton and Dragons Theo Paphitis and Steven Bartlett.
Now in a slot called the ‘Good News Postcard’ students aged 9 to 18 in Jill Dando News in The Priory Learning Trust schools are asking a range of questions as part of the interview.
They have previously interviewed Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Downing Street in front of millions of global TV viewers, TV’s Fiona Bruce, a NASA astronaut and more after being trained for 6 years by professional journalists and Jill’s brother Nigel Dando with 48 years’ experience.
Manny Medina has previously held positions as CEO at the hiring platform GroupTalent and Director of Business Development for Microsoft.
In the Business Leader interview, he said: “I have moments of self-doubt every day. You breathe through it and shake it off.
“I couldn’t believe that we could get this big. You don’t focus on how big you can get, you focus on the problems of the now.
“It calms your mind and allows you to realise all of the good things that come about. It stops you from focusing on the negative things. It stops you from worrying about things and focusing on your sense of inadequacy.