After reading Richard Branson and Yvon Chouinard’s autobiographies I was inspired to start a youth magazine, which later sold to a listed media company. I launched a global HR and Marketing consulting business and started helping companies attract, develop and retain bright young minds. Our initial success was halted by the 2008 market crash. I was idealistic and optimistic but a little naive. Some days I still am. Somewhere there’s a kid who is going to change the world if we let her pursue her dreams. I want her to usher in a society that values science more than selfies.