Founder and CEO of PepTalkHer, Meggie Palmer, is on a mission to close the gender pay gap. This corporation works closely with Fortune 100 companies, tackling this issue within their workplaces. By implementing strategies to combat this disparity, PepTalkHer supports professional women and companies on a global scale.
Meggie Palmer emphasises the “commercial imperative” of addressing inequalities within organisations, while increasing profit. When considering CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies, “less than 10% are female.”
Meggie Palmer worked as a foreign correspondent and journalist for 15 years; with the BBC, The Financial Times and CNBC, to name a few. She travelled all over the world interviewing thousands of people. After experiencing the gender pay gap herself, she founded PepTalkHer, to change this.
Palmer discusses how companies can retain talent. She also shares insights on how people can combat imposter syndrome – experienced by many at varying levels of success.
We live in an era where change is inevitable. How you respond to that change is what matters most. Palmer offers valuable insight regarding this during this interview.
- 00:16 – Who are you and what do you do?
- 00:34 – Can you share some highlights of your entrepreneurial journey?
- 01:16 – You founded PepTalkHer, with the aim of closing the gender pay gap. What strides are you making and how are you achieving this?
- 01:46 – Do you work with companies overseas or are your clients based in the US?
- 02:00 – Why are corporations struggling to retain diverse and high potential talent? What should they be doing differently?
- 03:36 – What are your tips for those experiencing imposter syndrome?
- 04:49 – You’ve interviewed some amazing people in your life, what have you learnt from these experiences?
- 06:02 – How can corporations and leaders use technology to drive change?
- 07:34 – During these uncertain times, what message do you have for corporations and leaders?
- 08:55 – What is next for you?