Powered by Purpose explores the lives of people who are driven by a deep sense of purpose and need to make a real difference in the world. The conversations — hosted by renowned BBC journalist Simon Mundie — take us from Uganda to Saudi Arabia and from London to the USA. As we listen in to their personal stories of resilience and resourcefulness, we find out how they use that energy to wake up every day looking to be a force for good.
In this series, we find out what it's like navigating the world through the eyes of a blind person and follow parents as they steer their children over some of life's invisible hurdles. We hear what it means to start a business that allows you to buy a goat and feed your family, we learn the value of finessing your negotiation skills growing up around the dinner table, and understand the power of rethinking a recruitment process to find some of the most creative people who might otherwise have slipped through the net.
P&G started this podcast series looking to speak to some of our fantastic people who work on household names like Tide, Pampers and Gillette — and what quickly becomes clear is that P&G is about far more than just business — it is about being powered by purpose.
“It does allow us that little piece of mummy and me time.”
Dorothy has a beautiful relationship with her son Anthony, who has Down syndrome. We take a look at how using one of P&G’s innovative products – Gillette TREO – has totally transformed a previously challenging task into something they both now enjoy.
“I did it for them... but in fact, it changed me.”
Now more than ever, P&G is embracing its ethos to be a force for good in the world. Julie DeSylva is one of the incredible people leading an extraordinary mission to step up and make a difference when disaster strikes.
“At the end of the day, we are fighting stereotypes.”
Hala Qattan is challenging perceptions about women in the workplace in Saudi Arabia, paving the way for others to follow in her footsteps. She shares her experiences of working for P&G alongside people who prove that equality and respect isn’t an ideal – it’s at the heart of who we are.
“I see the world through other people’s eyes.”
Sam Latif is an incredible woman who has refused to let being blind hold her back. From being the first woman in her family to go to university to moving from Scotland to London on her own to work for P&G, her story is one of resilience and resourcefulness. And now she’s using her passion to improve the lives of other blind people around the world.
“I have bought a goat!”
This is L. is one of P&G’s newest period and personal care brands. The brand follows a one-for-one model where for each product sold, one is made accessible to someone in need through grants and partnerships. We talk with Diana in Uganda about Days for Girls, one of these partners, and how sewing machines and female empowerment build futures, not just menstrual kits.
“Who decides what ‘normal’ is?”
This is the story of one woman’s love for her son – and how it ultimately prompted P&G to change the way it recruited new talent. With help from the National Autistic Society, the leader of P&G’s neurodiversity initiative Emma O’Leary has helped the company unlock a world of previously untapped creativity.
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Great podcast! The content is both inspiring and thought provoking