One of the most respected, senior women in European TV, Forbes at the end of last year segued from running Discovery’s Western European business to heading the company’s highly competitive Northern European markets. Recent coups include the launch of Dplay in several countries and Investigation Discovery in Sweden, as well as helping localize Discovery’s sports strategy.

 

What’s the most important aspect of mentoring?

Helping people develop. I love helping people to grow and fulfill their potential.

 

Your favorite trick for unwinding?

Spending time by the sea. It has a wonderful calming influence.

 

Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?

Prioritize your time effectively both inside and outside work.

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