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Carolyn McCall

Carolyn McCall, businesswoman and CEO of easyJet, is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is businesswoman Carolyn McCall.

Currently Chief Executive of easyJet, she's one of only three women in Britain in charge of a FTSE 100 company. Prior to that she ran the Guardian Media Group.

An only child, she was brought up in Bangalore and Singapore. She spent a short time as a teacher in a comprehensive school and has also brought her wisdom to the boardroom table at Lloyds Bank, Tesco and New Look.

In amongst the corporate strategizing she also managed to have three children in three years.

She says, "I think it's mad not to have self-doubt ... but I think it's really dangerous when that self-doubt becomes total insecurity or lack of confidence or lack of momentum, or lack of belief in yourself."

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 11 Oct 2013 09:00

Music Played

  • David Bowie & Mick Jagger

    Dancing In The Street

    • Bowie, the Singles Collection.
    • EMI.
  • Andy Williams

    Can't Take My Eyes off You

    • The Very Best of Andy Williams.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Mimi's Farewell

    Performer: Maria Callas. Performer: Orchestra and Choir of La Scala, Milan..
    • La Boheme.
    • EMI.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • John Martyn

      Sweet Certain Surprise

      • One World.
      • Island.
  • Keane

    Somewhere Only We Know

    • Somewhere Only We Know.
    • Island.
  • The Beach Boys

    God Only Knows

    • The Beach Boys Greatest Hits.
    • Capitol.
  • The Jam

    Town Called Malice

    • Paul Weller/ Hit Parade.
    • Island.
  • Keith Jarrett

    Koln Concert Part 1

    • Koln Concert.
    • ECM.
  • Book Choice

    • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

  • Luxury Choice

    • Solar-powered iPad with all her photos


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Carolyn McCall
Producer Cathy Drysdale


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