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Takeover week: Karen Blackett

Takeover guest editor Karen Blackett OBE, chair of MediaCom UK, on identity, purposeful business, empathy in the workplace and why she can't get enough of TV dating shows.

In the final day of this year's Woman's Hour Takeover our Guest Editor is Karen Blackett OBE Chair MediaCom UK. She was Number 8 on the Woman's Hour 2015 Power List; Influencers. In her programme she talks about identity, growing up in Britain as a second generation Barbadian, the influence of West Indian culture and identifying as British. Purposeful business and the importance of empathy in creating a diverse workplace.And, the globalisation of brands and how each nation has different attitudes that affect how they respond to advertising and marketing. Plus she'll be revealing her guilty pleasure - she just can't get enough of TV dating shows like The Bachelor and Millionaire Matchmaker.

Presented by Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell.

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58 minutes


  • Identity

    Duration: 10:05

  • Purposeful business and empathy in the workplace

    Duration: 10:30

  • Cultural branding

    Duration: 08:49

  • Guilty pleasures: dating programmes

    Duration: 09:43


Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell
Interviewed Guest Karen Blackett


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