Join us for a captivating conversation with Isabelle Campbell, Vice President of Portfolio in the Product and Technology department at the Financial Times. In this episode, Campbell takes us through her unconventional career trajectory, starting from her roots in English literature, transitioning into accounting, and ultimately landing in her current role. She delves into her mindfulness practices, underscoring the critical role of self-care and mental resilience amidst the demands of a never-ending work schedule. Campbell also offers insights into her strategies for maintaining focus in our distraction-filled world, highlighting her disciplined approach to managing notifications and setting boundaries.

The discussion further explores Campbell's recent move to the Product and Technology department, a shift fuelled by her passion for innovation and her readiness to tackle new challenges. She provides a behind-the-scenes look at her team's operations, their responsibilities, and the crucial role they play in delivering the products that the Financial Times' customers engage with. Campbell also imparts her advice for young professionals uncertain about their career path, emphasising the importance of self-belief, continuous learning, and the courage to step outside conventional career moulds. She concludes with a conversation on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, underscoring the significance of role modelling and authentic leadership.

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The FT Talent Challenge is a competition from the Financial Times that invites bright young talent from all over the world to pitch solutions aimed at solving our most pressing business challenges. This podcast gives you a taste of the creative, educational and entrepreneurial atmosphere at FT Talent Challenges. FT Talent is a commercial division of the Financial Times.

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