Dame Vivian Hunt's professional journey has taken her from expanding midwifery services in Senegal to helping private, public and third sector leaders across the globe strategize and transform during extraordinary times.

Why you should listen

Dame Vivian Hunt has spent her entire career helping companies boost their performance while navigating geopolitical and social change. As a senior partner (and most recently managing partner) of McKinsey & Company's UK and Ireland office, Hunt has worked with some of the world's most high-profile businesses and witnessed first-hand the transformative results of effective stakeholder capitalism for businesses and wider society -- when done right. She believes that the future of business lies in its leaders learning from and responding to the unique needs of all its stakeholders, not just its shareholders. Hunt is a globally recognized thinker on leadership, productivity, skills, inclusion and diversity. In 2018, she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the economy and women in business.

Hunt gives her TED Talk from the stage of the Young Vic, a registered charity and theatrical powerhouse. Synonymous with inclusivity, accessibility and creativity, the Young Vic is deeply rooted in the local community and applauded internationally for its artistic excellence. It collaborates with the world's finest performers and creatives and develops emerging talent, creating productions that catalyze debate and are priced accessibly.

Dame Vivian Hunt’s TED talk