In this episode of Doing the Opposite: Business Disruptors, Jeff Dewing speaks to Royal Air Force pilot Mandy Hickson.
Mandy was the first female fast jet pilot in a Tornado squadron. She’s amassed over thirty years experience in aviation, completing three tours of duty and 45 missions over Iraq during that time.
In this episode Mandy describes how failing at a critical point in her career empowered her to change the system of recruitment in the Royal Air Force.
She reflects on how her hand was forced into choosing a career path with no chance of promotion after the birth of her children and discusses the changing attitude to work / life balance in the workplace.
Mandy also shares what she’s most grateful for in her life and career, and her key mantra for success.