2019 Speakers

Margaret McCabe
Founder and CEO, Debate Mate
Margaret McCabe is the Founder and CEO of Debate Mate, a global business, revolutionising the way we think and learn.  Debate Mate businesses range from building a disruptive digital platform to teaching next-generation communication and leadership in schools and businesses globally; including the most marginalised young people. Partners include: Goldman Sachs, Rolls-Royce, BP, Deloitte, Standard Chartered, Bill Gates and Harvard Business School. The Debate Mate Programmes embody kindness, compassion and mindfulness, combined with the fundamentals of debating and Margaret's magic formula of how to win at work. Prior to starting Debate Mate in 2008, Margaret had a very successful private legal practise, specialising in commercial law and representing victims of human rights abuses. She was compelled to give up her legal practise when the potential of the Debate Mate programme became obvious and to provide life-changing opportunities to young people trapped in cycles of poverty in the UK and worldwide.
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