Zanny Minton Beddoes is a popular British journalist who made history when she was named The Economist’s first-ever female-editor in 2015. An expert on a whole host of topics, Zanny has become a leading figure in the world of economics, business, finance, and politics. In her capacity as a virtual speaker, she is able to provide her unrivalled knowledge at every event she attends inspiring her audiences with her own fascinating journey.
A member of The Economist’s team since 1994 over the last 25 years she has become an authority on economics and is regularly approached by the likes of BBC, CNN, and CNBC to offer her insight on the latest current affairs. Her fantastic journalistic ability has seen Zanny win a number of awards including the Gerald Loeb Award twice and named by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Powerful Women in 2018.
Prior to joining The Economist Zanny held a number of high-profile positions. After graduating from university she spent time working as an adviser to the Minister of Finance in Poland as well as working as an economist for the International Monetary Fund. As an influential woman in what is a traditionally male-dominated industry, Zanny is able to explain how she has achieved her success during her virtual speaking events.
Zanny continues to enhance The Economist and has been a driving force in the publication’s online subscriptions which have been increased by 20% thanks to her influence. In her capacity as a virtual speaker, she regularly leaves a lasting impression on audiences everywhere providing her remarkable insight on a range of topics as well as inspiring women to chase their goals.