Desirée A. H. Walker

Ralph Lauren ‘Don’t Forget About Love’ in association with The Conduit – Episode 3

In this episode, Paul is joined by Desirée A. H. Walker, a two-time breast cancer victor, health educator and cancer patient advocate. Desirée shares why she lives each day with intention, how the loved ones of those living with cancer can move from feeling helpless to being helpful, and how a support group can benefit those at every stage of their cancer journey.

This episode is part of a new series exploring the role that love plays in inspiring us to face significant challenges, such as living with cancer and mental health struggles. Throughout the series, created in partnership with Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony and Champion Better Lives initiatives, we’ll hear from inspirational speakers from across the globe as they share stories of love in all its guises, from personal relationships to community activism.

Latest Episodes

Conduit Conversations with Paul Polman

Paul's guest in this episode is Paul Polman. Paul is a business leader, campaigner and co-author of “Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take”, a Financial Times Business Book of the Year. Paul works to accelerate action by business to tackle climate change and inequality. As CEO of Unilever for a decade, he demonstrated that business can profit through purpose, delivering shareholder returns of 290% while the company consistently ranked 1st in the world for sustainability. Today he works across a range of organisations to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which he helped develop.

Humanising Investment with Liesel Pritzker Simmons

Welcome to The Conduit’s podcast series on Humanising Investment. Inspired by Gillian Tett’s book, Anthrovision, this series will focus on inspiring the next generation of investors to recognise the value of responsible investing.

Service Please, by The Conduit & Design Hotels: Veronica Reed, Co-Founder Carlota Hotel

,
Welcome to The Conduit’s podcast series, Service Please. This series will be focusing on ethical and sustainable hospitality, engaging with a diverse range of industry experts and a variety of individuals across different sectors, disciplines, roles and levels. From supply chains to sourcing, waste management to wellbeing and welfare – what problems need tackling and what does the future of hospitality look like? As part of our series The Conduit has teamed up with the brilliant Design Hotels on a series spotlighting some amazing individuals who have created incredible, responsible places to stay around the world. For 30 years Design Hotels has been at the forefront of a movement in travel, by curating a global collection of independent, design-driven hotels that function as social hubs and spaces for purposeful experiences, connection and curiosity. In this episode we are joined by Veronica Reed, the co-founder and architect behind Carlota hotel in the UNESCO-protected old town of Quito, Ecuador. Set inside the house where Veronica’s partner was born, Carlota became Ecuador’s first certified B Corporation hotel in October 2019.