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Queenie Porter - "We're Manchester United's official sports hydration partner!"
Episode 26221st November 2023 • Business Without Bullsh-t • Oury Clark
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EP 262 - Queenie is Managing Director of Wow Hydrate who recently became Manchester United's official sports hydration partner across their men's, women's and youth teams.

We hear about Queenie's career journey from leaving school at 16 to becoming Wow Hydrate's MD via Topshop and The Co-Op Group. We discuss the biggest challenges Queenie faces in her role and how her upbringing has helped her become a good leader. She also tells us why she thinks traditional interview techniques qualify for the big bin of bullshit.


00:00 Welcome to BWB

00:34 Queenie's Business Challenges

01:28 Football and Gender Differences

03:30 Importance of Hydration in Sports

05:45 Tasting WOW Hydrate Products

06:25 Queenie's Transition to WOW Hydrate

12:48 Challenges in the Hydration Drinks Market

15:08 Influence of Celebrity Social Media

21:40 Career Mistakes and Learning Experiences

25:01 Influence of Family on Entrepreneurship

25:35 Gender Roles and Equality in the Workplace

26:05 Importance of Work Experience and Education

27:08 The Role of University in Career Development

29:08 The Impact of University on Work Etiquette

29:52 The Importance of Transparency in Business

30:59 Pitfalls of Being Liked in Leadership

32:04 Authenticity in Leadership

32:25 Challenges of Office Social Events

34:00 The Problem with Traditional Job Interviews

40:47 Role of Clothing in Confidence and Success

43:17 The Power of Endorsements and Branding

44:15 Conclusion and Farewell

Queenie's recommendations:

Alex: The Man Behind The Legend (book)

Beckham (documentary)

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