Beano Studio’s CEO, Emma Scott features on our Inspirational Women in Business post this week. D.C Thomson’s media network, Beano Studio’s is known for their kids’ digital network, TV and film as well as the legendary comic and annual; beano.com is the UK’s fastest growing kids’ entertainment site. Emma launched Freeview in the early 00s whilst working as the Chief of Staff for Director-General of BBC. She also created, launched and led Freesat, the free satellite TV-On Demand service.
1. Best piece of advice you’ve been given -
Always be yourself at work – it’s hard work being an actor all day.
2. Worst piece of advice you’ve been given –
“If you’re done with having kids, I’ll give you a bigger job.”
3. What would you tell your younger self?
Don't feel like an imposter, know your contributions are valued.
4. What excites you most about the future of your industry?
Everything. Being able to quickly adapt when opportunities present and stopping when they go away - the Beano Studios team do both exceptionally well.
5. Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
Mary Poppins - a true creative leader who cares. And, spit, spot, she certainly gets important stuff done!