Working with Zara Nanu on her thriving project Gapsquare has been a whirlwind, I've watched as the company moved from strength to strength, to Berlin, New York and Paris, heading to global conferences, accelerator programmes, tech demos and working with hundreds of companies on gender pay gap reporting in the UK.
But Zara also always finds time to be a great leader at Gapsquare, from small things like reminding us to take breaks in the office, take walks when we're demotivated, or to step out of the box to gain inspiration - to bigger things like motivating the entire team whilst juggling the company (and still getting to school to pick up her kids). It often left me wondering, what is it that makes someone able to lead in this way.
Recently, in a conversation about her experience as CEO, the week before Mother's Day, I asked her about her leadership style - what is her secret?
Easy, she says: "being a good leader is a lot like being a good parent".