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Here’s this week's episode's ethics challenge:
A 30-year old, attractive, fluent English speaking woman from central Africa published a memoir detailing her abduction and forced marriage as a teenager. Subsequently, she escaped and found refuge in America, where she distinguished herself in college and graduate school. As a speaker and writer, she has brought attention to the plight of child-brides and child-soldiers in Africa.
Through her story, she has raised millions of dollars, generated mass-media attention, and catalyzed international efforts that are making a dramatic, positive difference in the lives of thousands of children.
You discover that her own personal story is a lie. However, you believe that she was motivated not by personal profit or fame, but rather by the belief that she was uniquely positioned to motivate interest in a cause that had gone largely ignored… which she clearly has done.
Will you expose her story as fraudulent?
Meet this week’s panelists:
Mark Brown is a world champion speaker, an executive speaking coach, and former director of community relations.
Deb Coviello, The Drop In CEO, who drops into your business, partners with you and helps you to navigate to steady waters by elevating your people for lasting impact.
Paul Edwards used to drive large military vehicles through the deserts of the Middle East, armed with an assault rifle. Today, frequently gets mistaken for a therapist, because his occupation of ghostwriting requires him to ask questions first, and shoot later.”