Many people referred to Stephenie Rodriguez as the archetypal Sydney socialite - the work hard, play hard woman with a shoe collection to match. This is not the Stephenie who is simply one brilliant women I know.
Since 2015 she has worked with international travel companies and is the most senior digital transformation specialist in the world. If they needed a hired gun, she was called and would work with boards and CEOs of publicly listed companies to help them understand the importance of data.
On the 29th of September 2019 her life would radically come to a grinding halt and life as she knew it would forever be altered. She contracted cerebral malaria, an incredibly rare but incredibly fatal form of malaria which nobody thought she would survive given data informed them she had a 2% chance of survival.
In this powerful conversation we talk through what happens when your world turn's upside down and people talk about pallative care when they think you can't hear and how you rise like a pheonix to walk again and become an in-demand global keynote speaker.