Leading Through Extraordinary Circumstances with Yusra Mardini

Meet Yusra Mardini: 

When the Syrian civil war broke out, Yusra Mardini and her sister fled. Eventually finding refuge in Germany, Yusra reignited her passion for swimming, joining the newly formed Olympic Refugee Team. Now, she’s at the helm of the Yusra Mardini Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing access to sports and education for refugee communities around the world.  

In this episode, host Gautam Mukunda speaks with Yusra about how she navigates challenges, leads by example and builds organizations that last. 


Notable Timestamps 

2:40 Olympics  

5:20 Leading for others 

9:40 Having your leadership tested 

13:45 Building organizations that last 

Resources Referenced  

Epstein, D. J. (2019). Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. New York, Riverhead Books. 

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