About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

This event brought together experts, teachers, policymakers and innovators to discuss Angela’s new book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.

Angela is a world-leading psychologist best-known for her work on grit, the combination of passion and perseverance, which she has shown to be a key element of long-term success.


Angela Duckworth

Founder, Character Lab

Sir Kevan Collins

Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation

Zhi Soon

Principal Advisor and Head of Education and Skills, Behavioural Insights Team