Emma Slade in BhutanEmma Slade had an international career as a highly successful CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst). She was known for her dynamism, intelligence and analytical skills. But a deep seated desire to enquire into the deeper aspects of what it is to be a human being was brought to the surface following a life-changing visit to Jakarta, Indonesia.

This led her on a journey from banking to Buddhism, which eventually led her to taking ordination as a Buddhist nun and founding the charity Opening Your Heart To Bhutan. Her well-honed financial and management skills are now benefiting the charity which changes the lives of hundreds of disabled children in the small Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

Her first book, Set Free, detailing her inspirational story, was published in April 2017. All proceeds from the book go to the charity she founded: Opening Your Heart to Bhutan. The book can be ordered on Amazon.

For more information on Opening Your Heart to Bhutan click here

What people are saying…

“Must read memoir”  – Vogue India

“Pema Deki – the fun nun!” – Economic Times of India

“An amazing story by an amazing woman” – Davina McCall


Emma Slade appeared on Davina McCalls’ new show ‘The Davina Hour’ on WTV
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Emma’s ‘5 on life’ interview

‘5 on life’ ask inspiring people 5 questions about their lives, their success, & what they can pass on to others. :
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Opening Your Heart to Bhutan

“I just built a hospital for specially abled Bhutanese children and I didn’t build it with bananas. Money is important but you also need to ask yourself, how much is enough” – Emma Slade, quoted in Times of India

Find out more about the charity and how you can help HERE