Day two of our look at this year's Birmingham Young Professional of the Year candidates meets the second nominee in the finance category.
Sarah Bennett from Deutsche Bank recalls her love of German cake shops, her hopes of dining with the Chuckle brothers and what it would like to learn more from her great great grandmother.
Name: Sarah Bennett
Job title: AVP Client Management
Company: Deutsche Bank
BYPY category: Finance
1) If you could go back in time and have one conversation with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you discuss?
I was named after my great great grandmother and would find it interesting to speak to her and hear what her life was like in comparison to mine.
2) Which single element of any city in the world that you have visited would you like to see transplanted into Birmingham?
The bakeries in Frankfurt. I used to live there - it's Birmingham's twin city - and really enjoyed the bakeries there as I have a sweet tooth.
They have a lot of choice and some really tasty products, one of my favourites is Puddingbretzels. The German Café in Shirley and Frankfurt Christmas Market are good places to go but there isn't that easily available variety here in Birmingham which can be found in Frankfurt. It is probably a good thing for my netball playing that there isn't!
3) Which technological innovation would you happily see consigned to history and what would you like to see invented which doesn't yet exist?
I would consign the shoe umbrella to history - yes, it exists! These are umbrellas that pop up on the end of your shoes when it is raining to help keep your feet dry. I think they look ridiculous.
Although I've not personally tried them, I can't imagine they work effectively or stop puddles splashing up at you anyway. In terms of a new invention, with the election coming up, an automatic lie detector for politicians would be very interesting.
4) Think about who your ideal dinner guests might be but instead you can only invite their relatives. Who would you choose and what would you ask them?
Anne Frank, so the relative to be invited would be her dad. I've read Anne Frank's Diary and visited the house she hid in so would find it really interesting to learn more about what her life was really like.
As her dad was hiding with her and influential in getting her diary published, I'm sure he could provide a deep, first-hand insight.
A second dinner guest would be Prince Charles and I would invite the Queen. The Royals' lives are very different from what we know and the Queen has met some extraordinary people so would have some fascinating stories to tell.
In order to lighten the mood, I would invite the Chuckle Brothers (each being the relative for the other) to provide some entertainment and memories of children's TV.
5) There are many 'National Days', some more obscure than others, but which one would you like to create that doesn't already exist?
National Thank You Day. I find in a consumer society people take more and more for granted. National Thank You Day would give people the reminder to think about what they appreciate or are thankful for, whether that be something or someone.