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Episode 14: Pip Marlow

The perspective gained with an executive and board role -  Pip talks about the importance of promoting the skills of others, and how sitting on both boards and a leadership position is increasing her skills and understanding of process.

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Episode 13: Dr Marlene Kanga

Lifting STEM expertise across the board -  Taking a look at the importance of establishing systems to enable diversity on boards, addressing the need for diversity of viewpoints and using a technical career within a board setting.

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Episode 12: Su McClusky and Hannah Wandel

Regional Australia's vital voice on boards -  Hear about Su's experience on the COVID Commission advisory board and Hannah's experience with the Country to Canberra programme.

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Episode 11: Dr Kirstin Ferguson

Opportunities a board career offers -  Award winning leadership expert, Deputy Chair of ABC, Director at SCA Property Group, EML and Hyne Timber, Dr Kirstin Ferguson shares how opportunities in board careers can drive change.

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Episode 10: Professor Megan Davis

Standing up and speaking out -  AFR Women of Influence winner, Professor Megan Davis shares her experience of being an Aboriginal woman in the UN, the Australian Rugby League, ATSIC, and the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

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Episode 9 (Part 2): Sam Mostyn

Opening doors to women on boards -  Non-executive Director and Sustainability advisor, Sam Mostyn,  talks about balancing her portfolio, what has changed in boardrooms, and what she wishes she'd known before setting out on a NED career.

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About the series

Welcome to Board Level, the podcast that is changing the conversation around board room tables. Board diversity and gender balance makes sense - It delivers better outcomes for shareholders, consumers, employees, and the community1.

Join Catherine Fox, award winning journalist, author, presenter and leading commentator on women and the workforce, as she interviews women making an impact in the boardroom and shares stories that inspire action. 

Board Level is brought to you by the Australian Institute of Company Directors, powered by CommBank.

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Episode 9 (Part 1): Sam Mostyn

Opening doors to women on boards -  Sam talks about the responsibility of being a trailblazer, why she’s not concerned about being a quota board appointment and why women should think more about the skills they bring.

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Episode 8: Catherine Fox

The vital role of women's leadership -  The tables are turned on Board Level host, Catherine Fox, as she takes to the hot seat to be interviewed by CommBank GM Strategy and Transformation, Rebecca Warren.

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Episode 7: Lisa Sthalekar

Leadership on and off the field -  Current commentator/former Australian Cricketer, Lisa Sthalekar shares her optimism of the growth of women watching and particpating in sports.

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Episode 6: Jillian Broadbent

Building your board career - Jillian talks about how she built her extraordinary career,  how she stays across so many sectors, and her advice to those starting out on their director journey.

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Episode 5: Melanie Willis

Finding the right board - Melanie Willis discusses making your voice heard in a competitive setting, as well as strategies on creative abrasion and critical decision making. 

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Episode 4: Robin Lowe

Finding your feet on a board - Robin talks board dynamics, decision making, working as a collective and why sometimes it’s best to listen rather than feel like you have to speak up.

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Episode 3: Louise Thurgood Phillips

Getting across your value proposition - Louise discusses navigating the system and some of the positive and challenging aspects of the board search process.

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Episode 2: Jackie McArthur

The best kept secret of being a director - Jackie, a former engineer, talks about moving from management into the boardroom, board recruiters, and the importance of mentoring.

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Episode 1: Sally Evans

Taking the first steps in your board career - Experienced Director Sally Evans provides insight and top advice on how to take the crucial first steps into a board career.

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Things you should know

Guests featured in the podcast are speaking from their personal experiences only. As this advice has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on the advice, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances.

If you would like to gain knowledge in governance, and develop as a director in your industry or field, visit https://aicd.companydirectors.com.au/.

Host of the Board Level podcast, Catherine Fox is one of Australia’s leading commentators on women and the workforce. If you’re interested in learning more about Catherine and the issues she’s currently discussing, visit https://www.abc.net.au/news/catherine-fox/5244818.

The Board Level podcast is produced by Nicole Hatherly, recorded at RadioHub Studios with post production by Cooper SilkIain Wilson and Matthew Lane.

1 Diversifying your board could lead to better performance, AICD 2019