Season 3

  • Episode 2: Di Mantell, CEO, Celsus, the Royal Adelaide Hospital

    Inclusive leadership - Di talks about blazing the trails from leadership to building sustainable social infrastructure and dissolving the hierarchy from the very top. Di also shares how she champions diversity, challenges the norms of what leadership should look like and celebrates every win of her team along the way.

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  • Episode 1: Tory Archbold, CEO and Founder, Powerful Steps

    Owning your story - Tory shares how her values, passion and integrity drives everything she does. From launching the world's biggest retail names like Zara in Australia to coffee dates with the White House, Tory shares the power of your networks, owning your own story and trusting your intuition.
     

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Season 2

  • Episode 10: Stella Avramopoulos, CEO, Good Shepherd

    Disruptive innovation and holding the hope torch – Stella shares how she relentlessly drives innovation to disrupt systemic road blocks and how we can all find a golden thread in someone to start an authentic conversation to build a shared purpose.

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  • Episode 9: Kathy Richardson, Executive Director, Our Community

    Leading with curiosity – Kathy Richardson talks about her have-a-go attitude, curiosity and a team shared manifesto guiding her leadership and her insights into the staggering $100 billion world of not-for-profit grants.

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  • Episode 8: Samantha Read, CEO, Chemistry Australia

    Leading with strategic thinking – Samantha talks about manufacturing, diversity and mentorship. She also shares the power of backing yourself, leading with strategic thinking and creating formidable partnerships to ensure a more sustainable future.

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  • Episode 7: Brigid Price, Founder, Rural Resources Online

    Leading an intergenerational rural family business – Brigid talks about diversity in agriculture and leading an intergenerational rural family business.  She also shares insights on the value of storytelling, the responsibility of stepping up and the role technology plays in the succession of emerging leaders.

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  • Episode 6: Clare Morgan, Executive General Manager Small Business Banking, Commonwealth Bank

    Redefining success – Clare Morgan shares how redefining success supports self-leadership, lessons in leading from the eye of a GFC storm and the one simple factor that can derail your leadership.

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  • Episode 5: Judith Barker, CEO, St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc.

    The crucial role that empathy plays – Judith Barker shares her experience on the power of saying yes, the crucial role that empathy plays and how leadership can come from anyone at any time in the workplace.


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  • Episode 4: Gill Minervini, Director, Vivid Sydney and Gill Minervini Creative

    The importance of bringing stakeholders on the journey – Gill Minervini shares how she creates memories that last long after the lights go out, the importance of bringing stakeholders on the journey and her simple superpower that gets her through everything.
     

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  • Episode 3: Tanya Van Der Water, CEO, Buckaroo Leatherworks

    The responsibility of delivering quality Australian-made products - Tanya Van Der Water talks about the advantages of failing fast, the power of a brand story and the responsibility of delivering quality Australian-made products.
     

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  • Episode 2: Kelly Taggart, CEO, Roses Only Group

    Leading with Creativity and Intuition - Kelly Taggart talks about leading teams with a focus on results and outputs, the importance of a considered hiring process and onboarding experience, and how instilling an owner's mindset encourages the team to thrive.
     

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  • Episode 1: Cecily McGuckin, CEO & Managing Director, Queensland Steel & Sheet

    Building leadership confidence - Cecily McGuckin is the only female CEO in the steel manufacturing industry. She leads with integrity, gut instinct and a no-ego rule as the foundations for a successful culture and talks about building leadership confidence through tough experiences.
     

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Season 1

  • Episode 9: Shadé Zahrai, Director and Chief Positive Influencer, Influenceo Global Inc

    Shifting the focus on women's leadership - Shadé Zahrai shares her experience and research on imposter syndrome, women's tendency to focus on the gaps and what's possible when we play to our strengths.
     

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  • Episode 8: Tanya Denning-Orman, Director of Indigenous Content, Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Australia

    Blending culture and leadership - Tanya Denning-Orman on the importance of bringing your whole self to work and how respect, inclusion and a focus on the legacy we’re leaving should factor into every decision we make. 
     

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  • Episode 7: Priscilla Rogers, Director and Co-Founder, DOFTEK

    Smashing stereotypes, thriving in risk and infusing empathy into creating real-life solutions - Priscilla Rogers combines the excitement of delivering vital solutions, the challenges of navigating career junctures, and the tactics to thrive in high risk and high stakes environments.
     

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  • Episode 6: Sian Lewis, Group Executive Human Resources, Commonwealth Bank

    Career sequencing, the power of transferable skills and making brave calls - Sian Lewis shares insights into the opportunities of career sequencing, the power of transferable skills, making brave calls and backing your decisions.
     

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  • Episode 5: Mary Hamilton, CEO, Hugh Hamilton Wines

    Embracing transitions and tenacity in leadership - Mary Hamilton shares her unique leadership path with stories of tenacity, sideways transitions and embracing mistakes to find your place in leadership.
     

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  • Episode 4: Louise Adams, Chief Operating Officer – Australia and New Zealand, Aurecon

    The power of visibility for leading in a new era - Louise Adams shares how authentic and collaborative leaders create a followership, and the power of visibility for leading in a new era.
     

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  • Episode 3: Caitlin Figueiredo, Founder and CEO, Jasiri Australia

    The importance of emerging leadership - The inspirational Caitlin Figueiredo shares the key to shaping our democracy, the power of the collective and her magical moment with Meghan, yes, Duchess of Sussex, that will inspire us all.
     

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  • Episode 2: Julie Drago, CEO, Hero Properties

    Relationship based leadership - Julie Drago builds on the value of relationships, how to be seen and heard in a male-dominated industry, and the importance of being involved at an industry level.
     

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  • Episode 1: Anna Marsden, Managing Director, Great Barrier Reef Foundation

    Leadership for purpose - Anna Marsden dives into navigating lightning strike moments in leadership, quietening our inner critic, and embracing dual psychology to thrive in the new normal of business. 
     

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About the podcast

Together we can shift business leadership from aspirational to actionable. We know diversity in leadership doesn’t just make sense, it strengthens overall business performance and drives economic growth. When we activate leadership for women, we redefine our business landscape.

Join season hosts Shivani Gopal, CEO and Founder of The Remarkable Woman (Season 3), Rebekah Campbell, serial entrepreneur, author, speaker and mentor (Season 2) and Shade Zahrai, award-winning business woman and leadership expert (Season 1) as they reach beyond ‘business as usual’ to unearth the human stories and rich, relatable experiences of women leading business across the country. Access the practical tips, actionable frameworks and stories of smart risk-taking to ignite your leadership.

Whether you’re a business leader, emerging leader, or passionate about supporting leaders to redefine the business landscape, this podcast is for you.

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