Future Women Leadership Series

Future Women Leadership Series

Leadership takes courage and resilience. Host and founder of Future Women, Helen McCabe shares insights from some of the most influential women on the sometimes complex challenges faced by women on the path to senior leadership. Leadership

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Season 2


Amanda Laing on how to become a master negotiator

With a reputation as a highly effective negotiator, Chief Commercial and Content Officer of Foxtel, Amanda Laing has plenty to teach about the art of making difficult deals work. Host Helen McCabe asks Amanda how she prepares for a negotiation, what leadership theory she employs in her career, and what to do when you're in the middle of a negotiation and you reach a deadlock?

Amanda Laing on how to become a master negotiator

With a reputation as a highly effective negotiator, Chief Commercial and Content Officer of Foxtel, Amanda Laing has plenty to teach about the art of making difficult deals work. Host Helen McCabe asks Amanda how she prepares for a negotiation, what leadership theory she employs in her career, and what to do when you're in the middle of a negotiation and you reach a deadlock?

41:39

EP38 - S2

30 Nov 22

Melanie Silva on being the most productive leader, not the busiest

When are you the most productive? Managing Director for Google Australia & New Zealand Melanie Silva doesn't just fill up her days with meetings. She makes space in her schedule for 'big thinking' days and time to find her 'flow' so that she's not just busy, she's using her time well. Host Helen McCabe asks Melanie why she's stayed at Google for longer than any other job she's had, what cultural changes she's seeing emerge with young employees, and how she managed to lead the company through government questioning heavily pregnant, the day before she gave birth. 

Melanie Silva on being the most productive leader, not the busiest

When are you the most productive? Managing Director for Google Australia & New Zealand Melanie Silva doesn't just fill up her days with meetings. She makes space in her schedule for 'big thinking' days and time to find her 'flow' so that she's not just busy, she's using her time well. Host Helen McCabe asks Melanie why she's stayed at Google for longer than any other job she's had, what cultural changes she's seeing emerge with young employees, and how she managed to lead the company through government questioning heavily pregnant, the day before she gave birth. 

31:48

EP37 - S2

23 Nov 22

Sally Neighbour on staying fearless

Award-winning journalist and former Executive Producer of ABC's Four Corners Sally Neighbour has needed to push forward against any doubts to tell some of the most important stories to the Australian public. Host Helen McCabe discusses with Sally whether fearlessness is something you can learn, or if it's innate in your character, as well as the importance of trusting your team, building a process together, and how to weigh up the consequences of reporting a story with the impact it could have on those adjacent to it.

Sally Neighbour on staying fearless

Award-winning journalist and former Executive Producer of ABC's Four Corners Sally Neighbour has needed to push forward against any doubts to tell some of the most important stories to the Australian public. Host Helen McCabe discusses with Sally whether fearlessness is something you can learn, or if it's innate in your character, as well as the importance of trusting your team, building a process together, and how to weigh up the consequences of reporting a story with the impact it could have on those adjacent to it.

29:57

EP36 - S2

16 Nov 22

Professor Rae Cooper answers if it's worth it to do further study?

Australia now has one of the most highly educated female workforces in history, but does that mean you need to study more to get further in the industry? Professor Rae Cooper, AO is the perfect person to answer this, currently working as Professor of Gender, Work and Employment Relations at the University of Sydney. Host Helen McCabe and Rae discuss how you can determine whether you should consider further study, the empowerment of younger generations of women, and how society shifts as women become more educated.

Professor Rae Cooper answers if it's worth it to do further study?

Australia now has one of the most highly educated female workforces in history, but does that mean you need to study more to get further in the industry? Professor Rae Cooper, AO is the perfect person to answer this, currently working as Professor of Gender, Work and Employment Relations at the University of Sydney. Host Helen McCabe and Rae discuss how you can determine whether you should consider further study, the empowerment of younger generations of women, and how society shifts as women become more educated.

28:48

EP35 - S2

9 Nov 22

Tanya Oziel on leading with compassion

How do you become an empathetic leader? According to Chief Executive of Trans-Tasman Business Circle Tanya Oziel, part of the answer is to lead with heart, learn from your heritage, and create an environment where people can be themselves. Host Helen McCabe asks Tanya how she creates the unique environment on her study tours that allows guests to be open and vulnerable with those they've just met, and what her heritage has taught her about the importance of taking time out.

Tanya Oziel on leading with compassion

How do you become an empathetic leader? According to Chief Executive of Trans-Tasman Business Circle Tanya Oziel, part of the answer is to lead with heart, learn from your heritage, and create an environment where people can be themselves. Host Helen McCabe asks Tanya how she creates the unique environment on her study tours that allows guests to be open and vulnerable with those they've just met, and what her heritage has taught her about the importance of taking time out.

27:18

EP34 - S2

2 Nov 22

Rearn Norman on resolving tension within your team

What does healthy conflict in the workplace look like? And how do you fix the destructive kind of conflict? Psychologist Rearn Norman and host Helen McCabe discuss what kinds of disruptive tensions exist in workspaces, how to deal with passive aggressive behaviour, whether different genders approach conflict differently, and much more in this enlightening chat.

Rearn Norman on resolving tension within your team

What does healthy conflict in the workplace look like? And how do you fix the destructive kind of conflict? Psychologist Rearn Norman and host Helen McCabe discuss what kinds of disruptive tensions exist in workspaces, how to deal with passive aggressive behaviour, whether different genders approach conflict differently, and much more in this enlightening chat.

32:43

EP33 - S2

26 Oct 22

Alex Naghavi on leading as a creative

Do creative people lead differently? Executive Creative Director and Partner at Josephmark Alex Naghavi helped build the original Future Women brand, and has expert insight into how creatives work and lead. Host Helen McCabe asks Alex what she looks for when hiring creatives, how to make sure that you're leading the creative members of your team most effectively, and the one question Alex always asks when interviewing, to find her perfect culture fit.

Alex Naghavi on leading as a creative

Do creative people lead differently? Executive Creative Director and Partner at Josephmark Alex Naghavi helped build the original Future Women brand, and has expert insight into how creatives work and lead. Host Helen McCabe asks Alex what she looks for when hiring creatives, how to make sure that you're leading the creative members of your team most effectively, and the one question Alex always asks when interviewing, to find her perfect culture fit.

32:13

EP32 - S2

19 Oct 22

Terri Martin on why and how to market yourself

What does it mean to market yourself? Unlike pushing a product, marketing yourself can mean fostering connections with your audience, your superiors, your coworkers, and your staff to advance your career. General Manager of The Marketing Room, and board member for ADHD Australia, Terri Martin shares simple yet effective ways you can market yourself at work. Host Helen McCabe and Terri discuss the different styles of marketing women often use, as well as which misconceptions about ADHD are changing, and how to effectively lead team members with ADHD.

Terri Martin on why and how to market yourself

What does it mean to market yourself? Unlike pushing a product, marketing yourself can mean fostering connections with your audience, your superiors, your coworkers, and your staff to advance your career. General Manager of The Marketing Room, and board member for ADHD Australia, Terri Martin shares simple yet effective ways you can market yourself at work. Host Helen McCabe and Terri discuss the different styles of marketing women often use, as well as which misconceptions about ADHD are changing, and how to effectively lead team members with ADHD.

26:24

EP31 - S2

12 Oct 22

Jamila Rizvi on growing your confidence

Where does confidence come from? Author, activist, and Future Women's Deputy Managing Director Jamila Rizvi brings both her experiences, and the research behind confidence to discuss how to best build it in your life. Helen and Jamila share the most common struggles they hear women have with maintaining confidence, as well as practical tips you can implement into your communication and career to dissuade any self doubt.

Jamila Rizvi on growing your confidence

Where does confidence come from? Author, activist, and Future Women's Deputy Managing Director Jamila Rizvi brings both her experiences, and the research behind confidence to discuss how to best build it in your life. Helen and Jamila share the most common struggles they hear women have with maintaining confidence, as well as practical tips you can implement into your communication and career to dissuade any self doubt.

34:24

EP30 - S2

5 Oct 22

Lisa Hutton on why defining your identity will make you a better leader

What does it mean to be a coach? And how do you become an effective one? Lisa Hutton has been a manager, consultant, and coach across an array of companies, as well as volunteering as a Future Women mentor. Host Helen McCabe asks Lisa when she started leading, what good coaching is to her, and her advice on some common leadership issues they've both come across.

Lisa Hutton on why defining your identity will make you a better leader

What does it mean to be a coach? And how do you become an effective one? Lisa Hutton has been a manager, consultant, and coach across an array of companies, as well as volunteering as a Future Women mentor. Host Helen McCabe asks Lisa when she started leading, what good coaching is to her, and her advice on some common leadership issues they've both come across.

23:21

EP29 - S2

28 Sep 22

Tasnia Alam Hannan on the power of a strong network

Would you leave a stable job to build your business from scratch? And if you did, who would you choose to help you? Tasnia Alam Hannan co founded Arise Foundation to help survivors of economic abuse reach financial freedom. Host Helen McCabe discusses why Tasnia chose to leave the career path she was on to pursue Arise, how important a strong network is to building a business, and why you need to delegate in order for your team to thrive.

Tasnia Alam Hannan on the power of a strong network

Would you leave a stable job to build your business from scratch? And if you did, who would you choose to help you? Tasnia Alam Hannan co founded Arise Foundation to help survivors of economic abuse reach financial freedom. Host Helen McCabe discusses why Tasnia chose to leave the career path she was on to pursue Arise, how important a strong network is to building a business, and why you need to delegate in order for your team to thrive.

23:27

EP28 - S2

21 Sep 22

Emma Hogan on creating a culture where mental health is talked about openly

Do you talk about your mental health at work? If there's no safe environment to discuss the topic, it can make it that much more difficult to manage any mental health issues you or your team might experience. Secretary for NSW Department of Customer Service Emma Hogan talks with host Helen McCabe about why she became a Mentally Healthy Workplaces Ambassador, how she approaches leading high performers, and why the size of a team she's leading matters less to her than how complex the job is.

Emma Hogan on creating a culture where mental health is talked about openly

Do you talk about your mental health at work? If there's no safe environment to discuss the topic, it can make it that much more difficult to manage any mental health issues you or your team might experience. Secretary for NSW Department of Customer Service Emma Hogan talks with host Helen McCabe about why she became a Mentally Healthy Workplaces Ambassador, how she approaches leading high performers, and why the size of a team she's leading matters less to her than how complex the job is.

29:36

EP27 - S2

14 Sep 22

Tom Malone on strategic leadership and having difficult conversations

Am I making this decision because it’s the best one for the business? Or because I don’t want to have a difficult conversation? Managing Director of Nine Radio Tom Malone sees this question as key to his leadership. Tom has been an Executive in media for over two decades, working across shows like 60 Minutes and the Today Show, and managing some of the highest profile people in media. He's seen first-hand the evolution that media has gone through as a workplace and an industry over the last 20 years. In this episode Host Helen McCabe asks Tom how he leads strategic change, how he manages difficult conversations with hosts, and the changes he's seen for women working in the media landscape.

Tom Malone on strategic leadership and having difficult conversations

Am I making this decision because it’s the best one for the business? Or because I don’t want to have a difficult conversation? Managing Director of Nine Radio Tom Malone sees this question as key to his leadership. Tom has been an Executive in media for over two decades, working across shows like 60 Minutes and the Today Show, and managing some of the highest profile people in media. He's seen first-hand the evolution that media has gone through as a workplace and an industry over the last 20 years. In this episode Host Helen McCabe asks Tom how he leads strategic change, how he manages difficult conversations with hosts, and the changes he's seen for women working in the media landscape.

36:26

EP26 - S2

7 Sep 22

Liberty Sanger shares tips for being a great mentor

To get to her position as a Principal Lawyer at Maurice Blackburn, Liberty Sanger has had the help of a multitude of mentors, and in turn has given back by mentoring young men and women herself. Working in personal injury law, Liberty is also helping to keep women safe in workplaces. Host Helen McCabe finds out which skills have most helped Liberty as a mentor, and what shifts in attitudes to workplace sexual assault she's seen in her career as a workplace personal injury lawyer.

Liberty Sanger shares tips for being a great mentor

To get to her position as a Principal Lawyer at Maurice Blackburn, Liberty Sanger has had the help of a multitude of mentors, and in turn has given back by mentoring young men and women herself. Working in personal injury law, Liberty is also helping to keep women safe in workplaces. Host Helen McCabe finds out which skills have most helped Liberty as a mentor, and what shifts in attitudes to workplace sexual assault she's seen in her career as a workplace personal injury lawyer.

33:54

EP25 - S2

31 Aug 22

Rose Herceg on why she runs her corporation like a small business

For Rose Herceg, everything in her career comes back to the quality of work. From hiring creatives, to founding businesses, to her leadership style at her current job, President of WPP AUNZ. Host Helen McCabe discovers what drove Rose to drop everything and start her own business at 21, how she uses creativity to problem solve, and why she spends more time working on the things she's good at, than those she isn't. 

Rose Herceg on why she runs her corporation like a small business

For Rose Herceg, everything in her career comes back to the quality of work. From hiring creatives, to founding businesses, to her leadership style at her current job, President of WPP AUNZ. Host Helen McCabe discovers what drove Rose to drop everything and start her own business at 21, how she uses creativity to problem solve, and why she spends more time working on the things she's good at, than those she isn't. 

36:40

EP24 - S2

24 Aug 22

How we engage men in the equality conversation

Gender equality can't be realised until people of all genders acknowledge the issue, and work together towards a common goal. But how do we start to engage men in the conversation? This panel discussion was recorded live at the 2022 Future Women Leadership Summit and features CEO of Salesforce Australia, Pip Marlow, CEO of Plan International Australia, Susanne Legena, Mental health and gender equality advocate, Tarang Chawla, and former ABC director of news Gaven Morris. The panel is moderated by host Helen McCabe.

How we engage men in the equality conversation

Gender equality can't be realised until people of all genders acknowledge the issue, and work together towards a common goal. But how do we start to engage men in the conversation? This panel discussion was recorded live at the 2022 Future Women Leadership Summit and features CEO of Salesforce Australia, Pip Marlow, CEO of Plan International Australia, Susanne Legena, Mental health and gender equality advocate, Tarang Chawla, and former ABC director of news Gaven Morris. The panel is moderated by host Helen McCabe.

36:17

EP23 - S2

18 Aug 22

Recognising and responding to bad leaders

We've all had a leader that taught us more about what not to do than how to be an effective leader. This panel discussion from the Future Women Leadership Summit 2022 features an expert group of women who share stories of poor leadership they've experienced in their careers, and how they dealt with it to improve their own leadership moving forward. The panelists are CEO and founder of Self Energy Kate Mason, Psychologist Aylin Dulagil, and GP and Digital Health Consultant Dr Amandeep Hansra, with moderation by Future Women’s Ruby Leahy Gatfield. The Future Women Leadership Series is hosted by Helen McCabe.

Recognising and responding to bad leaders

We've all had a leader that taught us more about what not to do than how to be an effective leader. This panel discussion from the Future Women Leadership Summit 2022 features an expert group of women who share stories of poor leadership they've experienced in their careers, and how they dealt with it to improve their own leadership moving forward. The panelists are CEO and founder of Self Energy Kate Mason, Psychologist Aylin Dulagil, and GP and Digital Health Consultant Dr Amandeep Hansra, with moderation by Future Women’s Ruby Leahy Gatfield. The Future Women Leadership Series is hosted by Helen McCabe.

27:10

EP22 - S2

10 Aug 22

Susanne Legena on how to avoid being overwhelmed by the scale of a problem

Sometimes a problem seems too big to solve. Susanne Legena knows this better than most, as CEO of charity Plan International Australia she's working to bring girls around the globe equality, which can sometimes feel insurmountable. Host Helen McCabe digs into Susanne's work ethos as they chat about building momentum as a leader, the importance of trust in your team, and what being a home bee-keeper has taught Susanne about leadership.

Susanne Legena on how to avoid being overwhelmed by the scale of a problem

Sometimes a problem seems too big to solve. Susanne Legena knows this better than most, as CEO of charity Plan International Australia she's working to bring girls around the globe equality, which can sometimes feel insurmountable. Host Helen McCabe digs into Susanne's work ethos as they chat about building momentum as a leader, the importance of trust in your team, and what being a home bee-keeper has taught Susanne about leadership.

34:03

EP21 - S2

3 Aug 22

Angela Fox on leading in a virtual world

Does it make a difference if you lead your team remotely or in person? And how do you ensure a flexible work environment works equally for everyone? Perfectly suited to answer is Angela Fox, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Dell Technologies. Host Helen McCabe chats with Angela about her experiences in the height of the tech industry, and how the pandemic has changed the way we work, lead, and communicate. This episode was made in partnership with Dell Technologies PodFerence; a podcast conference created to share advice and inspiration to support small businesses

Angela Fox on leading in a virtual world

Does it make a difference if you lead your team remotely or in person? And how do you ensure a flexible work environment works equally for everyone? Perfectly suited to answer is Angela Fox, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Dell Technologies. Host Helen McCabe chats with Angela about her experiences in the height of the tech industry, and how the pandemic has changed the way we work, lead, and communicate. This episode was made in partnership with Dell Technologies PodFerence; a podcast conference created to share advice and inspiration to support small businesses

34:20

EP20 - S2

26 Jul 22

Amanda McIntyre on leading in public vs private sectors

From 15 years in the public service to being a partner at one of the big four accounting firms PwC, Amanda McIntyre has a lot to share about leadership, management, and motivation. Host Helen McCabe asks Amanda if the reality of senior leadership in the private sector is all corner offices and first class flights? Or if we've moved away from that expectation, and what advice she has for leaders wanting to follow in her footsteps.

Amanda McIntyre on leading in public vs private sectors

From 15 years in the public service to being a partner at one of the big four accounting firms PwC, Amanda McIntyre has a lot to share about leadership, management, and motivation. Host Helen McCabe asks Amanda if the reality of senior leadership in the private sector is all corner offices and first class flights? Or if we've moved away from that expectation, and what advice she has for leaders wanting to follow in her footsteps.

34:17

EP19 - S2

13 Jul 22

Kate Ellis on holding your own as a young leader

Former MP Kate Ellis was elected when she was just twenty seven years old. In her fifteen years in parliament Kate learned a lot about defying expectations, defining your own self worth, and juggling your personal and professional commitments. Host Helen McCabe discusses these topics and more with Kate as they chat about the challenges of being a young female leader in Australian politics and beyond.

Kate Ellis on holding your own as a young leader

Former MP Kate Ellis was elected when she was just twenty seven years old. In her fifteen years in parliament Kate learned a lot about defying expectations, defining your own self worth, and juggling your personal and professional commitments. Host Helen McCabe discusses these topics and more with Kate as they chat about the challenges of being a young female leader in Australian politics and beyond.

37:31

EP18 - S2

6 Jul 22

Amanda Whitley on transparency in times of crisis

Should you tell your team just how bad things are looking in a bind? Or is protecting them from that burden part of your job as a leader? Founder and Director of HerCanberra Amanda Whitley needed to make that choice several times over when she lead her self-started media company through Covid. Host Helen McCabe asks Amanda her biggest learnings from that period, as well as how Amanda built and maintains her all-female dream team.

Amanda Whitley on transparency in times of crisis

Should you tell your team just how bad things are looking in a bind? Or is protecting them from that burden part of your job as a leader? Founder and Director of HerCanberra Amanda Whitley needed to make that choice several times over when she lead her self-started media company through Covid. Host Helen McCabe asks Amanda her biggest learnings from that period, as well as how Amanda built and maintains her all-female dream team.

25:23

EP17 - S2

29 Jun 22

Anna-Maria Arabia on success and single motherhood

Choosing to be a single parent isn't easy. But for neuroscientist Anna-Maria Arabia the choice seemed inevitable. Host Helen McCabe asks Anna-Maria how she progressed in a male dominated industry, and what extra challenges having a child by herself added. Anna-Maria also shares insights from her current job as CEO of the Australian Academy of Science and how we can boost productivity nationwide.

Anna-Maria Arabia on success and single motherhood

Choosing to be a single parent isn't easy. But for neuroscientist Anna-Maria Arabia the choice seemed inevitable. Host Helen McCabe asks Anna-Maria how she progressed in a male dominated industry, and what extra challenges having a child by herself added. Anna-Maria also shares insights from her current job as CEO of the Australian Academy of Science and how we can boost productivity nationwide.

35:23

EP16 - S2

22 Jun 22

Creina Chapman on dealing with egos

After working under some of the biggest names in Australian media and politics, Creina Chapman has learned how to manage egos big and small. Host Helen McCabe asks Creina if big egos still have a place in the modern workforce, what kind of leadership she finds effective in her current role as deputy chair and CEO of the Australian Communications and Media Authority, and why it can be so difficult to get honest feedback from your peers. 

Creina Chapman on dealing with egos

After working under some of the biggest names in Australian media and politics, Creina Chapman has learned how to manage egos big and small. Host Helen McCabe asks Creina if big egos still have a place in the modern workforce, what kind of leadership she finds effective in her current role as deputy chair and CEO of the Australian Communications and Media Authority, and why it can be so difficult to get honest feedback from your peers. 

29:12

EP15 - S2

15 Jun 22

Kate Mason on how to beat a workplace bully

It's hard to know when to leave a toxic workplace, when to speak up against a bully, or when to hold your ground. Kate Mason figured this out the hard way, after experiencing bullying as an executive at one point in her impressive career. Host Helen McCabe asks what confronting her bully taught Kate about leadership, and what she would change if she were to be in the same position again. You can learn more about Kate Mason and her leadership at the Self Energy website.

Kate Mason on how to beat a workplace bully

It's hard to know when to leave a toxic workplace, when to speak up against a bully, or when to hold your ground. Kate Mason figured this out the hard way, after experiencing bullying as an executive at one point in her impressive career. Host Helen McCabe asks what confronting her bully taught Kate about leadership, and what she would change if she were to be in the same position again. You can learn more about Kate Mason and her leadership at the Self Energy website.

32:52

EP14 - S2

8 Jun 22

Dr Bronwyn Evans on how to navigate a male dominated industry

How often are you the only woman in the room? In Dr Bronwyn Evans' four decades in engineering she's been the sole woman more times than she can count. But instead of discouraging her, it often motivated her to work harder than her male colleagues. Host Helen McCabe asks Dr Evans what progress she's seen in her career, and what advice she has for women in industries that are still working towards gender equality.

Dr Bronwyn Evans on how to navigate a male dominated industry

How often are you the only woman in the room? In Dr Bronwyn Evans' four decades in engineering she's been the sole woman more times than she can count. But instead of discouraging her, it often motivated her to work harder than her male colleagues. Host Helen McCabe asks Dr Evans what progress she's seen in her career, and what advice she has for women in industries that are still working towards gender equality.

27:17

EP13 - S2

1 Jun 22

Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw on balancing friendship and business

Friendship can often get in the way of business. It can be hard to lead alongside your friends, or tell them what to do. But when it's done right, friendship can also lead to a  productive work culture, a motivated team, and innovative ideas, as with Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw building their business Keep it Cleaner. Host Helen McCabe asks Steph and Laura how they navigate their friendship, what leadership and success mean to them, and how beauty expectations in their industry are constantly evolving.

Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw on balancing friendship and business

Friendship can often get in the way of business. It can be hard to lead alongside your friends, or tell them what to do. But when it's done right, friendship can also lead to a  productive work culture, a motivated team, and innovative ideas, as with Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw building their business Keep it Cleaner. Host Helen McCabe asks Steph and Laura how they navigate their friendship, what leadership and success mean to them, and how beauty expectations in their industry are constantly evolving.

39:53

EP12 - S2

25 May 22

Staying on top of your industry as it grows

What does the future of your work look like? And how can you best prepare yourself for what the future brings? This discussion from the 2022 Future Women Leadership Summit features Nabila Ahmed, Asia Finance Correspondent at Bloomberg, Fiona Simson, President of the National Farmers Federation and Andrea Clarke, Founder of FutureFit. Co. The panel shares what sectors are growing the fastest, what skills will be most crucial in the future, and how to stay on top of a developing work environment, moderated by Chief strategy officer at Cyber CX, Alastair MacGibbon. The Future Women Leadership Series is hosted by Helen McCabe.

Staying on top of your industry as it grows

What does the future of your work look like? And how can you best prepare yourself for what the future brings? This discussion from the 2022 Future Women Leadership Summit features Nabila Ahmed, Asia Finance Correspondent at Bloomberg, Fiona Simson, President of the National Farmers Federation and Andrea Clarke, Founder of FutureFit. Co. The panel shares what sectors are growing the fastest, what skills will be most crucial in the future, and how to stay on top of a developing work environment, moderated by Chief strategy officer at Cyber CX, Alastair MacGibbon. The Future Women Leadership Series is hosted by Helen McCabe.

20:08

EP11 - S2

18 May 22

Dealing with a sexist boss

In all likelihood you'll come across a sexist boss in your career. Maybe you're dealing with one right now, or can remember a time you've witnessed your coworkers put up with prejudice. So how should you handle sexism, and how do we craft diverse environments that cull sexist cultures altogether? Speaking at the 2022 Future Women Leadership Summit, Mary Wooldridge, Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Dr Victor Sojo, Senior Lecturer in Leadership at the University of Melbourne and Jessica Smith, Senior Security Consultant at CyberCX discuss their experiences and research surrounding gender inequality at work and give their advice on how you can deal with, and prevent future displays of discrimination. The Future Women Leadership Series is hosted by Helen McCabe.

Dealing with a sexist boss

In all likelihood you'll come across a sexist boss in your career. Maybe you're dealing with one right now, or can remember a time you've witnessed your coworkers put up with prejudice. So how should you handle sexism, and how do we craft diverse environments that cull sexist cultures altogether? Speaking at the 2022 Future Women Leadership Summit, Mary Wooldridge, Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Dr Victor Sojo, Senior Lecturer in Leadership at the University of Melbourne and Jessica Smith, Senior Security Consultant at CyberCX discuss their experiences and research surrounding gender inequality at work and give their advice on how you can deal with, and prevent future displays of discrimination. The Future Women Leadership Series is hosted by Helen McCabe.

30:56

EP10 - S2

11 May 22

How to stand out in the job market

Are you thinking of upskilling? Does your resume need that extra diploma or degree to get you noticed? This panel recorded at the 2022 Future Women Leadership Summit features three women who have been on either end of the hiring process and know exactly what skills the market is looking for. The panel includes Kylie Bryant, Chief Operations Officer for the Department of Industry, Emma Foley, the Director of Driver Operations and Marketplace for Uber Aus/NZ, Priyanka Ashraf, Founder & Director of The Creative Co-Operative, and is chaired by Future Women’s Bojana Kos. The Future Women Leadership Series is hosted by Helen McCabe

How to stand out in the job market

Are you thinking of upskilling? Does your resume need that extra diploma or degree to get you noticed? This panel recorded at the 2022 Future Women Leadership Summit features three women who have been on either end of the hiring process and know exactly what skills the market is looking for. The panel includes Kylie Bryant, Chief Operations Officer for the Department of Industry, Emma Foley, the Director of Driver Operations and Marketplace for Uber Aus/NZ, Priyanka Ashraf, Founder & Director of The Creative Co-Operative, and is chaired by Future Women’s Bojana Kos. The Future Women Leadership Series is hosted by Helen McCabe

25:25

EP09 - S2

4 May 22

Mara-Jean Tilley on why you should stop saying 'sorry'

Why do women often shy away from self promotion? How do you persuade someone to donate to your cause? and how do you get over the nerves of public speaking? Mara-Jean Tilley, Director of the Garvan Research Foundation answers this and more as she and host Helen McCabe dissect her leadership career. 

Mara-Jean Tilley on why you should stop saying 'sorry'

Why do women often shy away from self promotion? How do you persuade someone to donate to your cause? and how do you get over the nerves of public speaking? Mara-Jean Tilley, Director of the Garvan Research Foundation answers this and more as she and host Helen McCabe dissect her leadership career. 

25:06

EP08 - S2

27 Apr 22

Professor Michelle Ryan on why times of crisis lead to more female leaders

Women are disproportionately at the helm of organisations and governments in crisis. Professor Michelle Ryan points out that this might not be due to women causing these crises, but rather a phenomenon where women are often only given power at times of unease. Host Helen McCabe asks Professor Ryan why this trend has appeared, how you may be able to avoid or utilise it, and what changes you can make to improve your leadership style.

Professor Michelle Ryan on why times of crisis lead to more female leaders

Women are disproportionately at the helm of organisations and governments in crisis. Professor Michelle Ryan points out that this might not be due to women causing these crises, but rather a phenomenon where women are often only given power at times of unease. Host Helen McCabe asks Professor Ryan why this trend has appeared, how you may be able to avoid or utilise it, and what changes you can make to improve your leadership style.

37:23

EP07 - S2

20 Apr 22

Asking for what you want at work

How do you ask for a pay rise? Or a promotion? Or any other change in your workplace that you deserve? Louise Adler, Incoming Director for Adelaide Writers Week, Sam Mostyn, President of Chief Executive Women and Catherine Brenner, Chair of Australian Payments Plus share their tips for getting what you deserve, at the 2022 Future Women Leadership Summit. The Future Women Leadership Series is hosted by Helen McCabe.

Asking for what you want at work

How do you ask for a pay rise? Or a promotion? Or any other change in your workplace that you deserve? Louise Adler, Incoming Director for Adelaide Writers Week, Sam Mostyn, President of Chief Executive Women and Catherine Brenner, Chair of Australian Payments Plus share their tips for getting what you deserve, at the 2022 Future Women Leadership Summit. The Future Women Leadership Series is hosted by Helen McCabe.

48:48

EP06 - S2

13 Apr 22

Dr Norman Swan on how stress affects our bodies

How do we make sure our bodies and brains are at their healthiest? According to Dr Norman Swan, it has less to do with getting the right amount of sleep or following wellness trends, and more to do with the autonomy we have over our own life choices. Dr Swan shares his insights on health at the 2022 Future Women Leadership Summit following a moving acknowledgement of country given by Madison Howarth. The Future Women Leadership Series is hosted by Helen McCabe.

Dr Norman Swan on how stress affects our bodies

How do we make sure our bodies and brains are at their healthiest? According to Dr Norman Swan, it has less to do with getting the right amount of sleep or following wellness trends, and more to do with the autonomy we have over our own life choices. Dr Swan shares his insights on health at the 2022 Future Women Leadership Summit following a moving acknowledgement of country given by Madison Howarth. The Future Women Leadership Series is hosted by Helen McCabe.

32:13

EP05 - S2

6 Apr 22

Tu Le on turning disappointment into opportunity

Can you be 'too young' to make it in politics? Tu Le was told she was when her chance to represent the seat of Fowler disappeared as the Labor party brought in a star candidate in her place. Host Helen McCabe asks Tu Le how she recovered after such a public instance of being overlooked, what opportunities she's opened up following the event and discusses why being young in the political sphere may actually be an advantage.

Tu Le on turning disappointment into opportunity

Can you be 'too young' to make it in politics? Tu Le was told she was when her chance to represent the seat of Fowler disappeared as the Labor party brought in a star candidate in her place. Host Helen McCabe asks Tu Le how she recovered after such a public instance of being overlooked, what opportunities she's opened up following the event and discusses why being young in the political sphere may actually be an advantage.

34:33

EP04 - S2

30 Mar 22

Tarang Chawla on teaching resilience and equality

Tarang Chawla’s sister Nikita was killed by her husband in 2015. Today he’s a mental health advocate, gender equality activist, and podcast host sharing the stories of people who have survived family violence. Tarang joins host Helen McCabe to talk about how his experiences motivated him to change the way we teach men about gender equality, and why resilience is a key trait for any authentic leader.

Tarang Chawla on teaching resilience and equality

Tarang Chawla’s sister Nikita was killed by her husband in 2015. Today he’s a mental health advocate, gender equality activist, and podcast host sharing the stories of people who have survived family violence. Tarang joins host Helen McCabe to talk about how his experiences motivated him to change the way we teach men about gender equality, and why resilience is a key trait for any authentic leader.

45:33

EP03 - S2

16 Feb 22

Jess Short and Martina Ucnikova on what makes a great political leader

How do you make a political impact? And are there certain skills you’ll need to run as a woman in politics? Host Helen McCabe asks this and more to Jessica Short and Martina Ucnikova who are the founders of She Runs, a not-for-profit that helps women engage in political careers and civic participation. They share their knowledge on what it means to be political, why we aren’t seeing enough women in Federal decision-making positions, and the first steps to starting your political career.

Jess Short and Martina Ucnikova on what makes a great political leader

How do you make a political impact? And are there certain skills you’ll need to run as a woman in politics? Host Helen McCabe asks this and more to Jessica Short and Martina Ucnikova who are the founders of She Runs, a not-for-profit that helps women engage in political careers and civic participation. They share their knowledge on what it means to be political, why we aren’t seeing enough women in Federal decision-making positions, and the first steps to starting your political career.

33:20

EP02 - S2

9 Feb 22

Pip Marlow on owning ambition and building innovation

What is innovation? According to Pip Marlow, CEO at Salesforce ANZ & ASEAN it’s about more than just building products and tech. It’s about how you think, how you build your business, and an integral part of successful company culture. Host Helen McCabe talks to Pip about how she created a career through innovation, acknowledged and owned her ambitions in order to do so, and the best examples of innovation she sees in the business world today.

Pip Marlow on owning ambition and building innovation

What is innovation? According to Pip Marlow, CEO at Salesforce ANZ & ASEAN it’s about more than just building products and tech. It’s about how you think, how you build your business, and an integral part of successful company culture. Host Helen McCabe talks to Pip about how she created a career through innovation, acknowledged and owned her ambitions in order to do so, and the best examples of innovation she sees in the business world today.

35:42

EP01 - S2

2 Feb 22


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