Episodes
What will be the future of our workplaces? Lizzie Young moderates a panel discussion that asks this question and dives deep into what has changed in our work environments since COVID. The panel includes Siobhan McKenna , Chairman at Fox Sports & Australian News Channel, and Julie McKay, Chief Diversity, inclusion and Wellbeing Officer at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and was recorded at the Future Women Leadership Summit 2021. The Future Women Leadership Series is hosted by Helen McCabe. See...
Published 09/22/21
How do we create diverse teams? And why are we still so far away from achieving diversity in workplaces across the board? In this discussion moderated by Helen McCabe, an expert panel of women in various executive diversity and inclusion roles share their own thoughts on diversity, and how they’re helping to create more inclusive workplaces. The panel consists of Tanya Hosch, Grazia Pecoraro, Lisa Annese, Majella Knobel and was recorded at the Future Women Leadership Summit 2021. See...
Published 09/15/21
Personal and professional lives haven't been the same since COVID hit, but what effect is the pandemic having on gender inequality? In this passionate discussion, panellists Fabian Dattner, Priscilla Brown, and Natasha Stott Despoja explore the ways in which they’ve seen inequalities worsen through COVID, and the silver linings they’ve observed since the pandemic began. The panel is moderated by Jamila Rizvi at the Future Women Leadership Summit 2021. The Future Women Leadership Series is...
Published 09/08/21
Why do we need diversity in leadership? Do quotas or targets work? And how do we measure ‘merit’? Helen McCabe leads a deep dive into these topics with Nicola Wakefield Evans, Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the 30% Club, and Nareen Young, industry professor at UTS at the Future Women Leadership Summit 2021. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/01/21
How can you get your way? And what sacrifices could you need to make to get there? In this panel discussion, Helen McCabe asks Jess Miller, Amani Haydar, Anna Brown, and Amanda Gilmore about the persuasion principles they’ve gained in their highly successful careers, including how to persuade others, remain authentic, and admit when you’re wrong. The discussion was recorded at the Future Women Leadership Summit 2021. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/25/21
Shortly after harrowing allegations of sexual abuse in Australian Parliament are brought to the public, Jamila Rizvi shares her own experiences of working as a woman in parliament, the unjust system in place for women who have experienced sexual assault, and the culture that underpins it all. This powerful speech is followed by a discussion on the topic with Helen McCabe and was recorded at the Future Women Leadership Summit 2021. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/18/21
What makes a workplace toxic? What impact can a bad working environment have on your health? And how do you know when to leave? Lizzie Young moderates a panel discussion featuring Kate Jenkins, Sangeeta Venkatesan, and Dr. Tanya Pelly as they share their expertise on recognising and dealing with destructive working environments, recorded at the Future Women Leadership Summit 2021. The Future Women Leadership Series is hosted by Helen McCabe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/11/21
Tanya Plibersek is an Australian politician who has served as a Member of Parliament for Sydney since 1998 holding various portfolios and titles. She shares her thoughts on parliamentary allegations of sexual assault and why she thinks justice feels out of reach for a lot of Australian women, followed by a Q&A with Jamila Rizvi, recorded at the Future Women Leadership Summit 2021. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 08/04/21
Have you ever felt like you didn’t deserve your achievements? Like a fraud about to be discovered? This panel discussion hears from a diverse group of women, each of whom have incredibly accomplished careers, and also along the way, have experienced imposter syndrome. Recorded at the Future Women Leadership Summit 2021, panellists Sarah Walsh, Nikki Gemmel, Emily Hill, and Cathy Ngo, share their stories of imposter syndrome and tips on how to combat the phenomenon. The panel is moderated by...
Published 07/28/21
Skipp Williamson is the Managing Director at Partners in Performance. She is successful, resilient, and imperfect. And wants you to know that you are too. Skipp shares her tips for success at the Future Women Leadership Summit 2021, speaking on making the system work for you, recognising your skill gaps, and rolling in your failures. The Future Women Leadership Series is hosted by Helen McCabe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 07/21/21
Very few women have made it in the male-dominated world of newspaper editing in Australia like Lisa Davies, editor of the Sydney Morning Herald. Lisa shares with host Helen McCabe how she handles imposter syndrome, managing the stress of publishing a daily newspaper and transitioning from working in a newsroom to leading a team of complex personalities. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/21/21
Arabella Burge is a master collaborator. She has successfully pivoted from the Director of Communications for PBL Media in Australia and London to CEO of the Gidget Foundation, a charity dedicated to dealing with perinatal depression. Arabella speaks with host Helen McCabe about using her corporate leadership experience for the greater good, leading with empathy and harnessing her persuasiveness to help young families around the country. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/14/21
Minister Bronnie Taylor has been told she is "too nice" for politics but she believes empathetic leaders are powerful leaders. Bronnie is the NSW Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women and worked as a registered nurse for 20 years before entering politics. Bronnie shares with Helen McCabe the importance of empathy in leadership, respecting opposing views and why country women are good leaders. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/03/21
Jamila Rizvi is a leading feminist voice of her generation. She is a bestselling author, one of the youngest chiefs of staff to a cabinet minister and Future Women's Chief Creative Officer. Jamila opens up to host Helen McCabe about being taken seriously as a young woman in parliament, forcing herself out of her comfort zone to become a stronger leader and not letting a brain tumour get in the way of her career ambitions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 01/27/21
Meredith Hellicar is already the guiding force for many of Australia’s top performing executives and strives to build future CEOs, directors and C-suite executives. Now the Executive Chairman at Merryck & Co, Meredith’s extensive senior executive career, including several Managing Director and CEO roles with global companies, her success and experiences have led to her become one of the most sought after Executive Coaches in Australia. Meredith shares with host Helen McCabe the biggest...
Published 01/20/21
Siobhan McKenna is one of Australia’s leading businesspeople, but when she was growing up, she wanted to become a writer. Siobhan made the decision to pursue business over writing, but not wanting to abandon her passion entirely, she spent ten years writing her debut novel alongside her successful career as a director of some of Australia's largest companies. Siobhan speaks with host Helen McCabe about making pragmatic career decisions, being true to herself and creating an identity for...
Published 11/18/20
Nicole Sheffield's decisive leadership style has earned her a reputation for effectively leading businesses through times of transformation. As Executive General Manager for Community & Consumer at Australia Post, Nicole is leading a team through an unprecedented period of change and upheaval. Nicole speaks with host Helen McCabe about the importance of being openly ambitious, about recognising when it's time for a career change and learning to adapt her leadership style to suit each...
Published 09/23/20
Renee Carter always knew she wanted her career to be more aligned to her purpose. So after several years working in corporate and investor relations, she decided to follow her passion for social change and became the CEO of Adopt Change. Renee speaks with host Helen McCabe about finding purpose through work, transferring skills across different industries and the differences between leading in corporate and not-for-profit sectors. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/09/20
Sue Cato is an expert in crisis management for business leaders and executives and the founder of corporate communications agency Cato & Clive Partners. Sue speaks with host Helen McCabe about the culture changes needed for a workplace to be successful, why boards are giving leaders less time to prove themselves and her tips on managing your reputation capital.
Published 08/12/20
Anna Bligh AC was the first woman to become the Queensland Premier and the first woman to lead the Labor party. Anna shares with host Helen McCabe the importance finding your own identity and purpose as a leader, what it was like to hold her own in the houses of parliament (with the weight of an entire gender on her back) and why she has learned to relish difficult problems and roles.
Published 07/29/20
Former Wallabies captain John Eales says that there is one key difference between leading a sports team and a team in business, and that difference is emotion. John speaks to host Helen McCabe about the most effective way to lead a team through hard times, the importance of learning from other leaders as well as mentoring the next generation of women and the role of conscious and unconscious bias when hiring for leadership positions.
Published 07/16/20
Andrea Clarke is a former journalist and humanitarian aid worker whose background has led her to understand, and master, the power of effective communication. Now, as the founder of Future Fit, Andrea uses her experience to teach businessmen and women the skills they need to stay relevant & competitive in the modern workplace. Andrea shares with Helen McCabe the biggest mistakes women make when presenting, her tips for building a good reputation for yourself both online and in-person, and...
Published 07/08/20
Margie Hartley is a career coach and CEO and Founder of Gram Consulting Group and is an Executive Coach to 11 of the top ASX listed companies. Margie speaks to host  Helen McCabe about the differences she has observed between how females lead versus how males lead, the impact of unconscious gender bias when considering staff members for a leadership role and why it’s important that women in particular create space for other female leaders in the workplace.
Published 06/07/20
James McLaren is Founder and Managing Partner of Sterling Black. He is hired by businesses to assess if their current leaders are suited to the future aspirations of the company and specialises in turning high performing leaders into CEOs. James discusses how the characteristics of what makes an ideal leader have changed over the years with host Helen McCabe and whether or not everyone has the  potential to become a CEO.
Published 05/31/20
Ann Sherry AO is a former banker turned CEO who now holds several non-executive board director positions. Throughout her career Ann has faced many leadership challenges and she shares with host Helen McCabe what she has learned about gaining the respect of new teams, navigating office politics and leading companies through difficult times. Host, Helen McCabe, the founder of Future Women.
Published 05/24/20