Episodes
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
Lynn Dang is the Head of Talent Acquisition at Microsoft and Fleur Brown is the Founder of Launch Group and EntrpreneursTV. Together, they discuss the importance of creating and maintaining a personal brand, engaging effectively on different social media channels and what recruiters look for when they’re hiring new talent. Host, Helen McCabe, the founder of Future Women.
Published 04/06/20
Published 04/06/20
Jamila Gordon is the Founder & CEO of technology platform, Lumachain. Jamila was born in a rural village in Somalia and overcame civil war and homelessness before moving to Australia and creating a new life for herself as a Chief Information Officer at some of Australia’s largest companies. Jamila tells a powerful story of finding opportunity and learns resilience through adversity. Host, Helen McCabe, the founder of Future Women.
Published 04/06/20
Felicity Zadro, the founder of Zadro Agency and Niti Nadarajah, Senior Counsel at Philip Morris AU, NZ & Pac. Isl. have overcome many challenges over their respective careers. They share their learnings and then join Lisi Schappi, Head of Design at Deputy for a greater discussion about how to best deal with making mistakes at work. Host, Helen McCabe, the founder of Future Women.
Published 07/24/19
Megan Houghton is the Executive General Manager Energy Solutions at ERM Power. Megan shares her 4 steps to building your brand and creating a sphere of influence made up of people who will advocate for you when the chips are down. Host, Helen McCabe, the founder of Future Women.
Published 07/24/19
Jodie Auster is the General Manager of Uber Eats ANZ. Jodie shares her experience of driving cultural change internally at Uber Eats ANZ when she joined the company in the aftermath of a sexual harassment scandal that hit the company. Host, Helen McCabe, the founder of Future Women.
Published 07/24/19
Lisi Schappi is the global head of design for Deputy, an Australian software company. She shares how she overcame the need to be liked while still being ‘fearlessly kind’ and why being transparent in your feedback actually builds better relationships. Host, Helen McCabe, the founder of Future Women.
Published 07/01/19
Tammy Barton is the founder of multimillion dollar company MyBudget. She shares her thoughts on why being perfect is ‘the enemy of great’ and why having a higher EQ makes females better leaders. Host, Helen McCabe, the founder of Future Women.
Published 07/01/19