Julia Banks' leadership experience spans a career in law, the corporate business world and as a Member of Federal Parliament. She talks about the key differences between working in a corporate role as opposed to as an MP, the toxic behaviours in politics and how the barriers for women in public life are changing.
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Megan Latham was a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW and the sole Commissioner of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption from 2014 to 2016. She began her career as a solicitor before becoming Crown Prosecutor, then Crown Advocate of NSW - the first woman to hold this post. Megan talks about presiding over controversial cases, being treated differently as a female judge and why it's still difficult to be a woman who exercises power.
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Business leader, company director and award-winning leadership expert Dr Kirstin Ferguson talks about her 'late onset' feminism, how joining the airforce at 17 was a defining experience in her life and why she created the #CelebratingWomen campaign.
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Superannuation expert, qualified actuary and mother of three, Nicolette Rubinsztein is currently a non-executive director at UniSuper, SuperEd and the Actuaries Institute, and has won multiple awards for her contributions to superannuation policy. Nicolette discusses fairness in the industry, how she blends work and motherhood without feeling guilty, and her outlook on the future of women in STEMM careers.
Can what a mother eats during pregnancy have an effect on the biological make-up of her child? Nutritional biologist Dr. Samantha Solon-Biet talks about maternal nutrition, its intergenerational influence on obesity and metabolic disorders, and the role a mother’s diet during pregnancy plays in the future health of her child.
Walkley-award winning journalist, advocate and campaigner, Nina Funnell, opens up about her fight to give survivors of sexual assault a voice through her powerful campaign, Let Her Speak.
The power of community connection. Founder and CEO of Community Support Services, Mona Mahamed, has dedicated her life to taking those in need under her wing. She shares the hurdles and heartwarming moments involved in creating a safe space for refugees, asylum seekers and students from broken families to come together.
Why do we fear ageing and what are the ramifications of ageism across the workforce, society and at home? Writer and activist, Ashton Applewhite, talks about the myths and stereotypes that we build around older people, particularly women, and how we can overcome them.
Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, gives us a unique insight into her tireless work on the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces, the positive effect women's sport is having on gender equality within the broader community, plus why she won't be sharing her Mars Bar.
Helping girls develop self-worth and resilience. CEO of award-winning platform, Enlighten Education, Dannielle Miller, speaks about why she's dedicated her life to helping young females tackle important issues like body image, suicide prevention, domestic violence and even the state of toilets in schools.
Professor of Gender and Employment Relations at The University of Sydney, Marian Baird, opens up about her fierce dedication to improving women's working lives - including her pivotal role getting Australia's first national paid parental leave scheme off the ground - and why she's making no apologies for it.
Acclaimed non-fiction publisher, Phillipa McGuinness, discusses the 'Sliding Doors' moment that lead her down the path of publishing, the future of reading in a Netflix world and how writing her first book, The Year Everything Changed: 2001, gave her space to talk about the devastating loss of her son, Daniel.
Hosts Jane and Catherine speak to former Sex Discrimination Commissioner and 2016 NSW Australian of the Year, Elizabeth Broderick, about her current role advising the UN on how to raise the status of women and girls on a global scale and the importance of highlighting the human face of inequality.
Cancer researcher and founder of the STEMMinist Book Club, Caroline Ford, chats to hosts Jane and Catherine about her pioneering work in women's health, the gender equity challenges facing women in academia and, of course, all those bits of the body you're not supposed to talk about.
Playing the game. Businesswoman, philanthropist and former Vice President of the Western Bulldogs Football Club, Susan Alberti, opens up about her passion for giving women equal opportunities in sport and what keeps her going, despite facing incredible adversity, including facing cancer and her husband's sudden and tragic death.
If you have money, you have choices. Founder of The Remarkable Woman, Shivani Gopal, shares how experience of leaving an arranged marriage led her to become a crusader for financial independence for women.
Softly spoken, corporate powerhouse and self-confessed maths nerd, Miriam Silva, speaks about the challenges she's faced as Muslim woman in the corporate sphere and how she's overcome them.
Rebel with a cause. CEO of Domestic Violence NSW and 2019 Order of Australia Medal recipient, Moo Baulch, opens up about her incredible quest to stop violence against women, how she came to meet her birth mother at the age of 25 and why she's always had a 'little bit of attitude'.
Speaking out and standing tall. Lawyer and community advocate, Nyadol Nyuon, opens up about her childhood growing up in a Kenyan refugee camp, how she became a voice for African-Australian communities and why - despite her height - she's going keeping wearing those goddamn heels.
How fear led me to Harvard. Legal academic, filmmaker and writer, Larissa Behrendt, speaks candidly about becoming the first Aboriginal woman to graduate from Harvard Law School, her landmark feature documentary After the Apology and why her mum thinks she’d be the best astronaut ever.
More women on boards, please. Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Libby Lyons, lets us in on the secret to speaking up, her terrible performance review ratings and why she thinks men should play more netball. Plus, Libby reveals what this year’s Gender Equality Scorecard says about how women are tracking in the workplace – and why we can still do better when it comes to women on boards.
Whatever you do, don't learn to type! One of Victoria’s leading businesswomen, Elizabeth Proust, opens up about her transition from a stellar career in the public service to breaking barriers in the business world, the need for more women in the workplace and in leadership roles and how being brought up by Catholic nuns impacted her outlook on life.
Women helping women. Non-Executive Director and author Marina Go discusses her incredible career trajectory from editing teen magazine, Dolly, to closing the pay gap at Energy Australia and becoming one of the first women in history to chair a rugby league club, West Tigers.