Annie Parker and Kate Carruthers in conversation with interesting women
Olympia Yarger - entrepreneur, insect farmer, and innovator
Annie and I had a fascinating chat with Olympia Yarger, it included fly sex, working in a male dominated industry, her lifelong dream to be a farmer, and the need to smash the patriarchy. You can find out more about Olympia at Goterra (https://goterra.com.au/).
Elaine Stead - scientist, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist
This time our guest is the smart and lovely Elaine Stead - scientist, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist.
Elaine Stead is a venture capital investor based in Adelaide. Her investment track record extends to over 80 startups across Australia, the United States and South East Asia. She has also invested in many of the best.
Elaine Has been a scientist, turned entrepreneur, turned venture capitalist, and never quite shed any of these roles.
Across over two decades in the innovation sector, Elaine has been a serial entrepreneur, founding medtech company Reproductive Health Science and Blue Sky VC a subsidiary of Blue Sky Alternative investments, Human VC and Artefact ventures. She is one of the longest serving still active venture capitalists in Australia, having been involved in the management of over $450 m across five venture fund vintages, four within her own fund manager, Blue Sky VC.
Dr Linda McIver: passionate STEM educator and author
This time our guest is Dr Linda McIver, a passionate STEM educator and founder of the Australian Data Science Education Institute. We had a great chat about what inspired her to setup her business, what drives her, and how the friendship of women has created an amazing support network. More at https://adsei.org/
Jamie Klingler: publisher, event organiser, and activist
Jamie Klingler is a force of nature. Passionate and full of energy, with a current focus on the Reclaim these Streets (https://reclaimthesestreets.com/) movement in the UK.
Annie and I had a fascinating chat with Jamie, covering areas from her new business, the experience of covid lockdowns, to changing one's life and habits and the challenges with family and friends when you do change.
Pip Stocks: startup founder and marketing guru
This time our guest is the charming Pip Stocks. She is a startup founder and marketing guru. We had a fascinating chat about starting new businesses, the importance of choosing the a good life partner, and the challenges of covid. Another great guest!
Kerry Chikarovski: leader and mentor
Tonight’s guest is Kerry Chikarovski. She is a leader, a mentor, and is passionate about helping people – as Annie said “she is a total badass woman!”.
Kerry is the first woman to lead a major political party in NSW (she was someone who provided women of my generation an example of a female leader). We had a frank discussion about leadership, how trying is important, and Kerry shared some great advice on giving things a go.
Love these conversations - not only interesting but I have learnt something from each episode