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ET 207 Shivani Gopal the Remarkable Woman
Shivani Gopal is the Founder and CEO of The Remarkable Woman and Co-Founder and CEO of Upstreet, a Fintech start-up. She is a dedicated advocate for gender equality and closing the wealth gap for everyday Australians. Her work impacts women and girls from school age through to executive directors and her goal is to help 1 million women.
Shivani discussed the link between systemic influences and individual empowerment to create change, the role of unconscious bias in slowing transformation and why men need to be part of the journey. She shared some amazing success stories from women learning to speak up and advocate for themselves, and the value of networks.
Shivani’s life motto of, “Dream big, and do the work,” is how she keeps moving with such energy towards her goals and ambitions.
Bringing Men on the Journey with Julie Moss
Julie Moss believes men need to come on the journey to achieving gender equality. It’s not just a women’s issue. She shared a shocking story of unconscious bias when trying to redress the gender pay gap, the importance of flexible work options for all and how to define what success looks like for yourself and your own life. A wealth of industry knowledge with many years in the diversity and inclusion field, Julie is passionate about creating a more equal world for all.
The Financial Benefit of Women in Leadership with Libby Lyons
Libby Lyons is the Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. She took us through the real value of women in leadership, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s workforce participation rates and the importance of a continued focus on gender diversity during an economic recovery. Libby shared stories and learnings from her past as a primary school teacher and then working in the resources sector, tips for getting your voice heard, and what she wishes she knew when she was younger.
Board Careers and Supporting Women with Diane Smith-Gander
Diane Smith-Gander believes that gender equality is the strongest lever we have to pull to support economic growth, but fears COVID may have set us back by a decade. She spoke about a Board career, creating your own personal Board of Directors, the value of supporters in helping you open doors and taking a deliberate approach to pivoting your career. With a wealth of experience and fascinating insights, Diane shared some of her hopes for the future, the silver linings of COVID impacts, and the importance of women supporting other women.
Young women rising and STEM Careers
Anastasia Volkova believes the world can be a better place if we make smarter decisions. She’s an Emelia Earhart Fellow, one of MIT’s Technology Review Innovators 20 under 35, with three degrees and a doctorate thesis on autonomous navigation systems. As CEO and Co-Founder of Flurostat, Anastasia’s passion is earth observation, automation and efficiency. She wants more young women to take on STEM roles and is passionate about the power of persistence to change the world.
Women Supporting Women with Heidi Roizen
Heidi Roizen was the subject of the famous Harvard University Howard vs Heidi research into gender bias. As a is a venture capitalist, corporate director, ‘recovering’ entrepreneur and now partner at leading technology venture firm Threshold Ventures, she has her share of lived experience ralting to bias. In a candid discussion with WORK180 co-Founder and CEO Gemma Lloyd, Heidi discusses the traits that successful entrepreneurs share, living a relationship-led life and career, and giving yourself permission to pay for help with the domestic load.
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Such great conversations. So interesting to listen to...thank you!
A must listen!!!
Such interesting stories, I’ve enjoyed all three episodes. More please 😀
Fantastic series with a platform for women to share their stories in an authentic and vulnerable way.