53 episodes

Together we can shift business leadership from aspirational to actionable. We know diversity in leadership doesn’t just make sense, it strengthens overall business performance and drives economic growth. When we activate leadership for women, we redefine our business landscape.

Join Season Hosts Shivani Gopal, Founder, Elladex (Season 3, 4 & 5), Rebekah Campbell, Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker and Mentor (Season 2) and Shade Zahrai, Award-Winning Business Woman and Leadership Expert (Season 1) as they reach beyond ‘business as usual’ to unearth the human stories and rich, relatable experiences of women leading business across the country. Access the practical tips, actionable frameworks and stories of smart risk-taking to ignite your leadership.

Whether you’re a business leader, emerging leader, or passionate about supporting leaders to redefine the business landscape, this podcast is for you.

Leading Women CommBank Women in Focus

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Together we can shift business leadership from aspirational to actionable. We know diversity in leadership doesn’t just make sense, it strengthens overall business performance and drives economic growth. When we activate leadership for women, we redefine our business landscape.

Join Season Hosts Shivani Gopal, Founder, Elladex (Season 3, 4 & 5), Rebekah Campbell, Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker and Mentor (Season 2) and Shade Zahrai, Award-Winning Business Woman and Leadership Expert (Season 1) as they reach beyond ‘business as usual’ to unearth the human stories and rich, relatable experiences of women leading business across the country. Access the practical tips, actionable frameworks and stories of smart risk-taking to ignite your leadership.

Whether you’re a business leader, emerging leader, or passionate about supporting leaders to redefine the business landscape, this podcast is for you.

    Kate Wickett, Former CEO, Sydney WorldPride on unlocking growth through volunteering, the gaps and gains in diversity and inclusion, and the formula to fostering a connected team

    Kate Wickett, Former CEO, Sydney WorldPride on unlocking growth through volunteering, the gaps and gains in diversity and inclusion, and the formula to fostering a connected team

    Kate Wickett, Former CEO, Sydney WorldPride on unlocking growth through volunteering, the gaps and gains in diversity and inclusion, and her success formula to not only back yourself but also the person standing next to you.
     
    Key Insights
    (02:03) How Kate started her leadership journey
    (08:30) Bringing Sydney WorldPride together
    (22:59) Kate’s addition to your Leadership Toolbox
     
    Important Resources and Links
    If you’d like to learn more about how CommBank is supporting the growth of women in business visit www.womeninfocus.com.au
    Host of the Leading Women podcast, Shivani Gopal is an expert in unlocking inclusion and participation in finance and leadership for women. She is the Founder and CEO of Elladex, Australia’s first digital mentor marketplace and daily learning platform – a global ‘rolodex’ with over 25,000 women, designed to elevate personal, professional and financial success.
    She is the author of the 2023 Inclusion Report: The Perspex Ceiling and the Illusion of Inclusion, a landmark national research paper spanning over 2,000 participants that assesses the challenges and opportunities of inclusion and diversity across Australian corporations. Shivani co-headed the official 2023 Australian G20 Startup group in India and Inclusion taskforce, contributing her experience and expertise in startups to better equip the global ecosystem for success.
    Shivani has won the 2022 NSW Excellence in Women’s Leadership Award, was a finalist for the Women in Tech Awards, and Sydney's Young Entrepreneur Awards for 2022. She holds an MBA and a Masters in Commerce, majoring in Financial Planning, and her work has seen her covered in some of Australian media outlets, including the AFR, the SMH, The Today Show, Channel 7 and more.
    The Leading Women podcast is proudly brought to you by Commonwealth Bank. The series is produced by Nicole Hatherly, recorded at RadioHub Studios with post-production by Cooper Silk and Iain Wilson.
     
    Things you should know: Guests featured in the podcast are speaking from their personal experiences only. As this podcast has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on the content consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. CommBank does not necessarily endorse the views of a particular individual or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.

    • 25 min
    Angelique Wan, CEO and Co-Founder, Consent Labs, on being a young leader driven by purpose, redefining success and prioritising development

    Angelique Wan, CEO and Co-Founder, Consent Labs, on being a young leader driven by purpose, redefining success and prioritising development

    Key Insights
    (02:00) How Angelique started her leadership journey – and became CEO at just 24
    (13:01) Reorienting what success looks like and Angelique’s advice on living an impact-based life
    (30:05) Angelique’s addition to your Leadership Toolbox
     
    Important Resources and Links
    If you’d like to learn more about how CommBank is supporting the growth of women in business visit www.womeninfocus.com.au
    Host of the Leading Women podcast, Shivani Gopal is an expert in unlocking inclusion and participation in finance and leadership for women. She is the Founder and CEO of Elladex, Australia’s first digital mentor marketplace and daily learning platform – a global ‘rolodex’ with over 25,000 women, designed to elevate personal, professional and financial success.
    She is the author of the 2023 Inclusion Report: The Perspex Ceiling and the Illusion of Inclusion, a landmark national research paper spanning over 2,000 participants that assesses the challenges and opportunities of inclusion and diversity across Australian corporations. Shivani co-headed the official 2023 Australian G20 Startup group in India and Inclusion taskforce, contributing her experience and expertise in startups to better equip the global ecosystem for success.
    Shivani has won the 2022 NSW Excellence in Women’s Leadership Award, was a finalist for the Women in Tech Awards, and Sydney's Young Entrepreneur Awards for 2022. She holds an MBA and a Masters in Commerce, majoring in Financial Planning, and her work has seen her covered in some of Australian media outlets, including the AFR, the SMH, The Today Show, Channel 7 and more.
    The Leading Women podcast is proudly brought to you by Commonwealth Bank. The series is produced by Nicole Hatherly, recorded at RadioHub Studios with post-production by Cooper Silk and Iain Wilson.
     
    Things you should know: Guests featured in the podcast are speaking from their personal experiences only. As this podcast has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on the content consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. CommBank does not necessarily endorse the views of a particular individual or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.

    • 33 min
    Kate Russell, CEO, Supply Nation on the value of collaboration, the power of mentorship and the need to create safe spaces for minority groups

    Kate Russell, CEO, Supply Nation on the value of collaboration, the power of mentorship and the need to create safe spaces for minority groups

    Kate Russell, CEO, Supply Nation on how generous mentorship supported her growth, the value in paying opportunities forward and the need to create safe spaces for minority groups to thrive. Be inspired by Kate’s clarity of purpose and her unique take on how traditional cultural ways of working can guide the future of leadership.
     
    Key Insights
    (01:55) How Kate started her leadership journey
    (12:28) Why we need true collaboration and partnership to change the world for indigenous people and women
    (25:36) Kate’s additions to your Leadership Toolbox
     
    Important Resources and Links
    Kate’s book recommendations:
    Radical Candor by Kim Scott
    The Dreaming Path by Paul Callaghan
     
    If you’d like to learn more about how CommBank is supporting the growth of women in business visit www.womeninfocus.com.au
     
    Host of the Leading Women podcast, Shivani Gopal is an expert in unlocking inclusion and participation in finance and leadership for women. She is the Founder and CEO of Elladex, Australia’s first digital mentor marketplace and daily learning platform – a global ‘rolodex’ with over 25,000 women, designed to elevate personal, professional and financial success.
    She is the author of the 2023 Inclusion Report: The Perspex Ceiling and the Illusion of Inclusion, a landmark national research paper spanning over 2,000 participants that assesses the challenges and opportunities of inclusion and diversity across Australian corporations. Shivani co-headed the official 2023 Australian G20 Startup group in India and Inclusion taskforce, contributing her experience and expertise in startups to better equip the global ecosystem for success.
    Shivani has won the 2022 NSW Excellence in Women’s Leadership Award, was a finalist for the Women in Tech Awards, and Sydney's Young Entrepreneur Awards for 2022. She holds an MBA and a Masters in Commerce, majoring in Financial Planning, and her work has seen her covered in some of Australian media outlets, including the AFR, the SMH, The Today Show, Channel 7 and more.
    The Leading Women podcast is proudly brought to you by Commonwealth Bank. The series is produced by Nicole Hatherly, recorded at RadioHub Studios with post-production by Cooper Silk and Iain Wilson.
    Things you should know: Guests featured in the podcast are speaking from their personal experiences only. As this podcast has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on the content consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. CommBank does not necessarily endorse the views of a particular individual or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.

    • 28 min
    Nicole Christodoulou, CommBank ParaMatildas on unwavering grit, reslience and her philosophy of keeping it simple

    Nicole Christodoulou, CommBank ParaMatildas on unwavering grit, reslience and her philosophy of keeping it simple

    Nicole Christodoulou, CommBank ParaMatildas on unwavering grit, reslience and her philosophy of keeping it simple. Be captivated by Nicole’s determination to realise her dreams of teaching and playing elite football, all while lifting others up along the way.
     
    Key Insights
    (02:26) How Nicole’s leadership journey started and the experience of recovering from two strokes at age 21
    (08:48) How Nicole delivered when she was told “you can’t do it”
    (19:30) Nicole’s addition to your leadership toolbox
     
    Important Resources and Links
    For more information on the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower mentioned by Nicole visit https://hdsunflower.com/au/
    If you’d like to learn more about how CommBank is supporting the growth of women in business visit www.womeninfocus.com.au
    To learn how CommBank are supporting football at every level visit https://www.commbank.com.au/about-us/opportunity-initiatives/opportunity-from-community/football.html
     
    Host of the Leading Women podcast, Shivani Gopal is an expert in unlocking inclusion and participation in finance and leadership for women. She is the Founder and CEO of Elladex, Australia’s first digital mentor marketplace and daily learning platform – a global ‘rolodex’ with over 25,000 women, designed to elevate personal, professional and financial success.
    She is the author of the 2023 Inclusion Report: The Perspex Ceiling and the Illusion of Inclusion, a landmark national research paper spanning over 2,000 participants that assesses the challenges and opportunities of inclusion and diversity across Australian corporations. Shivani co-headed the official 2023 Australian G20 Startup group in India and Inclusion taskforce, contributing her experience and expertise in startups to better equip the global ecosystem for success.
    Shivani has won the 2022 NSW Excellence in Women’s Leadership Award, was a finalist for the Women in Tech Awards, and Sydney's Young Entrepreneur Awards for 2022. She holds an MBA and a Masters in Commerce, majoring in Financial Planning, and her work has seen her covered in some of Australian media outlets, including the AFR, the SMH, The Today Show, Channel 7 and more.
    The Leading Women podcast is proudly brought to you by Commonwealth Bank. The series is produced by Nicole Hatherly, recorded at RadioHub Studios with post-production by Cooper Silk and Iain Wilson.
     
    Things you should know: Guests featured in the podcast are speaking from their personal experiences only. As this podcast has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on the content consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. CommBank does not necessarily endorse the views of a particular individual or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.

    • 22 min
    Amber Manning, CEO @Just Cuts™ on leading from the middle, prioritising communication and harnessing the power of networking

    Amber Manning, CEO @Just Cuts™ on leading from the middle, prioritising communication and harnessing the power of networking

    Amber Manning: Leadership to leave positive a legacy
    Amber Manning, CEO @Just Cuts™ on leading from the middle, prioritising communication and harnessing the power of networking. Hear how Amber stayed a cut above the rest, ensuring she would leave a legacy of her own.
     
    Key Insights
    (02:22) How Amber’s goals of travelling the world and becoming a landowner sparked her leadership
    (07:17) Taking @Just Cuts™ on the analog to digital journey: the reality of going from docket books to real-time automation with a franchise
    (22:50) Amber’s addition to your Leadership Toolbox
     
    Important Resources and Links
    If you’d like to learn more about how CommBank is supporting the growth of women in business visit www.womeninfocus.com.au
    If you’d like to learn more about Just Cuts visit www.justcuts.com.au
    Host of the Leading Women podcast, Shivani Gopal is an expert in unlocking inclusion and participation in finance and leadership for women. She is the Founder and CEO of Elladex, Australia’s first digital mentor marketplace and daily learning platform – a global ‘rolodex’ with over 25,000 women, designed to elevate personal, professional and financial success.
    She is the author of the 2023 Inclusion Report: The Perspex Ceiling and the Illusion of Inclusion, a landmark national research paper spanning over 2,000 participants that assesses the challenges and opportunities of inclusion and diversity across Australian corporations. Shivani co-headed the official 2023 Australian G20 Startup group in India and Inclusion taskforce, contributing her experience and expertise in startups to better equip the global ecosystem for success.
    Shivani has won the 2022 NSW Excellence in Women’s Leadership Award, was a finalist for the Women in Tech Awards, and Sydney's Young Entrepreneur Awards for 2022. She holds an MBA and a Masters in Commerce, majoring in Financial Planning, and her work has seen her covered in some of Australian media outlets, including the AFR, the SMH, The Today Show, Channel 7 and more.
    The Leading Women podcast is proudly brought to you by Commonwealth Bank. The series is produced by Nicole Hatherly, recorded at RadioHub Studios with post-production by Cooper Silk and Iain Wilson.
     
    Things you should know: Guests featured in the podcast are speaking from their personal experiences only. As this podcast has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on the content consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. CommBank does not necessarily endorse the views of a particular individual or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.

    • 25 min
    Sheba Nandkeolyar, Founder & CEO MultiConnexions Group on putting your hand up and asking for more as you extend the other to help

    Sheba Nandkeolyar, Founder & CEO MultiConnexions Group on putting your hand up and asking for more as you extend the other to help

    Sheba Nandkeolyar: Fostering innovation through diverse leadership 
    Sheba Nandkeolyar, Founder & CEO MultiConnexions Group, finds success by identifying opportunities amongst challenges. Sheba is a champion for women’s participation, with a propensity to bridge cultural connections and lift others up as she leads with inclusivity.
    Key Insights
    (02:17) How Sheba reignited her leadership journey after migrating to Australia
    (15:20) Activating women’s participation leads to greater outcomes
    (22:33) Sheba’s addition to your Leadership Toolbox – advice and tips that worked for her
    Important Resources and Links
    If you’d like to learn more about how CommBank is supporting the growth of women in business visit www.womeninfocus.com.au
    If you’d like to learn more about how MultiConnexions connects with Australia's diverse and multicultural audiences visit www.multiconnexions.com.au
     
    Host of the Leading Women podcast, Shivani Gopal is an expert in unlocking inclusion and participation in finance and leadership for women. She is the Founder and CEO of Elladex, Australia’s first digital mentor marketplace and daily learning platform – a global ‘rolodex’ with over 25,000 women, designed to elevate personal, professional and financial success.
    She is the author of the 2023 Inclusion Report: The Perspex Ceiling and the Illusion of Inclusion, a landmark national research paper spanning over 2,000 participants that assesses the challenges and opportunities of inclusion and diversity across Australian corporations. Shivani co-headed the official 2023 Australian G20 Startup group in India and Inclusion taskforce, contributing her experience and expertise in startups to better equip the global ecosystem for success.
    Shivani has won the 2022 NSW Excellence in Women’s Leadership Award, was a finalist for the Women in Tech Awards, and Sydney's Young Entrepreneur Awards for 2022. She holds an MBA and a Masters in Commerce, majoring in Financial Planning, and her work has seen her covered in some of Australian media outlets, including the AFR, the SMH, The Today Show, Channel 7 and more.
     
    The Leading Women podcast is proudly brought to you by Commonwealth Bank. The series is produced by Nicole Hatherly, recorded at RadioHub Studios with post-production by Cooper Silk and Iain Wilson.
     
    Things you should know: Guests featured in the podcast are speaking from their personal experiences only. As this podcast has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on the content consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. CommBank does not necessarily endorse the views of a particular individual or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.

    • 28 min

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