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Women of Influence, with Kate Meade for ACE Radio.

We are on a mission to find the most incredible women. Some we will know, others are going about their daily lives. Everyone has a story.

She is a CEO, She is a volunteer, She is a TV host, She is a doctor, an educator, a scientist, a leader. She is just getting on with it. What can we learn from her, what’s her message?

Join me to celebrate incredible, inspiring women and shine a great big beacon of light on their stories. Let’s learn from the women that are paving the way for us.

I love to learn and my favourite way is through storytelling. I am curious - absolutely fascinated - with people's stories. I can’t wait to get to KNOW the person in front of me and HOW they got to be where they are today.

Where did they grow up, what gets them excited, why do they do what they do and, when it gets tough… why do they do what they do?

This is the Women of Influence Podcast.

For ACE Radio
Hosted by Kate Meade
Produced by Sophie Jackson

The Women of Influence Podcast Women of Influence with Kate Meade

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Women of Influence, with Kate Meade for ACE Radio.

We are on a mission to find the most incredible women. Some we will know, others are going about their daily lives. Everyone has a story.

She is a CEO, She is a volunteer, She is a TV host, She is a doctor, an educator, a scientist, a leader. She is just getting on with it. What can we learn from her, what’s her message?

Join me to celebrate incredible, inspiring women and shine a great big beacon of light on their stories. Let’s learn from the women that are paving the way for us.

I love to learn and my favourite way is through storytelling. I am curious - absolutely fascinated - with people's stories. I can’t wait to get to KNOW the person in front of me and HOW they got to be where they are today.

Where did they grow up, what gets them excited, why do they do what they do and, when it gets tough… why do they do what they do?

This is the Women of Influence Podcast.

For ACE Radio
Hosted by Kate Meade
Produced by Sophie Jackson

    With Grace, Leadership & Kindness - KAREN MALEK

    With Grace, Leadership & Kindness - KAREN MALEK

    Karen is President of Transit Dance Initiative – a not for profit organization which promotes youth projects and opportunities for Australian communities. 

    Karen is also Director of Education at Transit Dance – a full time training facility for pre professional dancers and teachers of dance.  

    Karen is Patron of the Victorian Dance Festival and is a former President of ATOD and ATODI from 2007 – 2017.

    Karen has been an Adjudicator of the Performing Arts for over 20 years; a teacher of theatrical dance for over 45 years and an Examiner for the Australian Teachers of Dancing for over 25 years.  

    Karen has taught students all aspects of theatrical dance with many students winning scholarships and awards in Classical Ballet, Jazz and Tap. Karen has touched the lives of 1,000’s of students who now enjoy successful careers in their respective fields – dancers, dance teachers, physiotherapists, lawyers, chartered accountants, school teachers and more.

    Karen is a graduate of The Australian Ballet School Teachers’ Course 1997.  

    Karen has a Diploma of Dance Teaching & Management, Diploma of Management, Diploma of Musical Theatre, Cert IV in Business (Governance), a Cert IV in TAE, Working with Children Check and current 1st Aid Certificate.

    Karen is the immediate past President of ATOD and former President of ATODI – the international branch of the company. During her time as President and/or on the board as a Director was Chair of Curriculum Development. She has has been innovative in creating new resources in systems of training in the Performing Arts.

    During her time on the Board ATOD has attained RTO status and commenced an auspice program for schools to partner with ATOD to offer qualifications on the National Framework. Karen was instrumental in creating the ATOD Emergency Relief Fund which supports teachers and students in their time of need.  The fund has contributed thousands of dollars to students and teachers over the years. She was instrumental in commencing a professional development opportunity for teachers Come Together Dance Convention which commenced in 2009.  

    Her main focus during her time on the board was to support members in a tangible way and she suggested and encouraged the Board to approve the exchange of resources – old for new – at no additional cost to the members.

    She was also instrumental in attaining Federal Government Funding for dance teachers to upskill to the then new dance qualifications on the National Framework. This funding became a catalyst for ATOD to secure their first freehold Head Office building in Queensland.

    Karen has proven to be innovative in her approach to getting the job done and has great Vision for the industry.  She is passionate and committed to continue to contribute in a meaningful way.

    On this Episode we talk about-
    Dance
    Taking the opportunities for growth and education
    The lost art of short hand
    CommunityKindness

    Email us: katem@team.aceradio.com.au

    The Women of Influence Podcast is a celebration.
    Hosted by Kate Meade
    Produced by Sophie Jackson

    Australia is home to some remarkable women.
    They’re raising foster families.
    Running cattle stations.
    Living inspirational lives.
    Yet, many of their tales of triumph are never profiled, never celebrated.
    So we’re changing that… every week.. through our Women Of Influence
    Podcast.
    You’ll fall in love with these women.

    This podcast is produced by ACE Radio. Find out more at www.aceradio.com.au

    • 59 min
    Janet's Story

    Janet's Story

    In the middle of a Pandemic, Janet found out she had Breast Cancer. 

    Janet reached out to Kate with this message:

    'Hi Kate.

    I just thought I would reach out and share my life and recent battle with you. I’m not expecting anything but would put it out there that if you need my story as a reference I would be happy to share.

    I have just been diagnosed with breast cancer. It is reasonably large(like my boobs) so it is a complete mastectomy of one breast and lymph nodes where it has also been found.

    Fortunately it hasn’t been detected in any other part of my body. It is very early days. I haven’t begun treatment but the mastectomy is on 22nd July. I don’t have much of a story to tell yet but I hope in the future my journey will help others. And CHECK YOUR BOOBS.

    Pass the word to all your friends. If something doesn’t feel right, get it checked straight away. Sorry to put it on you but you are in a position to get the word out. Keep up the good work.

    Love listening to you xo'


    And here we are.

    This is Janet's story.

    This is a story for all Women.
    This episode was recorded via Zoom on Saturday the 18th of July 2020

    On this Episode we talk about-

    Finding the lump

    What happens next

    Why me?

    A MastectomyTalking about 'it'....

    Saying hello even if you are uncomfortable.

    Vicki Jellie and the Warrnambool Cancer Centre

    Email us: katem@team.aceradio.com.au

    The Women of Influence Podcast is a celebration.
    Hosted by Kate Meade
    Produced by Sophie Jackson

    Australia is home to some remarkable women.
    They’re raising foster families.
    Running cattle stations.
    Living inspirational lives.
    Yet, many of their tales of triumph are never profiled, never celebrated.
    So we’re changing that… every week.. through our Women Of Influence
    Podcast.
    You’ll fall in love with these women.

    This podcast is produced by ACE Radio.

    Find out more at www.aceradio.com.au
    Links:

    Breast Screen Australia>>> www.breastscreen.org.au

    Cancer Council Australia>>> www.cancer.org.au

    Breast Cancer Network>>> www.bcna.org.au

    • 35 min
    A burst of HEART - MICHELLE CASSERLEY

    A burst of HEART - MICHELLE CASSERLEY

    Michelle Casserley is a lifelong learner who lives by the ocean with her family and is passionate about the role of creative process as a support for recovery work.

    Early years were spent in retail and bookkeeping, she then got inspired to work towards health with others using the modality of Bowen Therapy.

    Business training supported her to start to build her own business alongside her work.

    When in recovery from a severe depressive episode, Michelle found the benefits of creative practices such as art, journaling and music were a great daily support alongside her work with therapists.

    She developed a passion for supporting others with mental illness and worked for some years with Skylight Mental Health, facilitating art and drumming programs and at Yarredi Services, supporting women and children experiencing domestic violence before moving into private practice.

    She has facilitated Drum Circles and various art workshops to people of all ages and stages, both paid and community work. Journaling has been a large part of her own therapeutic wellness work and she has studied facilitator training with Lisa Sonora.

    As someone who has found great support in online courses in art and wellness, she is currently developing her offerings to be available online in order to offer accessible support more widely.

    If you need help with Mental Health please reach out to Lifeline- 131114

    On this Episode we talk about-


    Hearts, Hearts for everyone
    Kindness
    Mental Health, we just have to keep talking
    Art. It helps
    Swimming. BRRRRRRR. It helps if you take a girlfirend.


    Email us: katem@team.aceradio.com.au

    The Women of Influence Podcast is a celebration.
    Hosted by Kate Meade
    Produced by Sophie Jackson

    Australia is home to some remarkable women.
    They’re raising foster families.
    Running cattle stations.
    Living inspirational lives.
    Yet, many of their tales of triumph are never profiled, never celebrated.
    So we’re changing that… every week.. through our Women Of Influence
    Podcast.
    You’ll fall in love with these women.

    This podcast is produced by ACE Radio. Find out more at www.aceradio.com.au

    • 39 min
    Work Ethic - NATALIE ETTINGSHAUSEN

    Work Ethic - NATALIE ETTINGSHAUSEN

    Natalie Ettingshausen is the owner of 'Ettingshausens' - which is one of Sydney’s largest and most successful dance studios with a 12 studio complex and over 1000 students.

    She has nurtured students who have gone on to work in ballet companies, starred in major musicals like ‘Matilda’ and been finalists on, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’.

    Natalie began as a Primary School Teacher who later chose to specialise on dance education. She is now CEO of an RTO and has her TAE and Diploma in Dance Teaching and Management. Natalie has two children who have shaped her philosophies on teaching and child development.

    Her daughter Tamika is now at uni studying design and creative intelligence. Proof that a great dance education builds a confidence and creativity that opens many career pathways. Her son Cody has performed in professional musical productions like Strictly Ballroom, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Matilda.

    Having a son in the performing arts has been a driving force for Natalie to make sure that READY SET DANCE is a great introduction to dance for boys.

    On this Episode we talk about-


    Stay on your Yoga Mat

    Mum

    The land line

    Creating an international brand

    The great fabulous mess of it all

    Dance

    Having great passion and work ethic.


    Email us: katem@team.aceradio.com.au

    The Women of Influence Podcast is a celebration.
    Hosted by Kate Meade
    Produced by Sophie Jackson

    Australia is home to some remarkable women.
    They’re raising foster families.
    Running cattle stations.
    Living inspirational lives.
    Yet, many of their tales of triumph are never profiled, never celebrated.
    So we’re changing that… every week.. through our Women Of Influence
    Podcast.
    You’ll fall in love with these women.

    This podcast is produced by ACE Radio. Find out more at www.aceradio.com.au

    • 46 min
    Believe in what you do - ROMA BRITNELL

    Believe in what you do - ROMA BRITNELL

    Roma Britnell is the Member for South-West Coast in the Victorian Parliament.

    She was first elected at a by-election in 2015 following the retirement Denis Napthine.

    She was re-elected for a second term at the Victorian General Election in 2018.

    She was sworn in for her second term on December 19, 2018.

    Roma was appointed Shadow Minister for Rural Roads and Shadow Minister for Ports and Freight on December 14, 2018.

    During her time in Parliament, she has been able to secure fast tracked funding for the new Warrnambool Special Development School, funding to improve the Warrnambool rail line and has driven investment in rural and regional roads.

    She has also been vocal on the need to improve regional healthcare facilities, especially at the Warrnambool and Portland hospitals and remains a passionate advocate for the region’s food and fibre sector.

    Roma is also a passionate advocate for regional growth, encouraging population and business expansion by improving regional infrastructure and providing incentives for people to relocate to regional Victoria.

    Roma was also a member of the Parliament’s Family and Community Development Committee, which has held inquiries into Service for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder and into Perinatal Services.

    Through this work, Roma was able to secure $500,000 in funding for the I CAN Network – a group that supports young people on the Autism Spectrum through mentoring and encourages them to see their ability and reach their full potential.

    Prior to her election, Roma ran a successful dairy farm business. She is also a qualified nurse and has worked in healthcare in the South West for 30 years and for 15 years was manager of the Kirrae Health Service at the Framlingham Aboriginal Community.

    She is a mother of four children and a grandmother to one.

    Roma was the recipient of the 2009 National and Victorian Rural Woman of the Year, Australian Rural Woman of the Year and is a Nuffield Scholar.

    As a leader in Victorian agricultural, Roma has served as the Vice President of the United Dairy Farmers of Victoria, is a past Chair of the WestVic Dairy which focused on developing the South West dairy industry and served on a number of number of boards, including the Geoffrey Gardner Foundation, Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority and Australian Dairy Farmers Federation.

    She was a policy councilor with the Victorian Farmers Federation as well as a member of the Great South Coast Group’s Economic Pillar and a committee member of the Warrnambool City Council’s Food and Agriculture into China project.

    She is now a member of Business Professional Women South West, the Woolsthorpe Branch of the Country Women’s Association and an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Warrnambool East and several other local sporting and community organisations.

    Roma regularly supports local events and community groups and is still involved with fundraising for the Woolsthorpe Primary School, where her children went to school.








    On this Episode we talk about-
    Being involved in community

    Starting out and the challenges

    Pushing through

    Family

    Being a local voice and using that voice


    Email us: katem@team.aceradio.com.au

    The Women of Influence Podcast is a celebration.
    Hosted by Kate Meade
    Produced by Sophie Jackson

    Australia is home to some remarkable women.
    They’re raising foster families.
    Running cattle stations.
    Living inspirational lives.
    Yet, many of their tales of triumph are never profiled, never celebrated.
    So we’re changing that… every week.. through our Women Of Influence
    Podcast.
    You’ll fall in love with these women.

    This podcast is produced by ACE Radio. Find out more at www.aceradio.com.au

    • 38 min
    How bad do you want IT? - ERIN MOLAN

    How bad do you want IT? - ERIN MOLAN

    Erin Molan is a Presenter for the Nine Network. She is co-host of the hugely popular and Logie-award winning NRL Footy Show - the first full-time female panellist and co-host in the show's 22 year history.

    Erin is a very proud ambassador for a number of charities - including Save Our Sons and Defence Cares...but it's her work with Bowel Cancer Australia that has resulted in unprecedented coverage of Australia's second biggest cancer killer. She also donates her time to support and MC a number of charity events...including the Ronald MacDonald House and Legacy Australia.

    She also spends time mentoring and engaging with young women.  Erin competed in the gruelling Sydney to Hobart Yacht race in 2015, raising over 5 million dollars for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation - a charity that provides much needed equipment for sick children in hospital.

    These days Erin is a Motherand a passionate Raiders fan who hails from Canberra, calls Sydney home, and she will travel just about anywhere to watch and be part of a good sporting contest.

    On this Episode we talk about-
    Lot's of jobs
    Knowing
    Asking for the job and asking again and again and again
    Know your stuff
    That job in bali


    Email us: katem@team.aceradio.com.au

    The Women of Influence Podcast is a celebration.
    Hosted by Kate Meade
    Produced by Sophie Jackson

    Australia is home to some remarkable women.
    They’re raising foster families.
    Running cattle stations.
    Living inspirational lives.
    Yet, many of their tales of triumph are never profiled, never celebrated.
    So we’re changing that… every week.. through our Women Of Influence
    Podcast.
    You’ll fall in love with these women.

    This podcast is produced by ACE Radio. Find out more at www.aceradio.com.au

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

kimmym69 ,

Kate Everett

To date, I have only ever listened to one podcast. I am forever changed after listening to Kate Meade’s, Women of Influence, with Kate Everett. I listened, I cried.....I felt totally heart broken, yet totally inspired. This podcast stirred something inside me, that I will be forever grateful for. #saysomethingevenifyiurvoiceshakes

Dodgercolac ,

Natalie Stevens

Kate I’m a first time listener to a podcast. I have just listened to you interviewing my niece Natalie Stevens.
Nat is a incredibly humble and inspirational human that I adore.
I can see her story creating real influence to not only her family but all her community.
I will certainly be sharing your podcasts with all the women in my life.

Howie Stinks ,

Cringe

Can you imagine how sexist it would be if a male did a men of influence podcast? And to have Emma Hawkins as a women of influence? She has never worked a day in her life, just the product of rich parents and a well paid football husband. She just peddles superficial garbage on Instagram and we’re supposed to see her as a pillar of society? No thanks, one star.

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