Women Are The Business links cutting edge research and real life experience to explain the hurdles women face at work and in life. With each episode, we’ll go inside the issues that affect women in the workplace, from Paid Parental Leave to financial independence to the impacts of unpaid work. We’ll leave you with practical ideas for your own life and give you big picture solutions that could change the game for women all over the world.
Winner of 'Best Business Podcast' 2020, at the Australian Podcast Awards.
Over 8 Episodes we'll be digging into women's working lives. We'll be exploring what research tells with leading academics, and hearing from alumni who have gone on to become industry leaders. What we really hope, is that we'll get to the root of these problems, and offer some practical solutions you can use in your every day working life.
In the final episode of Women are the Business, we're stepping beyond the Western workplace. Women in developing nations face many of the same challenges as women in the West, as well as some that are uniquely their own. With the help of two experts, we're addressing the power of research and finding out why it’s important to acknowledge the diverse experience of women around the world. Today's guests are Sarah Boyd, Director of Global Advocacy at Data2X, and Dr Diana Contreras Suarez, Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic and Social Research.
A Conversation with Julia Gillard
In this special episode of Women are the Business, we're bringing you a candid conversation with University of Melbourne alum, and former Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard. We spoke about the roadblocks to true gender equality, how she looks back on her career with the benefit of hindsight, the power of activism and what she’s been up to since she left politics. "We only change big things in our world by talking about them."
Women v COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is shaking up the way we live and work - and in this episode we take a close look at how women and men are affected in different ways. As we’ll hear, the pandemic has exposed the “care crisis” in our homes, and highlighted women’s role at the frontline of the response. It threatens to take gender equity backwards in the workplace. Can we get to the other side of the pandemic without making gender inequity worse? Our guests are Professor Susan Ainsworth and Associate Professor Leah Ruppanner.
"His and Hers" Jobs
Despite huge progress when it comes to equality in the workforce, there is one trend that is proving hard to budge: gender segregation. In this episode, two experts lay out the data on the prevalence of female and male dominated jobs - from education and nursing to computer science and construction. Does it matter that the labour market is so gender-segregated? Today's guests are Libby Lyons, Director of Australia's Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), and Dr Victor Sojo, Lecturer in Leadership and Research Fellow at the Centre for Workplace Leadership.
We Need To Talk About Money
Money shapes our personal and professional lives in dramatic ways, but we're often reluctant to talk about it. On episode three of Women are the Business, we're speaking to two experts about their own experiences with money - the good, the bad and the ugly. We're digging into the gender pay gap, the problem with Australia's retirement system and the prevalence of financial abuse. Our guests: Corinne Proske (BCom 1993), General Manager of ethical lending platform, Speckle, and Professor Carsten Murawski, Co-Director of the Brain, Mind & Markets Lab. This episode contains some strong language and discusses domestic violence.
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Dang - Love this podcast! Amazing to get research and real life tied up in one neat package
Great first episode
Good insights, really well rounded. Love it.
An awesome first ep that tackles a real issue for women working in Australia today!