Every week, we produce a new episode that explores women and leadership from a different perspective.
In a series of lively, wide-ranging discussions, we talk to women all over the world who are dealing with tough leadership challenges in their daily lives. We find out the barriers they face and how they are overcoming them; they share their experiences, insights and advice. (the series also informs and illustrates the expedition while it is underway and gives updates on the members’ progress.)
Episodes come out every Wednesday and once a month, we do a live q&a.
89. Combine - Being an inclusive leader and setting boundaries
In this episode, Chief Executive Carolyn Regan expresses the importance of creating an inclusive environment, whilst also establishing clear boundaries. She shares her experiences facing intrusive questions about her identity and the power of fostering a culture of openness. Tune into learn from Carolyn as she shares her knowledge on how to combine what on the surface may seem opposite elements of oneself. Join us as we navigate the critical balance between being an inclusive leader and creating the boundaries required to lead effectively
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Navigating the Balance: Leading Teams with Individual and Collective Energy
In this podcast, Kelly shares her experiences coaching rugby teams across the world. Kelly emphasises the importance of cultivating diverse talent and utilising the strengths of each individual player to succeed as a team. She shares the challenges she has faced as a leader and how she has used energy to drive herself and others forward. Listeners will benefit from Kelly’s varied experiences as she shares her insights on balancing collective and individual contributions, managing challenging players and the necessity for constant communication and negotiation as a leader. This podcast offers a glimpse into the complex world of leading in team sport.
87. Uncovering Purpose: A Journey of Alignment with Abby Falik
In this candid conversation, Abby emphasises the importance of uncovering your purpose rather than actively seeking to find it. She shares personal reflections from her own journey, delving into the critical development junctures in her early schooling and real-life experiences outside the classroom which have shaped her as a person. Abby emphasises the power of viewing purpose as a compass, rather than a fixed destination. We invite you to join us on this exploration, perhaps Abby’s insights will inspire you to set aside certainty and embrace faith when considering your own purpose. She advocates for reflection, unplugging, and the power of silent retreat when aligning oneself and nurturing purposeful living.
86. Reframe beliefs, empower leaders with Ronke Onadeko
In this thought-provoking conversation with Ronke Onadeko we explore empowerment, challenge traditional notions of imposter syndrome and discuss the things we have to reframe when leading. Ronke emphasises the importance of acknowledging privilege as a responsibility to help others rather than an innate flaw or weakness. As you listen you will be inspired to create your own leadership playbook and embrace failure as an opportunity for growth. This podcast provides valuable insights for anyone looking to lead with confidence and make a positive impact.
85. Confidence in Leading
In this insightful podcast episode, Anna Vafiadou and Julia dive deep into the common challenges that women often face, such as self-doubt, always putting others first, the fear of making mistakes, and hesitancy to ask questions. They explore how one's voice tone can reveal feelings of confidence or insecurity. Anna emphasizes that these issues are influenced by societal expectations for women and highlights the importance of addressing them for stronger leadership. Anna's personal experience of losing her voice during a public speech and her subsequent efforts to improve her communication skills add a practical dimension to the conversation. Together, they advocate for self-reflection and growth on the journey to becoming more confident and empowered leaders.
Head to the episode for many more glorious insights
84. Intergenerational Collaboration In Leading
In our latest podcast episode, El shares with us the importance of intergenerational collaboration, using the German word "Augenhöhe," which means "meeting at eye level."
She emphasizes that age and experience shouldn't limit one's ability to contribute. Collaboration accelerates progress by learning from diverse experiences and ideas.
This conversation presses us to think that when women from all walks of life join forces, their unique perspectives and experiences become a powerful force for making the world better.
When was the last time you were in an intergenerational conversation, and what was your biggest take away?
Such an exciting journey! Keen to follow along and see the outcome of the expedition!