79 episodes

In each interview, journalist and broadcaster Angie Mezzetti explores current news in the diversity and inclusion area especially women in leadership. The individual’s career path to her current leadership position is often explored. Hear what challenges the guest may have met along the way and how she overcame it. You can learn what advice she can offer to both and men and women who want to see more women represented at every level of decision making in organisations, in politics, in the boardroom, in science and technology, in academia and education, in sports, in social justice, in banking, in entrepreneurship and in philanthropy.



You can hear how they how they balance the demands of private and family life with the day job. Listen as they share how they have been influenced by others and learn what inspires them in good times and bad. Guests share their Pearls of Wisdom, Best Money Advice Ever, what they are doing for the environment and ESG and their Go To Song.

Podcast – Women in Leadership Angela Mezzetti

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In each interview, journalist and broadcaster Angie Mezzetti explores current news in the diversity and inclusion area especially women in leadership. The individual’s career path to her current leadership position is often explored. Hear what challenges the guest may have met along the way and how she overcame it. You can learn what advice she can offer to both and men and women who want to see more women represented at every level of decision making in organisations, in politics, in the boardroom, in science and technology, in academia and education, in sports, in social justice, in banking, in entrepreneurship and in philanthropy.



You can hear how they how they balance the demands of private and family life with the day job. Listen as they share how they have been influenced by others and learn what inspires them in good times and bad. Guests share their Pearls of Wisdom, Best Money Advice Ever, what they are doing for the environment and ESG and their Go To Song.

    Women in a Post Covid World - Women In Media collaboration with the Women In Leadership podcast

    Women in a Post Covid World - Women In Media collaboration with the Women In Leadership podcast

    Women in the post Covid World. What has changed in the workplace, in the home and in the wardrobe? Discussion from Women In Media Ballybunion 2022

    • 38 min
    Women In Media collaboration with the Women In Leadership podcast

    Women In Media collaboration with the Women In Leadership podcast

    Three Hs that matter to women. The first of two podcasts from Kilcooley's Country House Hotel Ballybunion the home of Joan O'Connor's Women In Media Conference.

    • 37 min
    Susan Hunt Stevens on Leading Sustainably

    Susan Hunt Stevens on Leading Sustainably

    Susan Hunt Stevens - Leading Sustainably

    Susan Hunt Stevens is CEO of WeSpire a technology company that runs employee engagement campaigns using proven behavioural science techniques. Younger employees in particular she says are purpose driven and think about the ethics and integrity of the organisations they work for.



    Environment Social and good Governance principles ESG not only matter to individual employees but also to organisations and to investors. Good management she says are also discovering that there are business opportunities in thinking sustainably and  considering the environment when it comes to business decisions.



    "The ability to build new products to innovate, to think differently about how you do things in order to generate greater growth and greater profits happens when people started looking at environmental factors and sustainability factors. "There's the risk lens, then the next lens was a cost savings lens, and organisations are thinking wow, if I can figure out how to reduce packaging, or I can figure out how to do this with less energy, or if I can figure I can save money. Companies have saved billions of dollars through a through an environmental strategy."

    Tired of Old Tyres

    Some of the clients WeSpire work with are building entire new businesses when they put ESG into action and they start looking through an ESG lens at what's going on in their workforce and in their business and in their supply chain. "So an example is we had a company that when they were trying to hit a zero waste goal, recognise that a huge part of their waste stream were old tyres, and  it's because they had a big automotive component to their business. And there just wasn't the infrastructure to recycle tyres. So if they're trying to hit a zero waste goal, and there's no infrastructure to recycle tyres, how do you hit that goal? Well, what they decided was that there was an opportunity to start a business that not only helped them recycled tyres, but helped everybody in the regions in which they operated recycled tyres, and that's now a business that's growing exponentially because they became the only business that enabled large companies to recycle large quantities of tyres."



    Susan Hunt Stevens says leadership is not taught sufficiently in business schools. Her advice to younger people on learning to lead is to focus on good role models. "And if those people that are above and around you aren't very good, you're not going to be very good. And so one of my pieces of advice I always give young people is focus less on what you want to do and focus more on who you want to learn from."

    The Covid Effect on WFH Not Good For Women Generally

    Where their WeSpire platform came into its own was in the early days of the Covid pandemic when there was a shift to working from home. "As people have come back into the workplace, and staff realised that not only was the work from home a One Time Crisis thing, but actually more effective than many expected, that employees wanted to have a hybrid work environment and that this might be permanent and a permanent dramatic shift, companies began saying, wow, we really need better tools to do this."  They saw that companies they had always worked with generally forward looking companies who were kind of ahead of the curve and better able to adjust to working from home. "We saw a lot more mainstream companies recognising and moving faster. The analysts in our space, estimate that it probably took two years off the adoption curve."



    Contrary to a common belief Susan Hunt Stevens says COVID has not been good for women. "It just hasn't. We've seen, at least here in the US, millions of women drop out of the workforce, because what they were being asked to do with schooling from home and all the safety issues around COVID. You know, getting vaccinated and lining up and you know, all those kinds of things.

    • 41 min
    Caitriona Gleeson Getting Women Elected

    Caitriona Gleeson Getting Women Elected

    Catriona Gleeson CEO of Women For Election says men or women don't have to be up in Dublin for the sake of it.  "There's actually an opportunity to represent your community nationally, but remaining within your region reasonably, the practical things that can be done in terms of length of meeting times, notice around meetings, and the efficiency of meetings, the chairing of meetings, particularly within local government, it doesn't have to be the way it always has been if it's not efficient."

    • 42 min
    Citizens Hungry for Change on Gender Equality

    Citizens Hungry for Change on Gender Equality

    The Citizens' Assembly is strongly calling for change, and not just change at the margins, but big changes in our system to make it more gender equal. Catherine Day Chair of The Citizens' Assembly on the Women In leadership podcast

    • 41 min
    Seonadh Johnson Money Beliefs An Old Taboo?

    Seonadh Johnson Money Beliefs An Old Taboo?

    There is also a fear of wealth destruction by taking risk. Investing for long term takes a bit of thinking about Seonadh Johnson believes. "The temptation is often to leave the excess liquidity in cash because  they think it's safer. But actually really understanding and compartmentalizing the different parts going okay, well, if I need this in the next year or two, yes, keep it in cash. But if you don't need it for five years plus, then really thinking about trying to get a better return than nothing on it is something to explore.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Rosie Cosie ,

Excellent conversations - Inspirational

The Women in Leadership podcast is an excellent resource for women. Very interesting topics and an excellent interview style which delves into the issues and provides great insights.

@KathBarrington ,

Kathleen Barrington

The Women in Leadership podcast provides valuable insights and helpful tips from women at the top of their organisations. Angie Mezzetti is a thoughtful broadcaster and producer who gives her interviewees the time and space to share their stories and to inspire others. Definitely worth tuning in!

angie mezzetti ,

Inspirational Women

A great insight into how women carve out careers often despite the difficulties they may face in their lives. Super career advice too.

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