101 episodes

Women of Influence, with Kate Meade. 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 favorite 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.
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. 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 favorite 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.
Hosted by Kate Meade Produced by Sophie Jackson

    I AM MORE THAN MY HEALTH: KAITLYN O’NEIL

    I AM MORE THAN MY HEALTH: KAITLYN O’NEIL

    We are back with a double header. This is Part 1 of 2. The first Kaitlyn (the daughter) and coming soon part 2 (the mother)
    Kaitlyn was diagnosed with cancer aged 3. She is now 22.
    She has spent a lifetime knowing no different. She can either participate in life because she is well or she can’t.
    She has her good days and bad…. But most of all. She wants to talk about other things in life, not just cancer. 
    There is a real lesson here from this inspiring young woman. 
     
    We love ya Kaitlyn.
     
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    • 38 min
    JAN LATTA. A STORY OF REBUILDING

    JAN LATTA. A STORY OF REBUILDING

    At 82 Jan Latta is ‘Doing it her way’.
    After decades trailblazing the advertising and publishing world she built, fell, and rebuilt her career.
    Falling in love, and then finding out her husband was gay….
    To pick up a camera and start all over again with a new passion. 
    Jan’s story is that of bravery. 
     

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    • 29 min
    HANNAH DIVINEY. WORDS MATTER.

    HANNAH DIVINEY. WORDS MATTER.

    If there was ever someone to watch right now it’s Hannah Diviney.
    Over the last month she has proved that words matter.
    From sending out a Tweet to Lizzo and Beyonce both gently and respectfully pointing out that their lyrics cause damage…..change happened.
    Both Artists changed their words.
    This is a Woman of Influence.
    If you haven’t yet, get yourself a copy of the Women’s Weekly and you will see our Hannah. We couldn’t be more proud of her and her work.
     
     
    A note to Hannah.
    We first met a month ago for our Woman Winning. Thankyou for being so generous with your time. I am so delighted to feature you on the WOI Podcast. We only just scratched the surface and I look forward to catching up with you again soon.
    Love Kate
     
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    • 33 min
    I BEGGED MY DAUGHTER TO PLEASE STAY: SOPHIE HENSON

    I BEGGED MY DAUGHTER TO PLEASE STAY: SOPHIE HENSON

    On your knees praying to anyone that will listen; please keep my daughter earth side.
    This is a pain so real it hits you at the very core.
    Sophie is a single Mother with two daughters; India, 16 and Violet, 14.
    In 2017, after months of panic attacks and school refusal, India was diagnosed with depression and anxiety.
    In 2018, this diagnosis escalated to severe social anxiety and clinical depression.
    She moved schools for her as she wanted a fresh start, and that seemed to help for six months, then India's anxiety became heightened due to her social surroundings and she went downhill fast.
    In 2019 the self-harming began, then in the march the suicide attempts started. 
    Fast forward to 2022 and Sophie has started the Please Stay Foundation.
    She is a woman of Influence…
     
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    • 29 min
    FIFO Mum

    FIFO Mum

    This week Kate and Sophie catch up and discuss what's going on in the world.

    Status of Roe v Wade
    COVID Fatigue

    Kate discusses becoming a 'FIFO Mum'... she is currently working in Sydney, while her family is in Victoria.
    We have a new Women Winning!
    And we hear some feedback from last weeks episode

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    • 23 min
    WILL & NIGEL JAMISON: WE ARE DADS. THANKYOU NIAMH

    WILL & NIGEL JAMISON: WE ARE DADS. THANKYOU NIAMH

    We have now heard the story of Niamh.
    Now it's time to hear from Will and Nigel. 
    Dads to Jones. 
    This is the first time we have had the males featured on the Women of Influence Podcast. 
    And it's soooooo good to have them. 

    It just feels right to hear the full story of Niamh, and Jones, Will and Nigel. 
    I was working with Will at the time Jones was born and I have to say even I; who didn’t know Will and Nigel all that well at the time, felt nothing but a burst of love when Jones entered the world. 
    All babies are special when they enter the world…but some; some feel like, look like…. I don’t know how to put it other..... than super special. Truly a burst of love….

    A note to Will and Nigel. 
    Thank-you for sharing your story with us. Not only is it the story of becoming a family but it's educational too. 
    From my wardrobe to your office thank-you for being here with us. Love Kate

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    • 55 min

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