"Amplifying Us" is a space to amplify women’s voices – particularly around food, food production, food security, and the challenges of leading in this complex world of Climate Change.
By relating our stories as female leaders, we aim to inspire others the courage to act. Amplification is in intimate stories of how others have/are navigating their journeys.
I want women to find a place where they feel they belong, to gain clarity about who they want to be, and to demystify what feminine leadership is really about.
It is up to us, women, to create a sisterhood of leaders and strong women around the world, willing to share our stories, our paths, and our dreams.
A road less travelled with Helen Blom van Echtelt
In a world where we are being asked to increasingly pivot and change how we produce food we can draw inspiration from a woman who has mastered this art.
From arriving in New Zealand as a pack backer, to milking cows, having their own farm, to muscles and tourism Helen and her husband Art are a finely tuned team. With a shared love of adventure, a dose of courage and optimism they have forged a non- traditional pathway. Helen knows how to grow great teams including her family.
Turning the tables - Lindy's journey with Sara Heard
In this episode the tables are turned and I am interviewed by my friend and colleague Sara Heard to share some of my story about my mission to serve women in food production around the world, how my early experiences helped shaped my thinking and what leadership means to me today.
Clues to the future with Gaye Williams
When we think about the future we imagine what could be. In this podcast I talk to a woman who has influenced the past and I think this past has lessons for us we don’t want to forget. Through her early life representing NZ in the Miss World and Universe Pageants, Gaye was able to put NZ wool on a global stage. Later farming with her husband Tom, her experiences of fashion, her ability to put people at ease she has supported new ventures like the deer industry and large community events.
Leadership for impact with Karen Williams
What happens when preparedness for leadership meets opportunity to apply it? In this podcast we will meet Karen Williams who show us about courage, collaboration and building credibility. How a potential disaster meets a woman who was prepared to put her own self -interests aside, find her courage muscle and collaborate for the greater good of her community, growers and an Industry.
Making the Switch with Susan Goodfellow
There was a lightbulb moment for Susan a few years ago working on a water project “how can I create sustainable land use options for farmers and remove the barrier to market”? Her solution lead to co- founding left field innovations a purpose led enterprise creating a better New Zealand through sustainable food production that delivers higher nutrition and value
But before she was brave enough to become an entrepreneur Susan faced what many women in agriculture face doubts around her creditability as her initial skills/career was developed outside of agriculture. Susan’s story demonstrates how when we recognise the value of our transferable skills/ strengths and the leadership skills we learn within our families -we learn to trust ourselves and find our purpose.
Curiosity is my 'why' with Lynda McDonald
There was a day when overwhelmed with too much on her plate and a big life impact, Lynda got some great advice “stop spinning so many plates, people don’t remember how many plates you spin, only the ones you drop”. In this episode I explore growing leadership through understanding your why, what and how.
We talk to Lynda McDonald, whose lifelong curiosity has taken her many places and shaped the way she sees and now does things. These days she is very intentional on keeping her bucket full - leading with integrity and being true to herself. She’s a Kiwi girl with global influence in the dairy sector, she doesn’t like to focus on what she has done, it is more around ‘who she is’ and ‘what she stands for’.