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Leadership takes courage and resilience. Host and founder of Future Women, Helen McCabe shares insights from some of the most influential women on the sometimes complex challenges faced by women on the path to senior leadership. Leadership thought-leaders will inform and at times challenge your thinking on what it means to be leader and advise you on how to build respect and loyalty from your team members. Future Women is a club for women to connect, learn and lead. To find out more go to futurewomen.com

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Leadership takes courage and resilience. Host and founder of Future Women, Helen McCabe shares insights from some of the most influential women on the sometimes complex challenges faced by women on the path to senior leadership. Leadership thought-leaders will inform and at times challenge your thinking on what it means to be leader and advise you on how to build respect and loyalty from your team members. Future Women is a club for women to connect, learn and lead. To find out more go to futurewomen.com

    Sophie Walker’s guide to pregnancy and motherhood as a working woman

    Sophie Walker’s guide to pregnancy and motherhood as a working woman

    How do you talk about pregnancy at work? It can be easy enough to share the good parts, but with one in three women experiencing trauma in birth, there are some more complex conversations you might need to have as an employee, or as a boss. Sophie Walker is the founder and host of the Australian Birth Stories podcast, and has been sharing her own birth story as well as the stories of parents around the country for around six years. Host Helen McCabe asks Sophie how her podcast has shaped her view on pregnancy in Australia, what gaps exist in our current healthcare systems surrounding birth, and the common problems she sees around people balancing parenthood and their careers.
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    • 30 min
    Danielle Wood on finding your voice

    Danielle Wood on finding your voice

    How do you prepare for the biggest speech of your career? What if that speech was being made in front of every premier in the country? In 2022, Danielle Wood made the keynote address at the Jobs Summit, and for her, preparation was key. Danielle Wood is an economist and the CEO of Grattan Institute, a public policy think tank and in this episode, host Helen McCabe and Danielle discuss finding your voice in a male dominated field, what’s coming up in Australian policy and preparing for a once in a lifetime speech. 
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    • 37 min
    Michele Chevalley Hedge on finding your confidence as a public speaker

    Michele Chevalley Hedge on finding your confidence as a public speaker

    Does being a professional public speaker sound like a dream to you? Or more like a nightmare? Whichever your answer, you'll find something to learn from former executive, nutritionist, health writer, and keynote speaker Michele Chevalley Hedge. Host Helen McCabe talks to Michele about how to bring value to your audience, why you should trust in your own expertise when speaking in public, and how your wellbeing underpins your performance in your job, speaking skills, and more.
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    • 24 min
    Dr Kirstin Ferguson on discovering your leadership style

    Dr Kirstin Ferguson on discovering your leadership style

    Do you know what kind of leader you are? Perhaps you lead more with your head, or maybe your heart? Dr Kirstin Ferguson is an author, columnist & company director who has spent many years studying these very questions.  

    Through her work on her latest book 'Head & Heart, The Art of Modern Leadership', Kirstin developed the 'Head & Heart Leader Scale', a free online survey which tells you whether you lead with your heart or your head. In this episode, host Helen McCabe goes through her results from the 'Head & Heart Leader Scale with Dr Kirstin Ferguson to find out which traits she carries as a leader. 
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    • 32 min
    Prue Gilbert on telling your boss that you're pregnant

    Prue Gilbert on telling your boss that you're pregnant

    Disclosing pregnancy in the workplace can be difficult for anyone, whether you're an employee or the boss. Prue Gilbert, CEO of Grace Papers, knows just how complex these situations can be, having been both an employee disclosing pregnancy and a leader of employees who are taking parental leave. Host Helen McCabe talks to Prue about telling your boss that you're pregnant, and what to do if you are the boss. 

     

     

     
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    • 40 min
    Professor Renée Leon on cultivating a team of leaders

    Professor Renée Leon on cultivating a team of leaders

    Does good team management create young leaders? For Professor Renèe Leon, effective leadership involves collaboration and a strong team. After a long career in public service, Professor Renèe Leon made the move to academia when she accepted the role of Vice Chancellor of Charles Sturt University. One thing that remained throughout the transition was Renèe’s leadership skills and management style. Host Helen McCabe asks Renèe about what she looks for in leaders, transition between sectors, and what it means to be working in a feminised workplace. 
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    • 37 min

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