Penny de Valk specialises in helping ambitious, talented women be successful leaders. With over 20 years experience as a Chief Executive, she is a qualified coach, expert commentator and an inspiring conference speaker on topics ranging from work/life balance to leadership in the 21st century.
Episode 27 - with Shellye Arvhambeau
Shellye’s experience as an African American woman focused on becoming a CEO at 16 is told in her book Unapologetically Ambitious in both a powerful and practical way. Listen to our great conversation bringing her and her lessons to life.
Episode 26 - with Professor Melissa Williams
Women leaders can experience backlash when they display assertive behaviour, paying a social penalty on the back of gender stereotypes. But there are tools to mitigate this while we change the system.
Episode 25 - Acting with Power, with Professor Deborah Gruenfeld
The most generous and reassuring thing you can do for your team as a leader is to act with real authority as a leader. Professor Deborah Gruenfeld takes us through how to do that in her book Acting with Power.
Episode 24 - Become a successful negotiator with Mara Olekans
Conversation with Professor Mara Olekans on managing ourselves as women leaders to become successful negotiators.
Episode 23 - Learning from women leaders who are true role models with Dame Inga Beale
In this episode I talk to Dame Inga Beale, most recently CEO of Lloyds of London, about her leadership, her learning and her legacy.
Episode 22 - How to make female leadership work for you, with Dr Raina Brands
In this episode I speak to Dr Raina Brands of London Business School on the power of networking and making invisible career ladders more visible. With great advice on navigating the Think Manager /Think Male stereotype for individual women leaders, and advice for organisations on how to ensure recruitment processes don’t disadvantage women aspiring to executive roles.