38 episodes

Unpaused is a podcast for women wanting to restart an interrupted career or mastermind a new one after an extended break from work.
// Hosted by Judy Stewart
Produced by Leonie Marsh
Sound Engineers: Lana Kristensen and Jason Millhouse
Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron //
Instagram: @_unpaused Website: www.unpaused.net

Unpaused the Podcast Judith Stewart

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    • 4.1 • 7 Ratings

Unpaused is a podcast for women wanting to restart an interrupted career or mastermind a new one after an extended break from work.
// Hosted by Judy Stewart
Produced by Leonie Marsh
Sound Engineers: Lana Kristensen and Jason Millhouse
Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron //
Instagram: @_unpaused Website: www.unpaused.net

    S5, Ep 36 - Nicolette Rubinsztein: Not Guilty! Strategically Juggling Work & Home

    S5, Ep 36 - Nicolette Rubinsztein: Not Guilty! Strategically Juggling Work & Home

    Becoming a mother heralds a dramatic change in the lives of Australian women. New mothers go from spending a weekly average of two hours caring for others to a staggering 51 hours. And when women become mothers, they also increase the time they spend on housework, like cooking, cleaning and washing, leaping from a weekly average of 16 hours to 25 hours in not much more than the blink of an eye. Statistics like these bring the whole issue of gender equality into a new realm. 

    Married with three daughters, Nicolette Rubinsztein (author of 'Not Guilty') has lived this conflict and come out the other end with a well-developed plan for how to smooth the way to a happier and fairer household for the working mother. Having led strategy for Colonial First State, the wealth management arm of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for 12 years, during the first 2 years of which she also had her first baby, Nicolette knows more than most about thinking her way out of a problem. Despite reducing her hours to become part time, she managed to retain her rank and position as one of Colonial's general managers and go on to have two more children as well. How did she do it? 

    // Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineers: Lana Kristensen and Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net

    • 41 min
    S5, Ep 35 - Judy and Annabelle Hickson Live in Conversation

    S5, Ep 35 - Judy and Annabelle Hickson Live in Conversation

    In our first episode of Season 5 I’m doing something different: interviewing Annabelle Hickson and recording it before a live audience at ‘Bertholme’, a heritage-listed, 19th century sandstone house on the outskirts of Brisbane’s CBD. Annabelle is here to promote her brand new publication GALAH magazine, which of course, is not her first foray into the world of publishing and the printed word, but definitely her most ambitious.

    Annabelle’s story is the ultimate Unpause and this chat is a timely follow up from my first interview with her (Ep 11) which took place during a time of professional uncertainty for her. That time of questioning her place in the working world has certainly now paid off as she forges her way in her new role as Magazine Editor-in-Chief (and writer and designer and distributor and funder!)

    // Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineers: Lana Kristensen and Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net

    • 37 min
    S4, Ep 34 - Mia Feasey: From coffee cart queen to Australian Woman in Design 2020... How did Mia do it?

    S4, Ep 34 - Mia Feasey: From coffee cart queen to Australian Woman in Design 2020... How did Mia do it?

    Ex Asian Spice Girl (yes, this band really existed) turned founder of feted interior design firm SIREN, Mia Feasey has a dazzling Unpaused story to tell. Arriving in Australia from the UK with no friends, no contacts and just £1000  in her pocket, Feasey worked 6 jobs, joining the local lacrosse team when loneliness began to tell. Little did she know how that single step would open career doors and enlarge her world. Fast forward to today - Mia won the Women in Design Award in 2020 and leads a dynamic team of mostly women in offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore, designing workspaces for the likes of Google, Uber and KPMG. She champions the working mother and is very candid about how she managed her growing empire with two babies in the early days. On top of all this, she has a message for her industry that it's not ok to trash the last fit-out without a backward glance to the environmental consequences. In a world of lookalikes, Mia is the modern professional woman with a head and heart beating to a new ethos of creative freedom and collaboration all the while recognising that we are all human, yes? It's a great story.

    // Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineers: Lana Kristensen and Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net

    • 36 min
    S4, Ep 33 - Michelle May: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

    S4, Ep 33 - Michelle May: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

    Judy speaks to retired Australian Family Court Justice, Michelle May. Michelle’s is a story with a great twist. She grew up in Brisbane, raised by a professional working mother, unusual for those times, who was a role model and trusted advisor to Michelle.  Michelle recently retired from the bench after a 40-year career - firstly at the Family Court Bar, later as a Queens Counsel in that jurisdiction. At 40 she accepted an appointment as a judge in the Trial Division of the Court and finally stepped up to its Court of Appeal. It was certainly a distinguished career but took a dramatic turn when at 35, she gave birth of triplet daughters – thus the pause.  Michelle knows more than most, having directly observed in the divorce courts what women sometimes do in their personal lives which ultimately has the effect of sabotaging their careers or their lives more generally.

    // Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineers: Lana Kristensen and Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net

    • 35 min
    S4, Ep 32 - Souad Christina Saied: Journal Your Way to a Valuable Data Bank

    S4, Ep 32 - Souad Christina Saied: Journal Your Way to a Valuable Data Bank

    Judy chats with marketing expert Souad Christina Saied, about embarking on a new career, her journalling process which has amassed a stack of invaluable data about herself  (not only personally but professionally too) and her experience of racism and discrimination and what she's doing about it.

    Souad’s journaling habit, the signature exercise of  her practice as a budding life coach, has enabled her to assemble a mountain of self-revelatory intelligence; putting paid to the notion that your memory is your best navigator on the path to self knowledge. Writing every Friday, and reflecting on the ups and downs of the week just past, soon manifested bright threads of valuable intel, unique to her, and so useful for working out next steps.  ⁠

    ⁠// Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineers: Lana Kristensen and Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net

    • 33 min
    S4, Ep 31 - Jane Bridge: Board Appointments Demystified

    S4, Ep 31 - Jane Bridge: Board Appointments Demystified

    Judy chats with Jane Bridge, Founder of Boardroom Partners. This is the Board intel everyone needs to hear but rarely accesses. For years, Jane ran Boardroom Partners, a board recruitment and advisory firm in Sydney. As a result, she is ideally placed to bear witness to the pitfalls and perils facing the board novice. If you’re considering a shift to a board role, or just wondering how the arcane world of board appointments works, then this is one interview you don't want to miss. It’s full of the wisdom that comes from years of conversations with Chairs and directors in thorny situations, and reassuring common sense, combined.

    // Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineers: Lana Kristensen and Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Filizbeth ,

Insightful and Inspiring

Brilliantly curated podcast, with insights gently and calmly developed with each interviewee. Whether looking for a reboot to your career or simply looking for inspiration for intention this is a wonderful thought provoking resource.

birchnola ,

One of my favorite podcasts!

I think so many of us can relate to the interviews on Unpaused. We are wanting a change in our careers or lives and we are too content or scared to make a change and possibly fail. Judy interviews very interesting people who did take risks later in life. I am loving this podcast.

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