Celebrating and championing female innovators, leaders, changemakers, creatives, movers and shakers, and general boat rockers!
WOA! Aiono Manu Fa'aea
In this episode, Rowan talks to Aiono Manu Fa'aea about her responsibilities that come with the title of chief bestowed on her by her father's family from the village of Fasito'o-uta in Upolu, Samoa. They talk about equity challenges in education, Pasifika giftedness, and how to back yourself, and other women, to create and make the most of opportunities.
WOA! Laura Borrowdale and Adrienne Buckingham
In this episode, Rowan talks to Adrienne Buckingham and Laura Borrowdale. The three of them unpack education, parenting, and the inherent challenges that come with being an agent for change. This episode is full of insights and practical strategies for being resilient when leading or moving through change, or taking risks. IN other words, this episode is for everyone!
WOA! Liesel Mitchell
In this episode Rowan talks to Liesel Mitchell about her experience in the start-up space, and her latest role at The Well, Wellington's newest wellbeing gym. Liesel also provides a simple, yet highly effective strategy for organisations to use when looking to support people to get the most out of their work.
WOA! Kaila Colbin - CEO of Boma New Zealand
In episode 2, Rowan talks to Kaila Colbin, CEO of Boma New Zealand, and certified Dare to Lead facilitator. They discuss the nature of entrepreneurship, and Kaila unpacks the concepts of courage, vulnerability and shame in connection with leadership. This episode is not to be missed!
WOA! Nicola Smith - TV producer, lifetime storyteller
In this episode, Nicola Smith talks about her journey from growing up in a small community in Rotorua and leaving school at 15, to her time in the police, and the steps that led her into television production. Nicola, a self-proclaimed daydreamer, is a champion of those living on the margins, providing them with a platform to share their voices and stories with the world.
WOA! Cheryl Doig - Leadership Futurist at Think Beyond
In this episode, Rowan talks to Cheryl Doig, a leadership futurist. They discuss what it means to be a 'futurist', and what futures thinking involves. Cheryl shares some great tips for new leaders, and her thoughts about what it takes to be at the cutting edge in whatever your field of business or expertise may be.