There’s so much to balance when you’re managing a career and a family and it’s not easy, but you’re not alone. Women at Work, with Samantha Sutherland, who talks to working mothers about the juggle and the struggle, tips for navigating the workforce and how they manage their lives.
Koa Beck on White Feminism
Koa Beck on White Feminism
Charmaine Loratet: Speaking up authentically, IVF and sharing our stories
Having stuck it out in a workplace where she was disrespected and shut down to the extent that it was detrimental to her health, Charmaine Loratet won’t do that again, and she doesn’t want anyone else to live through that either. She is passionate about supporting women to be the most authentic version of themselves, so they can show up fully at work and in life. Charmaine also shared her very personal IVF story in this episode. She wants to normalise the conversation about IVF, but also about anything important that is happening in our lives. Work and life are so intertwined that we can’t separate them, and we can’t possibly show up authentically if we feel we have to hide a part of ourselves. Charmaine’s bright, bubbly energy and her passion for supporting women really shines through in this recording.
Jess Hill - See What You Made Me Do
Investigative journalist Jess Hill wrote the award-winning See What You Made Me Do, about the national emergency of domestic abuse in Australia. It’s a riveting but deeply distressing look at the real-life stories of women and children, how the justice system enables abusers, and hope for reducing violence through community intervention. Please note there is a content warning on this episode. It’s incredibly important listening, but it’s also upsetting at points, and we discuss family violence and child abuse.
Lisa Annese on our gendered roles at home and work
Diversity Council of Australia CEO Lisa Annese is a self-described feminist and activist, working to improve gender equality in Australian workplaces. She is passionate about the connection between the gendered roles we still expect at home with a lack of progress for women in workplaces. Lisa shared research from the DCA that shows men’s mental health and wellbeing benefits from being in gender equal relationships, families and workplaces. The conversation around men’s mental health and women wanting flexibility and support in the workplace are two sides of the same coin, and Lisa’s deep knowledge around gender issues led us on a fascinating discussion.
Welcome back! Women speaking up
Welcome back to Women at Work Podcast! After a bit of a hiatus that included a global pandemic and extreme homeschooling, we’re back with this season themed women speaking up. The impacts of COVID on working women have been shocking but unsurprising. Women everywhere are saying they’re burnt out, overwhelmed and overworked. This season we’re talking to women who have something to say about gender equality and the barriers women face, as well as the real steps they’re taking in their own lives and careers to combat it. Enjoy the season!
Breastfeeding in Parliament with Larissa Waters
What We Cover: How Larissa made her way to senate. The impact of breastfeeding in parliament How Larissa's life is set up to manage a full career and family How Australian workplaces are structured with regard to supporting families. What can people do to change this paradigm Dated beliefs in parliament The impact of politics on everyone’s lives How to stay engaged with the political system. What arguments can you use to help influence people who are opposed to your viewpoint Gender pay gap Advice to working mums
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Samantha does a fantastic job interviewing such interesting guests! Very important conversation.
Exceptional look at women’s unique challenges at work.