Leading By Influence, Not Authority | Laini Bennett

Leading By Influence, Not Authority

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Chairman and Board Director Pauline Vamos believes that good leaders use their influencing skills to drive positive change rather than wielding their authority. Her knowledge and experience as a leader are hard-won, having faced numerous challenges in her life and career. Here, Vamos shares her leadership journey and lessons learned, including why leaders shouldn’t make

The Privilege of Helping Others | Laini Bennett

The Privilege of Helping Others

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State Schools’ Relief CEO Sue Karzis believes that passion for what you do drives innovation and success. Certainly, her passion for helping disadvantaged youth has helped change lives. Here, she shares her leadership journey and lessons learned. It was an email from a school principal during the COVID-19 pandemic that started the ball rolling. They

Doing it Differently With Kiani Mills | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Kiani Mills

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When Kiani Mills returned from maternity leave at a law firm to find she no longer had a job, it motivated her to start a conveyancing company. She faced many obstacles, including her own inexperience and lack of confidence, but used them as a foundation for growth. Here she shares the lessons she learned from

You Don't Need To Be A Hero | Laini Bennett

You Don’t Have To Be A Hero

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Governance Institute of Australia CEO Megan Motto has benefited from female leaders championing her. Now she is helping the next generation of women reach their full potential. Here, Motto shares her leadership journey and lessons learned as an accomplished CEO and Board Director, so others may benefit from her experience. When Governance Institute of Australia

Managing Life's Masterclass | Laini Bennett

Managing Life’s Masterclass

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When Kate Engler’s marriage ended, she knew she needed to change how she did business so she could support her family and be present for her sons. The outcome was her highly successful Meet the Press Masterclass. Here she shares her leadership journey and lessons learned. Kate Engler was stoked. It was 2012, and she’d

A Disruptive Influence | Laini Bennett

A Disruptive Influence

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When registered nurse and mother of four, Tamar Krebs, launched her business, Group Homes Australia, she was determined to disrupt the aged care industry. For too long, there had been no alternative to the traditional care model, particularly for those living with dementia, and she believed the industry was ripe for change. Here, Krebs shares

Fighting For Those Who Can't | Laini Bennett

Fighting for Those Who Can’t

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As the CEO of Women’s Community Shelters, Annabelle Daniel OAM will soon open her ninth crisis accommodation shelter in as many years. While now a respected leader in her sector, she has battled industry scepticism and, at times, her feelings of self-worth to ensure that women and children facing domestic violence have a haven in

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A Woman of Conviction

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From state high school student to CEO of a global bank, HSBC Global Private Banking and Wealth CEO Annabel Spring’s career is impressive. She has been at the coalface of the financial industry when rocked by crises, from 9/11 to the GFC. Here, she shares advice on building resilience in the face of adversity. She

A Shining Example of Leadership | Starlight Children's Foundation | Laini Bennett

A Shining Example of Leadership

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Thinking positively can have a transformative effect on mental well-being and, even, on achieving organisational goals. Here, Starlight Children’s Foundation CEO Louise Baxter shares her leadership journey and lessons learned, including how she has used the power of positivity to transform her charity into an award-winning beacon of brightness in the lives of sick children.