Master Of Her Domain | Laini Bennett

Master of Her Domain

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Known for her courage and character, Master Builders Australia CEO Denita Wawn is the face of Australia’s second largest industry. She believes female leaders should not lose sight of who they are, including their femininity. Here, she shares her leadership journey and lessons learned. When Master Builders Australia CEO Denita Wawn was in her mid-20s,

Eat, Pray, Repurpose | Laini Bennett

Eat, Pray, Repurpose

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Before launching her food rescue organisation, OzHarvest CEO Ronni Kahn AO had a series of careers that spanned two countries and three decades. Then one day, she discovered her true purpose. In this interview, Kahn provides insights into her journey of self-discovery and her leadership lessons learned. When OzHarvest CEO Ronni Kahn AO was 23

When You Show Up, Good Things Happen | Laini Bennett

When You Show Up, Good Things Happen

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Bobbi Mahlab AM believes networking is an essential leadership KPI, providing opportunities to grow – both yourself and your business. Mahlab is Chair of Mahlab Media and co-founder of Mentor Walks Australia. Here, she shares her lessons learned from establishing two successful organisations, including the importance of building self-confidence.   In 2016, Bobbi Mahlab AM

Top 10 Lessons Learned by Female Leaders | Laini Bennett

Top 10 Lessons Learned By Female Leaders

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Every time I interview a female CEO or leader, I ask: ‘What are the key lessons you’ve learned as a leader that you would like to pass on to other women?’ Without fail, each inspirational leader shares their lessons learned, to help empower and motivate other women as they strive to build their careers.  In

Carving it Up in The World of Leadership | Laini Bennett

Carving it Up in The World of Leadership

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Can skiing and mountain bike riding give you more confidence as a leader? That has certainly been the case for Professor Wendy Chapman, director of the new Centre for Digital Transformation of Health. She shares her secrets to leadership success and the lessons learned along the way.    Professor Wendy Chapman was feeling elated. An

When there is no rule book make your own CC Australia Executive Director Ingrid Segota | lainibennett.com

When There’s No Rule Book, Make Your Own

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As Executive Director of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia, Ingrid Segota believes women shouldn’t have to separate their work and personal lives. Here, she shares her leadership journey and explains how her workplace-integration philosophy helped during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Work-life integration has been central to Ingrid Segota’s working philosophy throughout

The Power of One | Laini Bennett

The Power of One

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As the leader of a $44 billion superannuation fund with 850,000 members — 80% of whom are women working in health and community services — HESTA CEO Debby Blakey lives the ethos that ‘with great power, comes great responsibility’. Here, Blakey talks about her experiences as a leader, and using her influence to improve women’s

The Feminine CEO | Laini Bennett

The Feminine CEO

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Is it possible to be a feminine CEO and still kick goals? Aged care service provider Benetas CEO Sandra Hills certainly believes so. She shares her advice for balancing femininity and strong leadership, and managing in times of change. A couple of years ago, Benetas CEO Sandra Hills was sorting through her mail when she

A Woman of Stature | Laini Bennett

A Woman of Stature

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When Maria Palazzolo started at not-for-profit organisation GS1 Australia, she never expected it to become a life-long passion — or career. Nor did she expect, as their CEO, to find she is often the only woman in the room. Here, Palazzolo speaks about her career, her advice for women seeking leadership roles and her proudest

The road less travelled | Laini Bennett

The Road Less Travelled

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Recognised with an Order of Australia for her leadership roles in medical administration at a state and national level, and to the discipline of psychiatry, Dr Peggy Brown is former CEO of the National Mental Health Commission. She shares her journey to success and the lessons she’s learned during her 30-year career as a woman