Breaking Down Barriers | Laini Bennett

Breaking Down Barriers

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They say behind every great man is a great woman. But in the case of Dr Nadine Marcus, there have been many great men supporting her career in a field that remains male-dominated. Dr Marcus is Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, at UNSW. Here, she shares her leadership journey and lessons learned, including how

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. 

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,

First Lady of Engineering | Laini Bennett

First Lady of Engineering

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Engineers Australia CEO, Dr Bronwyn Evans AM, has been appointed as the first female CEO of, not one, but two respected institutions. Her achievements in her male dominated profession of engineering are equally impressive. Here, she shares her leadership journey and lessons learned. Australia’s track record for promoting women to the CEO of large organisations

Learning From The Best Christine Parker | Laini Bennett

Learning From The Best

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Christine Parker’s career has benefitted from mentorship, and she believes women in executive roles have an obligation to bring other women through. As Westpac Bank’s Group Executive Human Resources, she also believes you should only work for companies that reflect your values. Here, she explains why, while sharing her leadership journey and lessons learned. Early

A Role Model For Success - Kate Quirke | Laini Bennett

A Role Model For Success

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What would you do if you were pushed into a role you didn’t want or feel ready for? If you’re Kate Quirke, you’ll turn the challenge into a success and a learning opportunity that will shape your career. In this Women in Leadership interview, the Alcidion CEO shares her leadership journey and her lessons learned.

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

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

Paying it Forward | Laini Bennett

Paying it Forward

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As Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices ANZ’s first female Managing Director, Susan Martin is keen to see other women in healthcare leadership climb the ranks. She shares her views on why female managers need to stop placing constraints on themselves. Imposter syndrome is alive and well in female managers, says Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices ANZ

Not your standard CEO | Laini Bennett

Not Your Standard CEO

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The backyard of Purple House features a fire pit where Aboriginal dialysis patients, their friends and family sit around talking and cooking kangaroo tails. Purple House is not your standard dialysis centre, and their CEO is not your standard CEO. Sarah Brown shares her leadership journey from remote area nurse to running Australia’s most successful