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

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

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

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

I Am New To A Team And Need to Conduct Performance Reviews. How Should I Handle Them? | Laini Bennett

I Have Just Started Managing a Team. How Should I Handle Performance Reviews?

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Bec* was thrilled to have her first management role. Albeit, she had one direct report and two contractors, but it was a good start. Six months later, the company underwent a major restructure and she was promoted to manage a team of 16 people.  “I was warned that some of my new direct reports were