inspiring conversations

Welcome to NAWO Podcasts!

We meet a lot of amazing people through NAWO, as anyone who has been to one of our events will attest. Through our podcast series, we aim to introduce you to some of these people. As well as finding out what makes them tick, we will explore some of their ideas and suggestions that are relevant to women working in operational roles or businesses.

Have an idea, a person we should interview or an inspirational topic you want us to discuss? Get in touch.


In this episode I have the pleasure of speaking with the enigmatic Andrea Clarke. Around 400 NAWO members complete her Communicating with Authority program and there have been many spectacular success stories from participants who have reported greater confidence, career progression, and all round greater control of their reputational capital…..we will talk a lot more about this in the podcast. Andrea runs an organisation called CareerCEO. Andrea together with her colleagues Belinda Wall and Jennifer Adams, have been facilitating their program for NAWO members for the last 3 years right across the country and are active supporters of the work NAWO does – it is great to be able to partner with them to strengthen the female talent pipeline in operations!

Our conversation though – is about Andrea’s new book. Future Fit! A terrific book all about the future of work, where Andrea takes a talent focussed approach to the challenges we all face in meeting the changing needs of a more technologically driven workplace.

Algorithms, artificial intelligence, industry 4.0… has an impact on every industry in all kinds of ways. We all need to be investing in our capabilities to remain secure in the digital age of work. The responsibility for finding, securing and delivering work is shifting to the individual in ways we have not seen before., we need to invest in our own talent in ways we may not have considered.

While this can be confronting and somewhat disconcerting, Andrea inspires us to look at this change as an opportunity: those who take ‘human skills’ to the next level, will be powerfully differentiated in a dynamic new market. The premise of Andrea’s book is that the future of work is as much about talent, as technology.

I hope you enjoy the conversation and that it gets you inspired to read the book and take action to embrace your own development and invest in your reputational capital.

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One of NAWO’s key learning priorities is Authentic Leadership and the NAWO network provides many opportunities for people to better understand and explore this concept. We are introducing another opportunity for NAWO members to embrace their authentic selves at an even deeper level, with the introduction of Mim Bartlett’s Change Up Program in 2019.


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In this episode, Louise Weine speaks with two members of our NAWO board Simon Bromell and Marcus Hooke about engaging the hearts and minds of men in gender balance.  Simon and Marcus bring a wealth of leadership experience to this conversation and importantly, a male perspective to the topic. Simon is the Group General Manager Operations for the Beverages Division of Orora Ltd, and Marcus is the Executive General Manager Production for News Corp.


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In this episode Louise Weine speaks with Michelle Redfern about Commercial Acumen. It’s not one of the most popular NAWO key learning priorities but possibly one of the most important, so we hope this podcast inspires you to dial up your business savvy and get involved in NAWO events, programs and activities in 2019 that may help you close any gaps and find your commercial acumen ‘ON’ button.


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In the first of our new series of podcasts with inspirational experts and leaders we explore the future of flexible working with Natalie Goldman, CEO of FlexCareers.  FlexCareers is a disruptive careers platform that engineers game-changing technology to connect talented individuals with progressive employers offering flexible work.


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Dee Heffernan – a Chicago-based branding strategist and adviser – discusses operational business image problems with NAWO’s Louise Weine, and offers some advice for operational businesses trying to tell a different story that ‘talks’ to women and markets employment opportunities to women…

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