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.

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Fabian Dattner

In this episode I have the pleasure of speaking with the incredible Fabian Dattner from the Dattner Group. Fabian has so much passion for the topic of this conversation – Living with Complexity – and so our discussion focuses on how to lead through complexity as well. There was so much to cover that we have actually split this podcast into two chapters. You can listen to chapter 1 on the way to work and chapter 2 on the way home!

Fabian Dattner is recognised globally for her advocacy for women with a STEMM background (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine), leading for the greater good, influencing policy and decision making.

Fabian is a founding partner of Dattner Group, a Leadership Consultancy that specialises in cultural transformation, executive development, senior leadership development and working with women. She is also the Founder of Compass, an Australian transformational initiative for women wanting to be more visible as leaders, building courage over confidence. She is the visionary and co-Founder of Homeward Bound, a ground-breaking global leadership initiative for women in STEMM, set against the backdrop of Antarctica, which aims to heighten the influence and impact of women in making decisions that shape our planet.

Fabian’s conviction on the impact of great leaders is well documented. Her expertise comes from working over 36 years in entrepreneurial, government, not for profit and corporate sectors and she is an inspiring leader who helps others understand they are leading for the greater good.

Fabian and her team work in energy, food, education, Federal and State Government, corporate and not for profits. Over 1200 women have experienced Compass and some 350 women have done or are about to experience Homeward Bound, finishing with an expedition to Antarctica. Fabian has worked with women from the US, Canada, UK, South Africa, Germany, France, Spain, Columbia, Chile, Argentina, Australia, Namibia, India, Malaysia, China and New Zealand. Fabian’s focus is to build leadership capability across generations with women’s visibility as leaders a key contributing factor towards sustainability.

In early September 2019, the AFR 100 Women of Influence were announced and you guessed it – Fabian Dattner was one of them. We are really excited for Fabian and her whole team who bring exceptional development to life for women in leadership. Check our Fabian’s blogs on her Linked In page. Or go to these websites for more inspiring blogs and deatil about the incredible homeward bound project.

and this is a link to the oatmeal backfire effect comic that Fabian referenced in chapter 1 of the podcast. It’s awesome!

Previous Podcasts

Professor Amalia Di Iorio and Megan mcCracken

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In this Episode, Megan McCracken, Professor Amalia Di Iorio and I unpack the topic of Confidence. As women we are often told that we are just not confident enough. That we hold back and that we need to throw ourselves into things more confidently to move forward or up! However, we are not so sure that it is as simple as that.


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In this episode we are delighted to speak with two leaders form the Pepsico business, from the Tingalpa snack foods facility in Queensland, where they are having great success in extending flexible work options to their shift based teams.


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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.


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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…

In 2020 we continue to donate to charities in lieu of gifts to the many speakers who give their time & expertise at our events. We are thrilled to be supporting @TBBforTalent. Skilled refugees need jobs, while employers around the world need talent. @TBBforTalent connects the 2.

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