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.

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. Ian and I were lucky enough to participate in this program last year and we took away many insightful learnings about ourselves and others and made many new friends through the experience. What I came to fully understand, is that authentic leadership requires honest self-assessment, that we never stop learning about ourselves and our relationships with other people and that the more integrated we are across all aspects of our lives the more successful, centred and healthy we can be.

In this conversation Mim, Ian and I reflect on some of the key concepts explored in her intensive, action oriented program and we hope it inspires you to want to learn more about this opportunity being offered through the NAWO/Change Up partnership.

The program runs over 4 sessions – 6/08/2019 – ½ day, 27/08/19 – ½ day, 17/09/19 full day and 15/10/2019 ½ day. The NAWO member rate for this program is $2750 per participant. You can register via the NAWO website.

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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…

NSW - This is for you! "New ways of working - dialling up the D word!" #nawo #nsw #diversity

About 15 hours ago from NAWO's Twitter via Gain App