March 4, 2021


109: International Women’s Day (Bonus Episode)








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109: International Women’s Day conversation with women I admire

International Women’s Day conversation with women I admire.

To celebrate International Women’s Day,  I am joined by 7 influential Australian women: Robyn King (Head of Social Impact at Canva), Kara Demmrich (Kyal and Kara), Sophie Walker (Australian Birth Stories), Clare Wood (Business coach), Shelley Johnson & Emily Bowen (My Millennial Career), and Pip Brett (Jumbled Online). These boss women share their challenges and stories from workplace discrimination to having the courage to dream big for their career. 


Clare Wood

Business Coach

My Millennial Career

Shelley Johnson & Emily Bowen

My Millennial Career


Kara Demmrich

Kyal & Kara

Sophie Walker

Sophie Walker

Australian Birth Stories


Pip Brett

Jumbled Online

Robyn King

Robyn King


For 2021, the United Nations IWD theme is: ‘women in leadership: achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world’. With that in mind, each of our guests share their challenges, dreams, and practical advice on how to celebrate and empower women in 2021. 

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Biggest takeaways from the episode

  • How Kara (Kyal and Kara) works to stay empowered in a male-dominated industry.
  • How Robyn King (Canva) dealt with discrimination in the workplace.
  • The number one thing that Sophie (Australian Birth Stories) wants to see change for mothers in Australia.
  • Shelley Johnson and Emily Bowen (My Millennial Career) unpack why female representation in executive roles needs to increase.
  • Pip Brett (Jumbled Online) identifies the one thing that could change how women are empowered together.
  • Clare Wood (Business coach) shares the importance of self-worth when pricing your services as a woman in business.

This International Women’s Day, we’re proud to support the work of Forever Projects

The episode also sponsors not-for-profit organisation Forever Projects, as they help women in Tanzania break the cycle of poverty by guiding them to build businesses.

Forever Projects work closely with women in Tanzania, guiding them to build businesses, which ultimately allow each woman to support her family independently. Forever Projects have seen women move themselves out of poverty, grow a business, hire staff, put food on the table and put their children through school.

This episode is a full of insights from successful Australian women, and supports a great cause, so have a listen today!

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