This week’s episode of Don’t Stop Us Now! is with the wonderful Kate Vale, a distinguished leader in the technology and media space in Australia.
Kate was Google Australia’s first employee and Managing Director, and built the Australian business from one employee to hundreds. She then did the same for YouTube.
In 2011 she joined Spotify, the Swedish music, video and podcast streaming service before most of us had ever heard of music streaming, let alone the name Spotify. She grew their business in Australia to be a hugely successful brand. Clearly she has an eye for the winners and a great talent in starting and growing strong teams in the digital space.
She’s recently moved to LA with her husband, a serial entrepreneur, and her two children. She’s a Non Executive Director for two prestigious tourism boards in Australia, Tourism Australia and Tourism Tasmania, and is currently enjoying a sabbatical with her family before she jumps into her next venture.
In this episode with Kate you’ll learn:
– How asking for help is one of the most fundamental success factors for female leaders, particularly those who have a family.
– How terrifying, yet exhilarating, it was to be Google’s first employee in Australia
– How she bounces back from adversity
– Her strategies for feeling strong and confident
Photo credits: AFR
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