Women on a Mission!
Hear fascinating stories from innovative and pioneering women around the globe and get to know the person behind the success story - you know, the one who has experienced the same kind of doubts, fears and tough times as most of us have.
Look out for bonus ‘How To’ episodes where our Co-Hosts, experienced leaders and Non Executive Directors Claire Hatton and Greta Thomas, explore common career issues and share practical and proven tools to tackle these challenges.
Dr Fiona Wood – The Inspiring Optimist
Interview | Episode 18
Our guest today is Dr Fiona Wood, a world-leading burns specialist and innovative and respected surgeon and researcher. She’s a former Australian of the Year for her pioneering burns research and innovations. Pretty incredibly, she was also voted the country’s most-trusted-person for six successive years .....
Navyn Salem – Because She Can’t Wait . . .
Interview | Episode 17
Navyn Salem was told over and over that with no previous relevant experience she’d never succeed. Her vision was to build a factory to manufacture a food supplement called “Plumpy Nut” that could save the lives of children with malnutrition in the developing world. Fortunately for the world, she chose to ignore all the pessimistic advice and forged ahead to set up her not for profit, Edesia Nutrition ......
How To Negotiate Your Pay
How To Episode | Episode 16
Few of us enjoy the prospect of having to negotiate on behalf of ourselves. We typically find it much easier if we’re negotiating a business matter or something on behalf of others. When the time comes for us to speak up for ourselves it can feel a whole lot more confronting.....
Cindy Gallop – Blowing Shit Up!
Interview | Episode 15
Cindy Gallop is a globe-trotting consultant, speaker and entrepreneur who was a former North American head of the famed advertising agency, Bartle Bogle & Hegarty. As you’ll hear in this conversation, Cindy is a strong, edgy character with clear views about many topics including diversity and sex, to name just two. She’s not one of those people who just say things, she’s out there trying to change the world! And it hasn’t been easy ......
Aya Aso – The Savvy, Luxury Entrepreneur
Interview | Episode 14
Our guest this week is Japanese hotel and hospitality entrepreneur, Aya Aso. Until last year, Aya ran the hotel chain she founded a decade ago, the Agora Hotel Group, a multi award-winning chain of resort and luxury hotels in Japan. She spent most of her childhood living in Brazil and in her 20’s studied to become a concert pianist in Los Angeles. However, that idea was put on the back burner when a part time job at the Sheraton led to the discovery that she loved the hospitality industry .......
Margarita Herdocia – The Compassionate Capitalist
Interview | Episode 13
We have a truly international businesswoman and global citizen on the show today. Margarita Herdocia, is Nicaraguan by birth, was educated in New York, and lives in Costa Rica. She owns and runs Renaissance Holdings which operates multiple businesses based in Central America, the Caribbean, Russia and Europe. Margarita began - with no experience - by taking over a failing, family owned fast food and casual dining business and totally blitzed it......
Rebekah Campbell – Serial Entrepreneur
Interview | Episode 12
Rebekah Campbell was always destined to be an entrepreneur. Even at primary school she was collecting golf balls and selling them back to the golf shop. Fast forward to this year and she's founded and launched her third business, Zambesi, an online marketplace for career-related workshops. Raised in New Zealand but now based in Australia, Rebekah started her career and first significant business in the music industry following a university summer holiday project that took off.....
How to Breathe Easy About Your Purpose
How To Episode | Episode 11
This week’s episode is all about Purpose, how to think about it (and how not to!) and how to go about finding your own authentic Purpose. Hear Claire and Greta, and several of their guests, talk about the different ways they have thought about and come to realise their Purpose. You might be surprised by their answers...
Heidi Hackemer – Nothing To It But To Do It!
Interview | Episode 10
Heidi Hackemer is VP of Engagement at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. We first heard about her as a leading creative thinker and we knew she had started her own unique brand strategy agency in New York that was very highly regarded. But then we realised how that was just the tip of the iceberg.....
Lindley Edwards – Wisdom to Live & Work By
Interview | Episode 9
Lindley Edwards is definitely not your normal investment banker… we don’t know anyone else who uses philosophy, poetry, biology, and cross-cultural intelligence as their foundation for thinking about life and business .....
Siew Hoon Yeoh – Is Making Travel Better – Fixed
Interview | Episode 8
Siew Hoon is one of the most humble people you’ll meet. She refutes the idea that she’s an innovator and a pioneer in her space. But ask anyone in the travel industry in Asia “who is the most innovative women you know?” and Siew Hoon Yeoh is nearly always the answer.
Sherilyn Shackell – Has Found Her Purpose!
Interview | Episode 7
Sherilyn spent the first part of her career, by accident she says, as a formidable headhunter in the UK. She borrowed millions to buy the company she worked for in her mid 30’s and grew the business to be hugely successful. As successful as it was she felt like she was on a treadmill ...
Kate Vale – Has an Uncanny Eye for Picking ‘Unicorns’!
Interview | Episode 6
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 and went on to do it all again ......
How to Manage Your Inner Critic
How To Episode | Episode 5
Welcome to this first ‘How to’ episode here at Don’t Stop Us Now! In this episode you’ll hear Claire and Greta examine that pesky voice we all have inside our heads - the dreaded inner critic. We call it the Evil DJ.
Tina Sharkey – Web Pioneer, Industry Disruptor & Tech Legend
Interview | Episode 4
What can you say about the woman who literally coined the term, ‘Social Media’ and has had numerous accolades including being named One of the Most Influential Women in Technology (by Fast Company)?
Audette Exel – Make Your Own Rules
Interview | Episode 3
Want to make a positive difference in the world? Then this latest episode of Don’t Stop Me Now! is for you because Audette Exel has mastered the art of making her own rules to her achieve her vision.
Rachel Botsman – TED Talks, Writing Books and BHAG Goals
Interview | Episode 2
Rachel Botsman’s TED talks have been watched more than 4 million times and subtitled in 29 languages. Monocle magazine has rated Rachel as one of the world’s top 20 speakers and we’re pretty sure she’s been on more planes than she’d care to admit!
Courtney Hohne – The truth about innovation
Interview | Episode 1
Ever wondered what life is like and what really happens in Google’s elite innovation division: X, the Moonshot Factory? We certainly have! It’s just one reason why we love this episode with X’s Chief Storyteller, Courtney Hohne.
Trailer – Don’t Stop Us Now!
Here’s a teeny taste of what’s to come.