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.

Ann Sherry – The Positive Change Agent

Interview | Episode 28

Ann Sherry is a change maker who’s notched up so many extraordinary achievements during her decades long and inspiring career to date that it’s hard to know where to start. Suffice to say Australian women have a lot to thank her for as one of the many things she’s responsible for is introducing paid maternity leave to corporate Australia. She also transformed the cruise industry in Australia as CEO of Carnival Australia, notching up double digit growth every year despite having to deal with significant challenges ......

How to Make Time Your Friend

How To Episode | Episode 27

We know you’re probably a very busy person but you won’t want to miss this episode all about maximising your time. In this latest episode in our ‘How To’ series, we share a whole host of useful tools and approaches used by a variety of amazing leaders that will help you ensure you maximise your own precious time and reduce any frustration you feel about time racing by too fast or tasks taking you too long to achieve....

Dr Emma Camp – On a Quest to Save the World’s Coral Reefs

Interview | Episode 26

This week’s inspiring guest is Dr Emma Camp, a British marine bio-geochemist who searches out and then studies corals that can naturally survive in extreme conditions such as mangroves. This might sound simple but it leads to Emma listing crocodiles as one of the greatest risks of a day in the office!

Kat Dunn – Making Tough Career Decisions to be True to Yourself

Interview | Episode 25

If we had to summarise what our guest this week is all about, we’d say she’s about reinvention and being true to herself. And for 35 year old Kat Dunn, that meant abandoning a successful corporate career. Born in the Philippines, had been climbing the corporate ladder at an impressive rate in Australia, first of all as a lawyer and then in a variety of roles in financial services. But she was deeply unhappy. One day she said “Enough” and took radical action … and in this episode we explore exactly how and why she did this… and how she feels now about her new career, several years down the track.

Marie Johnson – Breaking Digital Boundaries and Challenging Stereotypes

Interview | Episode 24

On the show this week is Marie Johnson, an Australian entrepreneur with a passion for finding ways to use technology including AI, to make life more equal and fair for everyone. She's co-created the world's first digital human assistant, Nadia. Marie’s cutting edge work today is all the more incredible when you hear her story ….

Debbie Wosskow, OBE – What It Takes To Be A Successful Female Entrepreneur

Interview | Episode 23

On the show this week is Debbie Wosskow, the serial entrepreneur who sold her third business, LoveHomeSwap, for US$53m. Debbie recently co-founded The AllBright, Britain’s first members-only club specifically for business women. In addition to successfully selling two businesses, Debbie’s also recently been awarded The Evening Standard ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2018. She’s a member of the Mayor of London's Business Advisory Board and has also been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE)....

What is Artificial Intelligence?

What Is Episode | Episode 22

Welcome to our first ‘What Is’ episode. The topic for this first episode in this series is Artificial Intelligence (AI). We’re quite sure you’ll be hearing a lot more about AI this year and so why not start 2019 one step ahead and enjoy this super useful primer on all things AI, all explained simply with some fascinating examples. In this episode we’re thrilled to feature two world-class AI experts: UK-based Kriti Sharma (see also Episode 19) as well as Australian-based Marie Johnson.

How to Switch Off

How To Episode | Episode 21

We’re excited to bring you the latest in our ‘How To’ series. This is our last episode before the Holidays and 2019! Here at Don’t Stop Us Now! we’re passionate about how important it is for our health and our performance at work to take a break and genuinely switch off. This episode shares research that might surprise you. Plus we are issuing you with a challenge… hint: it’s to do with something that has a battery and a switch off option!

Nathalie Nahai – Web Psychology and How to Juggle Life

Interview | Episode 20

This week’s guest is the one and only, Nathalie Nahai, The Web Psychologist. She’s an author and in-demand, globetrotting speaker on how to apply behavioural science to all things digital to make them more effective and ethical. Hear how Nathalie juggles life and how she reinvented her career ......

Kriti Sharma – Robots, AI and the Future

Interview | Episode 19

Kriti Sharma; a leading global expert in AI and its impact on society and the future. Kriti grew up in Rajasthan in India. She didn’t have access to a computer at home so she built one herself. She followed that with her first robot when she was 15. She’s recently been named a UN Young Leader; she features in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for advancements in AI; and was included in the Recode 100 list of key influencers in technology last year alongside Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg ......



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

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!

Trailer

Here’s a teeny taste of what’s to come.