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.

Future Proof Me – Taking Control of your Calendar

Future Proof Me Mini Episode | Episode 84

With the crazy year that 2020 has been and many people feeling exhausted as we come into the Holiday season, this week’s mini episode may be exactly what you need.  In ‘Taking Control of Your Calendar’ we revisit some great advice from drone expert and Associate Professor, Dr Cath Ball on optimising your time and calendar. As she puts it so adroitly, she now thinks of emails simply as other people telling you how to use your time ....

Mia Perdomo – Latin America’s Warrior for Women

Interview | Episode 83

This week’s episode features Colombian founder, Mia Perdomo. She and her co-founder have built a business fighting for equality for women at work across Latin America.  Mia trained as a psychologist but always thought of herself as a feminist. In 2014, Mia attended a four month long leadership program at a US university, and had what she describes as a ‘life changing experience’. It was here that she realised she could be an entrepreneur and deliver social change....

Future Proof Me – Secrets to Giving Great Presentations

Future Proof Me Mini Episode | Episode 82

For this week’s Future Proof Me mini episode, we couldn’t resist going back to one of our earliest episodes with the amazing speaker, author and Fellow at Oxford University, Rachel Botsman. Whether your presentation format is virtual or in person, the very generous and fulsome advice Rachel shares here is invaluable to help you think about, and prepare, a great presentation or speech. Even if you don’t want to give a TED talk as Rachel has, we all know that how we present our ideas and information really does matter....

Ellen Broad – Her Surprising Path to Big Data and AI

Interview | Episode 81

This week’s episode features a woman who never dreamt she’d end up working in a high tech environment. In fact, Ellen Broad imagined she would be a lawyer or librarian when she was younger.  However this tech exec and academic is now a Senior Fellow at the 3A Institute at the Australian National University. Ellen trained as a lawyer and she’s worked in data-related roles in the Hague and in the UK, including being an expert adviser to the UK Secretary of State on Data, and head of Policy for the UK’s Open Data Institute ....

Future Proof Me – Calling Out Bias

Future Proof Me Mini Episode | Episode 80

How do you go with sensitive conversations? They’re not easy are they?  This week’s mini episode shares how NASA executive Trudy Kortes has learnt over time to call out gender bias when she experiences it. Trudy’s advice includes some great principles for all difficult conversations, so make your next difficult conversation a little easier with this bite-sized nugget of wisdom and experience. ...

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