Women with Clout
Powerful Australian women speak to social commentator Jane Caro and journalist Catherine Fox about what drives them, what almost defeated them, the progress they would like to see for women and how to make things change. Hosts Jane and Catherine are both recipients of the Walkley Foundation’s Women’s Leadership in Media Award and have a little bit of clout themselves.
Libby Lyons
Libby Lyons
More women on boards, please. Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Libby Lyons, lets us in on the secret to speaking up, her terrible performance review ratings and why she thinks men should play more netball. Plus, Libby reveals what this year’s Gender Equality Scorecard says about how women are tracking in the workplace – and why we can still do better when it comes to women on boards.
Date:
12 Nov 2018

Episodes

Kate Jenkins
Kate Jenkins

Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, gives us a unique insight into her tireless work on the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces, the positive effect women's sport is having on gender equality within the broader community, plus why she won't be sharing her Mars Bar.

Duration:
2516
Date:
6 Nov 2019
Dannielle Miller
Dannielle Miller

Helping girls develop self-worth and resilience. CEO of award-winning platform, Enlighten Education, Dannielle Miller, speaks about why she's dedicated her life to helping young females tackle important issues like body image, suicide prevention, domestic violence and even the state of toilets in schools.

Duration:
2084
Date:
6 Nov 2019
Phillipa McGuinness
Phillipa McGuinness

Acclaimed non-fiction publisher, Phillipa McGuinness, discusses the 'Sliding Doors' moment that lead her down the path of publishing, the future of reading in a Netflix world and how writing her first book, The Year Everything Changed: 2001, gave her space to talk about the devastating loss of her son, Daniel.

Duration:
2094
Date:
6 Aug 2019
Marian Baird
Marian Baird

Professor of Gender and Employment Relations at The University of Sydney, Marian Baird, opens up about her fierce dedication to improving women's working lives - including her pivotal role getting Australia's first national paid parental leave scheme off the ground - and why she's making no apologies for it.

Duration:
1995
Date:
6 Aug 2019
Caroline Ford
Caroline Ford

Cancer researcher and founder of the STEMMinist Book Club, Caroline Ford, chats to hosts Jane and Catherine about her pioneering work in women's health, the gender equity challenges facing women in academia and, of course, all those bits of the body you're not supposed to talk about.

Duration:
1935
Date:
16 Jul 2019
Elizabeth Broderick
Elizabeth Broderick

Hosts Jane and Catherine speak to former Sex Discrimination Commissioner and 2016 NSW Australian of the Year, Elizabeth Broderick, about her current role advising the UN on how to raise the status of women and girls on a global scale and the importance of highlighting the human face of inequality. 

Duration:
2087
Date:
16 Jul 2019
Miriam Silva
Miriam Silva

Softly spoken, corporate powerhouse and self-confessed maths nerd, Miriam Silva, speaks about the challenges she's faced as Muslim woman in the corporate sphere and how she's overcome them.

Duration:
2076
Date:
6 Mar 2019
Shivani Gopal
Shivani Gopal

Hosts Jane and Catherine say if you have money, you have choices. Founder of The Remarkable Woman, Shivani Gopal, shares how experience of leaving an arranged marriage led her to become a crusader for financial independence for women.

Duration:
2396
Date:
6 Mar 2019
Susan Alberti
Susan Alberti

Hosts Jane and Catherine are playing the game. Businesswoman, philanthropist and former Vice President of the Western Bulldogs Football Club, Susan Alberti, opens up about her passion for giving women equal opportunities in sport and what keeps her going, despite facing incredible adversity, including facing cancer and her husband's sudden and tragic death.

Duration:
1981
Date:
6 Mar 2019
Moo Baulch
Moo Baulch

Hosts Jane and Catherine discuss the rebel with a cause. CEO of Domestic Violence NSW and 2019 Order of Australia Medal recipient, Moo Baulch, opens up about her incredible quest to stop violence against women, how she came to meet her birth mother at the age of 25 and why she's always had a 'little bit of attitude'.

Duration:
2282
Date:
29 Jan 2019
Nyadol Nyuon
Nyadol Nyuon
Speaking out and standing tall. Lawyer and community advocate, Nyadol Nyuon, opens up about her childhood growing up in a Kenyan refugee camp, how she became a voice for African-Australian communities and why - despite her height - she's going keeping wearing those goddamn heels.
Speaking out and standing tall. Lawyer and community advocate, Nyadol Nyuon, opens up about her childhood growing up in a Kenyan refugee camp, how she became a voice for African-Australian communities and why - despite her height - she's...
Date:
13 Jan 2019
Larissa Behrendt
Larissa Behrendt
How fear led me to Harvard. Legal academic, filmmaker and writer, Larissa Behrendt, speaks candidly about becoming the first Aboriginal woman to graduate from Harvard Law School, her landmark feature documentary After the Apology and why her mum thinks she’d be the best astronaut ever.
How fear led me to Harvard. Legal academic, filmmaker and writer, Larissa Behrendt, speaks candidly about becoming the first Aboriginal woman to graduate from Harvard Law School, her landmark feature documentary After the Apology and why...
Date:
13 Jan 2019
Libby Lyons
Libby Lyons
More women on boards, please. Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Libby Lyons, lets us in on the secret to speaking up, her terrible performance review ratings and why she thinks men should play more netball. Plus, Libby reveals what this year’s Gender Equality Scorecard says about how women are tracking in the workplace – and why we can still do better when it comes to women on boards.
More women on boards, please. Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Libby Lyons, lets us in on the secret to speaking up, her terrible performance review ratings and why she thinks men should play more netball. Plus, Libby reveals...
Date:
12 Nov 2018
Elizabeth Proust
Elizabeth Proust
Whatever you do, don't learn to type! One of Victoria’s leading businesswomen, Elizabeth Proust, opens up about her transition from a stellar career in the public service to breaking barriers in the business world, the need for more women in the workplace and in leadership roles and how being brought up by Catholic nuns impacted her outlook on life.
Whatever you do, don't learn to type! One of Victoria’s leading businesswomen, Elizabeth Proust, opens up about her transition from a stellar career in the public service to breaking barriers in the business world, the need for more...
Date:
12 Nov 2018
Marina Go
Marina Go
Women helping women. Non-Executive Director and author Marina Go discusses her incredible career trajectory from editing teen magazine, Dolly, to closing the pay gap at Energy Australia and becoming one of the first women in history to chair a rugby league club, West Tigers.
Women helping women. Non-Executive Director and author Marina Go discusses her incredible career trajectory from editing teen magazine, Dolly, to closing the pay gap at Energy Australia and becoming one of the first women in history to...
Date:
26 Aug 2018
Kate McClymont
Kate McClymont
Committed to catching bad guys. Gold Walkley Award-winning investigative journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald, Kate McClymont, opens up about her extensive work both reporting on the Independent Commission Against Corruption and for the #metoo movement in Australia, probing into allegations of sexual harassment and assault against powerful men.
Committed to catching bad guys. Gold Walkley Award-winning investigative journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald, Kate McClymont, opens up about her extensive work both reporting on the Independent Commission Against Corruption and for...
Date:
26 Aug 2018
Ann Sherry
Ann Sherry
A fairer deal for women. Executive Chairman of Carnival Australia and one of the country’s most admired businesswomen, Ann Sherry, discusses her successful push to develop a national policy on superannuation, the collective discomfort around the word “power” and why your career plan should be thrown out the window.
A fairer deal for women. Executive Chairman of Carnival Australia and one of the country’s most admired businesswomen, Ann Sherry, discusses her successful push to develop a national policy on superannuation, the collective discomfort around...
Date:
26 Aug 2018
Ming Long
Ming Long
The human face in business. Former head of the listed $2.5 billion Investa Office Fund, Ming Long, talks about becoming the first Asian-Australian woman to head an ASX200 listed company, why dialing up and down her “Asian-ness” helps her to connect with colleagues and the culture shock she experienced as a young child, after moving from Kuala Lumpur to Lithgow, NSW.
The human face in business. Former head of the listed $2.5 billion Investa Office Fund, Ming Long, talks about becoming the first Asian-Australian woman to head an ASX200 listed company, why dialing up and down her “Asian-ness” helps her...
Date:
26 Aug 2018
Sally McManus
Sally McManus
The power of plain speaking. Socialist, feminist and political activist Sally McManus opens up about becoming the first ever female secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, the rising popularity of the collective and why she doesn’t have a problem with breaking unjust laws.
The power of plain speaking. Socialist, feminist and political activist Sally McManus opens up about becoming the first ever female secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, the rising popularity of the collective and why she...
Date:
26 Aug 2018
Nareen Young
Nareen Young
Diversity in the workplace. Leading advocate for Indigenous and women’s rights, Nareen Young, discusses her progressive and feminist upbringing in Sydney’s Cronulla, what motivates her to fight so passionately for gender equality and why the term “corporate feminism” hasn’t done women any favours.
Diversity in the workplace. Leading advocate for Indigenous and women’s rights, Nareen Young, discusses her progressive and feminist upbringing in Sydney’s Cronulla, what motivates her to fight so passionately for gender equality and why...
Date:
26 Aug 2018