These interviews are BWA Leaders from the Premium level. They are ambitious women serious about business and leadership. They chose to share their voice so you could learn something new from them and learn about them as they build a brand and influence.

Hosted by Annemarie Cross

You’re invited to tune into the regular Business Women Australia PODCAST. We are proud of our partnership with Premium Member Annemarie Cross and The Ambitious Entrepreneur Network to produce this inspirational and informative show.

We feature industry specialists, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and employers who are leading members of Business Women Australia. Tune in and enjoy!

Don’t just survive, thrive! with Meriel Steadman

Don’t just survive, thrive! with Meriel Steadman

When Meriel was in High School she wanted to be an author, teach in France, marry a Frenchman and have bilingual children.  Life didn’t quite work out that way!  Meriel has practiced as a lawyer for over 20 years, in the UK, Australia, and the Caribbean. She helps clients at the contract drafting stage to avoid future disputes.  

If a dispute does arise (obviously where she was not engaged to advise on the contract!) she advises on how to resolve the dispute, including by litigation, arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. Her clients operate in energy and resources, life sciences, and healthcare industries.  

Meriel has 9-year-old identical twin daughters. 

Letting go of the guilt of what society expects from you

Letting go of the guilt of what society expects from you with Martina Saldi

Martina is a 36 year old Italian, wife and working mum of an active 4 year old, Leonardo. Martina’s native background is Italian but, after more than 7 years spent across Tokyo, Sydney and Singapore she feels like she has many backgrounds!

During these years, Martina had the chance to develop an incredible resilience having to start her career from scratch in 2 different Countries with success.

Martina has 12 years’ experience in sales and marketing in APJ and Europe Regions mostly for Tech Companies such as Microsoft Corporation. She develops data-driven go-to-market strategies for driving revenue growth.

Cindy Scott

When life serves you lemons, make lemonade with Cindy Scott

My guest today says, “Life is not happening to you, but for you to learn and grow”.

Cindy has been an exec coach and corporate trainer until a second diagnosis with breast cancer in Feb 2020 when she shut down her business and sought treatment.

Amidst her darkest days of chemo, Cindy created the book she wishes she’d received on diagnosis – called “The Healing Journal”.

She has also created an online program called the Cancer Companion Course for women journeying with cancer and a range of healing gifts to help people navigate change and connect with their inner resources.

Why customer experience is the new differentiator

Why customer experience is the new differentiator with Marion Burchell

Marion is the Managing Director for Azolla Holdings Pty Ltd, a management consulting business focused on the confluence of strategy, innovation and technology.

She has had an extensive career in the public sector spanning several government agencies and sectors including, water, agriculture, social policy, intergovernmental relations, data and digital reform.

Her work has been published nationally and internationally on public sector innovation and public participation in the development of public policy.

With degrees in science, sociology, policy and planning, along with a Certificate in Public Leadership from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, she brings a unique perspective on topics based on her experience across sectors, disciplines and practices.

Handling constant change while still being consistent with Michelle Pascoe

Handling constant change while still being consistent with Michelle Pascoe

My guest today says, “Choose the life you want and deserve not the life others choose for you”.

Joining me today is Michelle Pascoe.

In 1994, Michelle founded one of Australia’s most respected training companies, Optimum Operating Procedures and Services Pty Ltd (OOPS).  OOPS is now a thriving provider of service benchmarking, team training and leadership development.

Michelle combines her extensive experience and specialist knowledge with an absolute commitment to igniting the potential in each and every individual in a multi-generational workplace.  She shares her expertise in her online coaching programs for women startups, the hospitality industry and business leaders.

Why people don’t see a financial adviser with Helen Nan

Why people don’t see a financial adviser with Helen Nan

Joining me today is Helen Nan.

Helen has been a financial adviser since 2011, helping hundreds of clients achieve their lifestyle goals and aspirations.

She is passionate about providing clear and straightforward guidance, demystifying the planning process, and helping you make the best decisions for your life, regardless of what stage you are at in your journey.  Helen is a Certified Financial Planner and lives in Brisbane, Australia.

On today’s show, Helen will share:

  • Her journey to become a financial adviser
  • Why people don’t see a financial adviser

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