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Alexandra Peek // CMO at Bondi Sands, Her journey in the business of beauty.

Alexandra Peek // CMO at Bondi Sands, Her journey in the business of beauty.

November 12, 2020

Our next INTRApreneurial guest is the Chief Marketing Officer behind the global self tan sensation, BONDI SANDS! As one of their earliest staff hires, Alex is knocking on the door of her 5-year anniversary with the dominating FMCG brand, having seen it grow from a team of 4 to 45, with offices in Melbourne, LA and London. So how exactly did she land the coveted dream job, combining her passion for business, marketing and beauty? In her very first podcast interview, Alex shares her trajectory to success, comparison being the thief of joy and the sobering journey of being made redundant at 23. We talk about this redundancy and the impact it had on her confidence and sense of value, the transition stage, a chance encounter and opening her next door.

Alex lets us in on the exact interview process she went through with Bondi to land the initial Snr Brand Manager role and the clever project she executed to seal the deal. What we loved from this chat was her emphasis on the iceberg paradigm and the reminder that the glamorous life we see online, comes with the hard work from behind closed doors. We hear what it was like to secure the legendary partnership with Walgreens (the USA’s retail giant) and leading the brand’s biggest activation at Coachella, including the learned lesson upon reflection.

Alex’s strong growth mindset, infectious attitude, and passion for the company she works for was evident from the start of our conversation, and a clear indicator of how she’s been able to reach C-Suite at one of the most iconic beauty brands in the world. Listen, share, enjoy!!

 

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MIK & ROSEY’S D&M – Career success & guilt, Khloe and *that* deal, leadership and being taken seriously.

MIK & ROSEY’S D&M – Career success & guilt, Khloe and *that* deal, leadership and being taken seriously.

October 28, 2020

Hellooooo everyone, welcome to the Her Career Pod! In today’s show we chat recommendations, from The Secret Spiritual Art of Succeeding at Work to career success and guilt in the Space Between. We also dive into Q4s biggest brand deal with Khloe Kardashian & Dose & Co, superannuation and the double hit women get when it comes to money, Forbes' latest on Jacinda Ardern, female leaders and their dominant success in the pandemic and what this means for us, and finally being young, managing teams and getting taken seriously.

Follow us on Instagram at @hercareer_ausnz, visit www.hercareer.org or join our private Facebook Group ‘Millennial intrapreneurs thriving in their 9-5’ and weigh in on any of the things we spoke about today! We’re also suckers for nice words, so, if you loved today’s show please leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts – we really do cherish your feedback (like, so much).

Maddy Westbrook // GM at Dr Libby Group, Risk, Growth mindset and landing her dream vocation.

Maddy Westbrook // GM at Dr Libby Group, Risk, Growth mindset and landing her dream vocation.

October 15, 2020

Welcome, welcome, welcome, you are going to love our latest intrapreneur in-conversation on the Her Career Pod. Today we’ve spoken to the inimitable Maddy Westbrook, a woman whose ambition and career achievements didn’t come without taking some huge risks and pushing through challenges in her childhood. Maddy’s story of building her successful corporate career at Duco, managing $20 million budgets, suing one of the world’s biggest celebrity chefs, and pulling off New Zealand's biggest sporting events, to leaving it all for a new life, in a beachside town in Australia, is JUST.SO.CAPTIVATING! We discuss what it was like for her at 24 and being taken seriously as a young woman in the business of sport, negotiating health retreats into packages, and trusting the universe had her back. 

Maddy’s path to success isn’t linear and her story will give you insight into her contagious growth mindset and the steps she took to find her dream role in Australia as General Manager of the Dr Libby Group. She’s been a pivotal, behind the scenes player in building that business into one of Australasia’s leading health and wellness brands, including 13 # 1 best selling books, a well-recognised nutritional supplement range, online courses and sold out events. 

Despite all of her great career success, Maddy is such a humble and generous person and has the type of attitude you just want to be around all the time. We’re incredibly fortunate to actually have her as one of our Her Career mentors. We hope you enjoy getting to know this vivacious human and all her wisdom as much as we did. 

Just a quick note here, this is an occasional clicking sound the first 10 mins of this recording. Push past it and enjoy the episode! 

 

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Join us at @hercareer_ausnz, visit www.hercareer.org or join our private Facebook Group ‘Millennial intrapreneurs thriving in their 9-5’ and weigh in on any of the things we spoke about today! We’re also suckers for nice words, so, if you loved today’s show please leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts or upload a screenshot to your IG story and tag us – we really do cherish your feedback (like, so much).  

MIK & ROSEY’S D&M – The great RGB, women at work & self-deprecation.

MIK & ROSEY’S D&M – The great RGB, women at work & self-deprecation.

October 1, 2020

In this month's Her Career D&M Mikayla and Rosey discuss their fav recommendations of the month, from a nod to the great RBG to BP's new CEO, his potentially game-changing climate and business plans, and as an aside, how he got Rosey’s vote for 2020 Silver Fox, AOC, our political powerhouse icon, and her disassembly of the patriarchy during a makeup tutorial (Who's got contacts? We need her on the pod!)

We unpack EY’s 55% record rate of internal promotions for women to partner, female leadership quotas, the fundamental importance of advocating for ourselves at work and the consequence of self-deprecation for women vs men, plus the privilege of assumed-competence, and finally, we hear from a woman in our community who's juggling huge work opportunities with colleagues who have vastly-different personal values. We know you’re going to love this one!

 

Follow us on Instagram at @hercareer_ausnz, visit www.hercareer.org or join our private Facebook Group ‘Millennial intrapreneurs thriving in their 9-5’ and weigh in on any of the things we spoke about today! We’re also suckers for nice words, so, if you loved today’s show please leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts – we really do cherish your feedback (like, so much).  

Recommendations -

Katherine Ryan on iWeigh,

BP on Outrage and Optimism,

Media pieces shared -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXqZllqGWGQ

https://womensagenda.com.au/business/majority-of-eys-internal-partner-promotions-female-for-first-time/?utm_campaign=5cd3a13bffa7f10001004d0a&utm_content=5f519077eb1cc60001a94b43&utm_medium=smarpshare&utm_source=linkedin

https://www.fastcompany.com/90549580/how-to-change-the-way-we-view-womens-worth-at-work

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Tiana Epati // President at NZ Law Society, Fear & Courage.

Tiana Epati // President at NZ Law Society, Fear & Courage.

September 16, 2020

CHILLLLLS! Today on the show we have the most incredible Korero (discussion) with Tiana Epati, President of the New Zealand Law Society and Partner at Rishworth, Wall & Mathieson. Tiana rarely does interviews so we’re over here pinching ourselves that we had this chat (props to our CCO for making it happen). Tiana is one of NZ’s most highly regarded lawyers, previously working as a Crown prosecutor for over a decade, awarded Lawyer of the Year in 2019, and in October 2018, landing her biggest professional role yet - elected as the 31st President of the New Zealand Law Society.

 

In today’s chat we speak about dealing with the extra expectations on women when they land senior roles, where she draws her excellence and motivation from, waitressing and the sliding door moment that changed her career, mental health, her role during the global pandemic, mentoring, finding courage despite people saying she would never win the presidential campaign; that she was too inexperienced and too young, pregnancy and career progression, and the one piece of advice she would give to women wanting to advance their career, regardless of the profession (it’s a good one).

 

You don’t need to be a lawyer to take stock of Tiana’s leadership prowess and everything in between. This is a conversation every ambitious professional should listen to – out now on Spotify and iTunes.

 

Our friends at Hatch are sponsoring this episode (thank-you Hatch!), to receive their generous offer and invest in the world's biggest brands, click the link here https://hatch.as/HerCareer

 

Follow Tiana Epati on Linkedin or IG @tiana.epati and join us @hercareer_ausnz, visit www.hercareer.org or join our private Facebook Group ‘Millennial intrapreneurs thriving in their 9-5’ and weigh in on any of the things we spoke about today! We’re also suckers for nice words, so, if you loved today’s show please leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts – we really do cherish your feedback (like, so much).  

MIK & ROSEY’S D&M - ASX Gets Bridget, Selling Sunset and Ambition, Negotiating salaries.

MIK & ROSEY’S D&M - ASX Gets Bridget, Selling Sunset and Ambition, Negotiating salaries.

September 3, 2020

In today’s episode, we speak about the high-end fashion industry and its bubble that just popped, the low-brow goodness that is Selling Sunset and the world’s problem with women having too much ambition, Anita Kendrick and finding the attitude to push on in her career, negotiating salaries and advocating for yourself, Bridget Loudon becoming the youngest ASX 200 board member EVER (we name drop the ONE board on the ASX yet to catch up). We also chat about Tik Tok being at the heart of a geo-political dog fight and what this could mean for advertising and business growth strategies, female leadership and likability, dealing with rejection when you thought it was your dream job, and finding mentors for your career – we even share the café moment that started our professional relationship.  

Our friends at Hatch are sponsoring this episode, to receive their generous offer and invest in the world's biggest brands, click the link here https://hatch.as/HerCareer

Follow us on Instagram at @hercareer_ausnz, visit www.hercareer.org or join our private Facebook Group ‘Millennial intrapreneurs thriving in their 9-5’ and weigh in on any of the things we spoke about today! We’re also suckers for nice words, so, if you loved today’s show please leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts – we really do cherish your feedback (like, so much).  

 

 

References from today’s episode:

The Daily, episode Sunday Read: ‘Sweatpants Forever’

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Quit-Like-a-Woman-Audiobook/

https://attitudelive.com/watch/bulletproof-anita

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/31/women-more-likely-to-change-jobs-to-get-pay-increase.html

https://womensagenda.com.au/latest/bridget-loudon-becomes-youngest-asx-200-independent-director-by-joining-telstra-board/

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/timeline-tiktok-microsoft-potential-acquisition-2020-8?r=US&IR=T

https://magazine.byu.edu/article/when-women-dont-speak/

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Kristen Lunman // GM at Hatch, Money, Investing, Leadership and her career trajectory.

Kristen Lunman // GM at Hatch, Money, Investing, Leadership and her career trajectory.

August 20, 2020

We've got the delightful Kristen Lunman, General Manager of Hatch, on today's incredibly motivating episode. If you haven't already seen her work, Kristen Lunman is making waves in the financial industry, driving the boat at Hatch - the digital investing platform everyone's jumping on. Kristen has pioneered, pivoted and paved the way for democratizing investing advice and helping us step into control of the growth of our money (yes please!) We speak to her about her relationship with money and growing up with humble beginnings, her career trajectory and dissecting what we do in our work vs who we are, putting out 40 resumes and not getting a single "Yes", to finding her first foot-in-the-door opportunity. We chat about identifying when a need isn't being met in a particular role and choosing when to move on, her first leadership title at 28, leadership and how to get the best out of people, headhunting others for job opportunities, networking and her love for multi-nationals/corporate to cutting her teeth in the start up world. She tells it straight and we absolutely love her for it - introducing, Kristen Lunman. 

 

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MIK & ROSEY’S D&M -  AOC vs Yoho, Upcoming Referendums, Internal Promotions.

MIK & ROSEY’S D&M - AOC vs Yoho, Upcoming Referendums, Internal Promotions.

August 6, 2020

In our second D&M we share, and unpack, the podcasts/books/TV we're loving (ones you'll want to sink your teeth into), the shape of the media and print landscape as Bauer Australia closes 8 key titles, Cannabis legalisation and End of Life Choice (we know, political!), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being accosted by Ted Yoho and the now-famous speech she didn't prepare for, misogynistic language in the workplace, entitlement and political scandals, and finally, from our community, setting yourself up for a successful internal promotion and the 4 things to do. 

 

We're driven by our mission to inspire 1 million empowered moments for women in their career, money and network. Follow us on Instagram at @hercareer_ausnz or join our private Facebook community 'Millennial intrapreneurs thriving in their 9-5'. Thank-you for listening! 

Yang Zhang-Farhi // HR Manager, ambition, resilience and a climb to the top.

Yang Zhang-Farhi // HR Manager, ambition, resilience and a climb to the top.

July 23, 2020

Yang is an up and coming intrapreneur right in her climb to the top! Knowing her kidney transplant could fail at any time is one of her greatest career acceleration motivators. We're enthralled by her ambition, laser focus to achieve all she can in the corporate world, joining the 6-figure club and helping create positive, opportunity-filled and empowered organisational cultures for women in the workplace. She bravely opens about her health journey, diversifying industry experience, successful interviewing tips, negotiating her salary and the universe having her back. 

 

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MIK & ROSEY’S D&M - PR Plays, Netflix’s CMO, Dealing With Difficult Leaders.

MIK & ROSEY’S D&M - PR Plays, Netflix’s CMO, Dealing With Difficult Leaders.

July 16, 2020

It's our very first D&M! We've packed it with our favourite recommendations, a look into brands making the right moves during this BLM revolution, a conversation on PR plays vs fighting for real change, a global cosmetics company and a transgender model/activist/all-round powerhouse, a law firm under fire, Netflix's newest CMO and a call from a woman within our community on getting things across the line and dealing with difficult leaders. 

 

Follow us on Instagram at @hercareer_ausnz. Our friends at Hatch are sponsoring this episode, to receive their generous offer and Invest in the world's biggest brands, click here https://hatch.as/HerCareer

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