A new podcast examining the hurdles women face in work and life has just been released by the University of Melbourne, with an impressive line-up of guests featured over eight episodes.
The Women Are the Business podcast by the University’s Faculty of Business and Economics, links new research and real life experiences to dig into the truth of women’s working lives. It explores everything from paid parental leave to financial independence and the impacts of unpaid work.
Podcast host Sophie Thomas notes in the trailer that with access to so many researchers uncovering cutting edge new insights on gender and the workplace, they’ve got plenty of scope to dig into some of the big questions affecting our working lives.
“Over eight episodes, we’ll be talking to our researchers, as well as past students who have changed the game in the business world. We’ll be digging into the real causes of pay gaps, the broader impact of chores, how women think about power, and the importance of financial independence,” she says.
The podcast is part of a series of profile pieces, research analysis and video content shared on the Faculty’s ‘Women Are the Business’ homepage, offering a wide range of insights on how women work and live.
The eight-part series features candid interviews with CEOs, political leaders, gender-equality advocates and professors. Guests include former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, along with World Vision CEO Claire Rogers, former MP Jenny Macklin, WGEA Director Libby Lyons and Jan West, the first female partner at Deloitte Australia.
Listen to the trailer for the series below, including some quick takes on some of the insights shared across the series from Libby Lyons, Jen Overbeck and Leah Ruppanner.
We’ll be featuring stories on all eight episodes of this podcast here on Women’s Agenda, thanks to our partnership with the University of Melbourne.