Episode #30: Are women rewriting the rules?


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We’ve seen female leaders applauded for their responses to the global pandemic. Female activists driving the agenda on climate change, period poverty and everything in between. And laws being reformed in support of gender equality all around the world.

From politics to the boardroom, women are flipping the narrative that empathy and warmth indicate weakness. They’re telling other women looking up at them – if I can do it, you can do it too.

There’s lots to celebrate. And we’ve come so far. But there’s still lots to do.

We live in a world where more women are in poverty. Girls are more likely to drop out of school. And at work, women are less likely to be in leadership roles and subject to different rules.

So what’s it like to break through into the spaces men dominate? How does it feel to be outnumbered? What can we learn from those who’ve done it? And why are there rules that need breaking anyway?

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re joined by Katie Houldsworth, Deloitte UK’s Women on Boards lead, and Suzie de Rohan Willner, CEO of slow fashion brand Toast, to find out how women are writing their own narrative in the workplace and beyond.

Tune in to our International Women’s Day special to find out:

  • Why there’s more to success than just working hard
  • Who Katie's and Suzie’s female role models are
  • Why it’s important to speak up and claim your ideas
  • What rules our guests are rewriting

Hosts: Lizzie Elston and Ethan Worth

Guests: Katie Houldsworth, South East Public Audit group lead and Women on Boards lead at Deloitte UK, and Suzie de Rohan Willner, CEO of Toast

Technical support: Deloitte’s Creative Studio

Original music: Ali Barrett

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