Erin Riley – communicator, PhD researcher, community activist, and mum

This time our guest is someone I’ve known for years via a group of policy wonks who used to meetup in Sydney pubs. Erin Riley is a communicator, PhD researcher, community activist, and mum. She shared with us some insights into her life as a carer, PhD researcher, small business Continue Reading

Helena Dix – Maker of melodic noises, Aussie diva, and quarantine queen

On this episode we had a chat with Australian opera singer Helena Dix while she and Annie are in the same COVID quarantine hotel in Sydney. Helena shared some fascinating insights into the early years of her career, how she is working to make opera a better place for the Continue Reading

Dr Amy Coopes: hack-turned-quack, doctor, journalist, parent

Our guest this time is Dr Amy Coopes – journalist, writer and editor at Croakey News, a social journalism collective for health, and a junior doctor with the Victorian Rural Generalist Program. We had a fascinating chat that ranged from journalism in a post-truth and post-consequence world to the life Continue Reading

Kim Crawley – Cybersecurity writer and autistic advocate

Our guest on the pod today is Kim Crawley, who got her start in cybersecurity via an interest in malware. She shared about her career journey, and about her experiences as a neurodivergent person who is also a self-advocate for the autism community (check out the hashtag #ActuallyAutistic) . Kim Continue Reading

Lynn Dang – developer of people, diversity champion, supporter of refugees

Our guest this time is Lynn Dang – she is focused on making a difference by shifting the dial on diversity in the workplace and on helping refugees. She had a challenging start as a refugee after the Vietnam War, got a start in technology, and now has an amazing Continue Reading

Isabelle Kingsley – researcher, educator and science communicator

This time our guest is Isabelle Kingsley. She is passionate about science communication and education. Isabelle started out as a high school science teacher but later switched gears and worked as a science communicator and educator. We had a great chat about how she was a born teacher – giving Continue Reading

Dr Desirée Kozlowski – researcher on pleasure and human resilience

This time our guest is Dr Desirée Kozlowski. She has done some fascinating research on the importance of emotional intelligence in clinical settings, and on gender roles, and she also teaches undergraduate psychology at Southern Cross University. We had a wide ranging discussion that included how to find your happy Continue Reading

Michelle Duval – Life Coach, Author, Serial Entrepreneur

Michelle Duval is the founder and CEO of Fingerprint for Success – a startup that has done research into “statistically significant differences between the attitudes of successful entrepreneurs and business owners, and the rest of the working population”. Michelle wanted to use these insights  to help entrepreneurs and business owners Continue Reading

Joan Westenberg – award winning Australian PR director, contemporary writer, and creative

This time on Conversations with Annie & Kate our guest is Joan Westenberg, she is an award winning Australian PR director, contemporary writer, and creative. Joan is also a staunch advocate for trans inclusion and runs a site called Transgender Inclusion that provides an open source tech focused transgender inclusion Continue Reading

Associate Professor Gemma Carey – researcher, academic, and author

This time our guest is Dr Gemma Carey. She is a researcher, academic, associate professor, and author. We had a fascinating discussion with Gemma about how lives are messy and complex, and how we can find a way through. Annie and I are going to adopt one of Gemma’s sayings Continue Reading

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