This week we wrapped up season one of Drive, our latest podcast in partnership with Uber Eats. Each week, 9News journalist and TV presenter Georgie Gardner spoke to accomplished and interesting women about their careers.
We’ve recapped each episode with these incredible women, including their top recommendations. They’ve shared everything from where to dine in South Australia, the books currently sitting on their nightstand, and the first place they’ll be visiting post-Covid. If you’ve missed an episode of Drive, now is your time to catch up and take notes.
Julia Gillard on resilience
Georgie Gardner chats with former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard about dealing with sexism, the misogyny speech, and how we create a world where female leadership is welcomed not chastised. Julia’s book Women and Leadership is available wherever you get good books. Her podcast is A Podcast of One’s Own.
- The Book Review podcast by The New York Times
- World vs Virus podcast
- Australian horror movie Relic
- Star of Greece and the Victory Hotel restaurants in South Australia
Aminatou Sow on the joy and complexity of friendships
Georgie Gardner and Call Your Girlfriend’s Aminatou Sow chat about the joy and complexity of friendships, the need for open conversations about salary, and following your gut when it comes to career decisions. Aminatou’s book Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close is available wherever you get good books. Her podcast with Ann Friedman is Call Your Girlfriend.
- Cumulus Inc restaurant in Melbourne
- The works of Toni Morrison and Helen Garner
- Who? Weekly [podcast]
- The New York Times podcast Still Processing
Rachel Griffiths on finding her own pace in life
Kellie Clenton on leadership in a time of upheaval
Georgie chats to Kellie Clenton, Head of Delivery Partner for Uber Eats across Australia and New Zealand, about what effective leadership looks like in a Covid-19 world, why the path to coveted senior roles is often not linear, and why knowing yourself is just as important as the skills you bring.
- Travelling to Kakadu National Park with Patagonia on the bucket list
- Eat at BRAT and Barrafina in London
- Stay at Town Hall Hotel in London
- Shop by strolling around Shoreditch and Spitalfields
- Order Uber Eats from The Char Rotisserie in Bondi, Sydney
- The book Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
- The Sam Harris Making Sense podcast
Deborra-lee Furness on creativity in a new world
Georgie chats to Founder of Adopt Change, actor, director and passionate children’s rights advocate Deborra-lee Furness about why communicating important issues is often best done through art, embracing imperfection and not letting fear stand in the way of life’s pursuits.
- The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
- When The Body Says No by Dr. Gabor Maté
- Brene Brown’s Unlocking [podcast]
- Russell Brand’s Under the Skin [podcast]
- Selected episodes on Goop [podcast]
- Locanda Verde in Tribeca, New York
- Lucien in East Village, New York
- Ricotta hotcakes at Bill’s in Sydney
Tanya Hosch on fighting for change
Georgie chats with AFL’s General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy, Tanya Hosch about why stubbornness and persistence can be great allies in leadership, the importance of doing what’s right rather than what’s popular, and the pain she felt watching the Adam Goodes documentaries.
- Outer Sanctum podcast
- TV – Insiders, Offsiders, Kath and Kim, Black Comedy
- Movies – Little Miss Sunshine and Australian films like Kenny and The Castle
- Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale
- Peel Street restaurant
- The Greek on Halifax
- Art Gallery of South Australia
- Adelaide Central Market, particularly Lucia’s for coffee
- The Botanic Gardens and Mount Lofty Gardens
Danielle Alvarez on leading with kindness
Georgie chats to Fred’s head chef, Danielle Alvarez about leading an award-winning restaurant with compassion rather than aggression, her sliding door moment and the thing in her kitchen she can’t live without.
- Weekly produce boxes from Sift in Sydney
- The apple galette in Danielle’s new cookbook Always Add Lemon
- Unpaused [podcast]
- Having a cast iron pan in your kitchen
Aubrey Blanche on belonging
Georgie chats to Culture Amp’s Global Head of Equitable Design & Impact Aubrey Blanche (aka the Mathpath) about how her experiences of discrimination cultivated great empathy, why belonging is more important than inclusion in the workplace, and what leadership should look like in 2020.
- Culture First podcast
- Signal app
- The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House by Audre Lorde
- Any book by Pema Chodron
- Aubrey’s Good Reads list
Shivani Gopal on knowing your worth
Georgie chats to entrepreneur Shivani Gopal from The Remarkable Women and Upstreet about why ambition shouldn’t feel like a dirty word, the freedom that comes with bucking social norms, and how to ask for what you deserve.
Alexandra Smart on staying true to your values
Georgie chats to Co-founder and Managing Director of GINGER & SMART Alexandra Smart about starting a company without financial backing, structuring business around family and creating a brand with sustainability at the heart.
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