WOA! Women On Air
Summary: A podcast celebrating and championing women who are taking risks, making waves, and challenging the status quo in their fields. Join me as I interview women making their mark in communities all over New Zealand - they’re innovators, leaders, changemakers,
In this episode, Rowan talks to Cheryl Doig, a leadership futurist. They discuss what it means to be a 'futurist', and what futures thinking involves. Cheryl shares some great tips for new leaders, and her thoughts about what it takes to be at the cutting edge in whatever your field of business or expertise may be.
Zoe Hobson is the CEO at Runaway Play, an independent game developer and publisher making beautiful games inspired by the natural world. Runaway Play is located in Dunedin with 30 staff and makes games for players from all over the world – Runaway games are played by over a million people every month. Zoe has a strong background in the media industry. She has worked in game production, film production, digital media, print media and television over the last fifteen years. She was awarded the ‘Future Business Leader’ award at the 2014 Obiz Awards, the 'Rising Star' award at the 2018 NZ Game Awards and was recently awarded the 2020 'Industry Pillar' award. She has been a speaker at NZGDC, was selected to speak at GDC in San Francisco in 2020 (pre-covid!), is a board member for NZGDA and Startup Dunedin and is a key contributor to Runaway’s #GirlsBehindTheGames campaign.
Kate Wright - Founder of Intentio Business Design - Kate's mission is to help 1000 women quit the commute. In this episode, Rowan talks with Kate Wright about her work as a "business coach for rebels". They discuss how modern workplaces are evolving, and how to take the plunge, quit your job and become your own boss!
Heidi Renata is the Founder and Chief Energy Officer of INNOV8HQ. Her illustrious career spans over 20 years, with 13 years at the forefront of technology in the ICT sector. Born and raised in the small South Otago settlement of Milton, Heidi, most commonly known as Heid's, was the sporty chatterbox at school, and her ambition in life was to find a career path that enabled her to socialise and travel the globe with intent to bring positive impact to business and communities.
In this episode, Rowan talks to Cheryl about her role as CEO of a highly successful company. They discuss the innovative VR project Cheryl is working on with inmates at the local prison, and what the future of the IT industry holds for us all.
02 - Phillipa Dick - Founder of HatchPBL - In this episode, Rowan and Phillipa discuss the rise of Project Based Learning in New Zealand, STEAM, and driving long-haul trucks in Africa! This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz
In this week’s episode Rowan talks to Laura Borrowdale, editor of Aotearotica, NZ’s only journal of erotic literature, poetry & art, and author of ‘Sex, With Animals’, her new collection of short stories launched with great success last week in Christchurch by Dead Bird Books. Laura talks about the way she navigates her multiple roles of woman, feminist, mother, teacher, writer and editor, along with how she approaches challenges and others’ perceptions along the way. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz