Women In Leadership is set up to advance and encourage more women to put themselves forward for leadership positions where they can make a difference. Women make up 51% of the population and yet are under represented in most walks of life for a variety of different reasons many historic and no longer relevant.
Greater, more equal gender diversity makes economic sense in business, makes for more equitable representation in politics, smarter more balanced decision making in organisations and leaner start-ups in technology. Gender diversity at board level, in the media, in banking, in broadcasting is not just a wishful ‘nice to have’ it has to become a key objective for the development of society.
Dr. Madeleine Albright the former US Secretary of State speaking at a lunch in 2013 advised professional women to:
“look around the room at the faces of your colleagues and remember that there is a special place in hell reserved for women who refuse to help other women.”
This podcast is a vehicle for women who have made it to leadership levels to share their wisdom and insights with others, both men and women who want to make gender equality a priority.
How this podcast came about
Having made a BAI funded radio documentary for Newstalk in 2014 called ‘Leading Women’ we realized that there is a wealth of experience out there from strong women who have valuable information to share with other women and men who are juggling careers, family and other commitments.
Many valuable insights from the original interviews for the documentary could not be fitted in to the one hour radio documentary so the podcast gives you the option to listen to edited longer form versions of the original interviews. We have continued to add new podcast episodes with interesting insightful contributors from women in Ireland and from all over the world as out audience grows.
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About Angie Mezzetti
Angie Mezzetti is a Dublin born journalist, documentary producer and broadcaster with a passion to see more women represented at senior decision making levels in all kinds of organisations.
A former RTE Newscaster Angie set up the Ocarina production company to make independent productions as well as documentaries for both radio and television.
Angie writes occasionally for the Irish Times Health and Family section and she also teaches media at DFEi in Dun Laoghaire. She is a graduate of Economics and Politics from Trinity College Dublin and previously worked in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital as a Development Officer for the Research Foundation CMRF. Angie also previously worked with Aer Lingus.
Angie has presented and produced ‘Banking On Women’ and ‘Leading Women’ two BAI Broadcasting Authority of Ireland funded radio documentaries for Newstalk 106-108fm. Her documentary ‘Mrs Findlay’s Broadwood Square Piano’ for RTE has been selected as a finalist in the New York Festivals Radio Program Awards 2017. The documentary was broadcast on Lyricfm on the Lyric feature and was funded by the BAI also.