Our Leadership Worth Sharing podcast champions the dedication, professionalism, quality and expertise of civil society leaders and the role and impact they and their organisations have in public life. The podcast has an interview format, with ACEVO CEO Vicky Browning having lively conversations with guests sharing their personal leadership experiences and talking about what leadership means to them. 

Episode #5: Ruth Taylor

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Vicky Browning meets Ruth Taylor, CEO of the Abortion Support Network. ASN provides information and support for women from Northern Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar who need to travel abroad to access an abortion. They talk about the power of stories, the challenge of working with charity founders and how leaders need to work on the business, not in the business.

Episode #4: Duncan Dunlop

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In this episode, Vicky travels to Glasgow to meet Duncan Dunlop, chief executive of Who Cares? Scotland, the charity that supports, connects and advocates for care experienced people. They talk about listening to the voices of people with lived experience, how to turn an organisation into a movement, and what happens when you host a love rally on the streets of Glasgow.

Episode #3: Kate Lee

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In the third episode, Vicky meets Kate Lee, CEO of CLIC Sargent, to talk about the lies we tell ourselves that make us feel good as leaders, what true collaboration means, why we have to be brave in setting goals and learning from failure, and why we should be better at handling the hot potato that is charity chief executives' salary.

Episode #2: Josh MacAlister

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In the second episode, Vicky meets Josh MacAlister, CEO of Frontline, to talk about why and how he started Frontline at an age where he was still eligible for a young person’s railcard, how Nelson Mandela helped him tackle his self-doubt and how real leadership is about enabling freedom and responsibility and then getting out of the way.

Episode #1: Alison Lowe 

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For our first ever episode, ACEVO CEO Vicky Browning travels to Leeds to meet Alison Lowe. Alison is the CEO of mental health and well-being charity Touchstone, as well as a local councillor. They talk about celebrating difference, mental health, co-production and how leaders need to give themselves permission to not be perfect.