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Leadership Worth Sharing podcast

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 lively conversations with guests sharing their personal leadership experiences.

1 September 2020

Leadership worth sharing, episode #14: Listen to your comms team

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In this episode, Vicky speaks with Adeela Warley, CEO of CharityComms, the membership body for communications professionals in the charity sector. Adeela talks about why civil society leaders should listen to their comms colleagues, the positives and challenges of creating a collaborative campaign and why things should not go back to business as usual when we get out of the other side of the pandemic.
17 June 2020

Special podcast episode: Home Truths

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To accompany the report, we produced a special episode of the ACEVO podcast, conducted by ACEVO's head of policy Kristiana Wrixon. Kristiana talks to Dr. Sanjiv Lingayah, lead author and Voice4Change England associate, and Sufina Ahmad, director at John Ellerman Foundation and a member of the ACEVO race advisory group.
18 May 2020

Leadership Worth Sharing, episode #13: Sarah Hughes

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In this episode, Vicky speaks to Sarah Hughes, chief executive of the Centre For Mental Health. Sarah talks about why we need to tackle the power dynamic in charities, how Scarlett O’Hara and Amazon boxes can help us contain our anxiety as leaders and the positives we can keep from this pandemic that will help us build a better workplace.
5 April 2020

Leadership Worth Sharing, episode #12: Raven Bowen

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Vicky speaks to Raven Bowen, CEO of National Ugly Mugs. NUM is an organisation that provides support to sex workers who have been victims of crime. This is the first episode of the podcast recorded remotely, as we are all working from home in the middle of the Covid-19 crisis. From her bedroom, Raven talks about the challenges the pandemic poses to the community she serves, how she uses the lessons of agile working to keep the team laughing, and what she’s learnt as a chief exec about the dangers of friendly fire.
2 March 2020

Leadership Worth Sharing, episode #11: Aleema Shivji

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In the first episode of 2020, Vicky speaks to Aleema Shivji, executive director at Humanity & Inclusion. Aleema describes her career journey from physiotherapist to charity chief exec, shares her experience of navigating the shift from the operational to the strategic, and reveals how home-made banana bread holds the key to inclusion in the workplace.
18 November 2019

Leadership Worth Sharing, episode #10: Girl Dreamer

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In the last episode of 2019, Vicky speaks to three fantastic women: the founders of Girl Dreamer Kiran Kaur and Amna Akhtar, and the CEO of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, Nicola Brentnall. They talk about how girls of colour are seen in our society, why disruptors make the best role models and how you can find leadership in all sorts of different circumstances – including longboarding in the streets of Birmingham.
27 October 2019

Leadership Worth Sharing, episode #9: Tessy Ojo

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In this episode, Vicky speaks to Tessy Ojo, chief executive at The Diana Award, a charity that builds on Princess Diana’s belief that young people can change the world. They talk about the hope the next generation of leaders offers, why it’s OK to drop a ball when we need to, and how Beyoncé gives the best leadership advice.
29 September 2019

Leadership Worth Sharing, episode #8: John Rendel

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Vicky Browning speaks to John Rendel, founder of PEAS, a network of over 30 secondary schools in Uganda and Zambia which transforms lives by providing high-quality secondary education to children who would otherwise struggle to go to school. John has recently moved on to his new role of director of grants at The Peter Cundill Foundation. In this episode, they talk about delegating leadership and using power to empower others, why trusts and foundations should ditch restricted funding for good, and why we need to balance innovation with doing the boring things better.
8 September 2019

Leadership Worth Sharing, Episode #7: Debs McCahon and Sarah Welsh

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Today is a first for the podcast, as Vicky Browning is speaking to two leaders: Sarah Welsh and Debs McCahon, joint CEOs at Woodcraft Folk, a charity that runs cooperatively with children, young people and adults working together to learn about the world and develop skills and confidence. They talk about why the organisation decided to have two chief execs, and what it takes to do it successfully.

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