253: Clarity on Values and Purpose with Megan Dalla-Camina

Jul 10, 2024

There's no denying the patriarchy is alive and well. In this episode I am talking with Megan Dalla-Camina about how we can notice the gender bias that is holding us back and what we can do to become empowered, embrace our power - and rise!

Megan Dalla-Camina is the Founder and CEO of Women Rising and a world leading expert in women’s leadership. A celebrated coach, influential writer, researcher and advocate for change, Megan is known for her brave and refreshing approach to women’s empowerment, wellbeing and leadership. Megan fuses a 20-year career as an executive and multi-billion dollar strategist for corporate heavyweights including IBM, GE and PwC with deep academic credentials and more than a decade of researching, teaching and leading gender diversity and women’s leadership initiatives around the world.

Megan is also a best-selling author and will launch her next book, Women Rising, on August 28th 2024. Leading publisher, Wiley, has announced its acquisition of the global rights to the book. Her work has also been featured in hundreds of media outlets globally including Forbes, Fortune, Psychology Today, CNN, Inc, Fast Company and Thrive Globa. In 2023, Megan was recognised as B&T's ‘Woman of the Year’ and ‘Mentor of the Year’ and won the 2024 Telstra Best of Business Awards in the Accelerating Women category (NSW).

Women Rising fast facts:

  1. Fast-tracked the careers of 6,700 women in just three years
  2. Participants from 660 global organisations including Atlassian and Microsoft
  3. Women across 66 countries have completed Women Rising programs

In a society that often marginalizes aging women, we emphasize the positive aspects of aging and the empowerment that comes with it. Defying societal narratives, they celebrate the wisdom and confidence that midlife can bring. Megan highlights the importance of staying connected to one’s purpose and taking proactive steps towards one’s goals, regardless of age.

Here are the things we learned from this episode:

  • Gender bias affects women's daily lives significantly. Recognize its existence and find ways to navigate through an empowered life.
  • Being clear about your values and purpose is vital for leading any business. Always ask, "For the sake of what?"
  • Entrepreneurs must prioritize self-care, set boundaries, and establish non-negotiable renewal practices to maintain wellbeing.
  • Incorporate daily micro-habits like short walks or brief meditations to boost long-term wellbeing and productivity.
  • Midlife can be the most powerful and fulfilling period for women. Embrace the opportunities that come with aging.
  • Be aware of patriarchal structures that create barriers. Education and empowerment are key to overcoming them.
  • Build your purpose by following small, actionable steps rather than waiting to see the entire path.
  • Combining scientific research with holistic practices provides a comprehensive approach to leadership and empowerment.
  • Embrace continuous learning through both formal education and personal development to stay innovative and impactful. 


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