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Unpaused the Podcast

Unpaused the Podcast

By Judith Stewart

Unpaused is a podcast for women wanting to restart an interrupted career or mastermind a new one after an extended break from work.
// Hosted by Judy Stewart
Produced by Leonie Marsh
Sound Engineers: Lana Kristensen and Jason Millhouse //
Instagram: @_unpaused
Website: www.unpaused.net
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S7, Ep 44 - Carol Westmore: A Career Evolution

Unpaused the Podcast May 08, 2023

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S7, Ep 44 - Carol Westmore: A Career Evolution
May 08, 202335:42
S6, Ep 43 - Danielle Alvarez: Leaving Fred's: The Sequel
Nov 01, 202231:39
S6, Ep 42 - Naomi Bulger: A Writer Rights Herself
Oct 13, 202228:07
S6, Ep 41 - Eleanor Roosevelt Revisited
Aug 18, 202217:04
S6, Ep 40 - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Spectacular Unpause (you may not know about)
Aug 11, 202220:57
S6, Ep 39 - Juliet Kinsman: Fighting For The Fee
Aug 04, 202227:49
S6, Ep 38 - India Hicks: A New Chapter of Her Own Making
Jul 28, 202234:47
S5, Ep 37 - Oana Aristide: The Accidental Hotelier

S5, Ep 37 - Oana Aristide: The Accidental Hotelier

Today, I am bringing you a story that is unfolding on a small Greek island - SYROS, where author and economist Oana Aristide has renovated a run-down, neo-classical villa into a jewel box of a hotel of just 9 suites, called Hotel Aristide.

Oana’s personal story is a dramatic one. She grew up in Soviet-occupied Romania in her grandmother’s care, when her parents and sister defected - without her - to Sweden. She trained formally as an economist, a role which took her into the halls of presidential power in Bucharest, before a career in economic advisory in London and Europe. On any reckoning, in economics Oana had built the foundation of a solid professional career.

But she was busy after hours as well, writing and editing a first novel, Under the Blue, which, with some prescience, describes an epic road journey during a devastating global pandemic, brought on by the unanticipated effects of climate change. This is a classic Unpaused episode; enjoy. 

// Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineers: Lana Kristensen and Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net

May 12, 202124:37
S5, Ep 36 - Nicolette Rubinsztein: Not Guilty! Strategically Juggling Work & Home
Mar 31, 202141:13
S5, Ep 35 - Judy and Annabelle Hickson Live in Conversation
Mar 02, 202137:20
S4, Ep 34 - Mia Feasey: From coffee cart queen to Australian Woman in Design 2020... How did Mia do it?

S4, Ep 34 - Mia Feasey: From coffee cart queen to Australian Woman in Design 2020... How did Mia do it?

Ex Asian Spice Girl (yes, this band really existed) turned founder of feted interior design firm SIREN, Mia Feasey has a dazzling Unpaused story to tell. Arriving in Australia from the UK with no friends, no contacts and just £1000  in her pocket, Feasey worked 6 jobs, joining the local lacrosse team when loneliness began to tell. Little did she know how that single step would open career doors and enlarge her world. Fast forward to today - Mia won the Women in Design Award in 2020 and leads a dynamic team of mostly women in offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore, designing workspaces for the likes of Google, Uber and KPMG. She champions the working mother and is very candid about how she managed her growing empire with two babies in the early days. On top of all this, she has a message for her industry that it's not ok to trash the last fit-out without a backward glance to the environmental consequences. In a world of lookalikes, Mia is the modern professional woman with a head and heart beating to a new ethos of creative freedom and collaboration all the while recognising that we are all human, yes? It's a great story.

// Hosted by Judy Stewart // Produced by Leonie Marsh // Sound Engineers: Lana Kristensen and Jason Millhouse // Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron // Instagram: @_unpaused // Website: www.unpaused.net

Feb 02, 202136:39
S4, Ep 33 - Michelle May: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Dec 04, 202035:33
S4, Ep 32 - Souad Christina Saied: Journal Your Way to a Valuable Data Bank
Nov 24, 202033:34
S4, Ep 31 - Jane Bridge: Board Appointments Demystified
Nov 12, 202031:29
S4, Ep 30 - Emily Brooks: Life Partners - The Most Important Career Decision You Will Ever Make
Sep 17, 202029:17
S3, Ep 29 - Eleanor Roosevelt 2
Jun 25, 202006:54
S3, Ep 28 - Eleanor Roosevelt
Jun 25, 202006:27
S3, Ep 27 - Marie Daâge: License to Innovate
Jun 10, 202036:59
S3, Ep 26 - Maggie Beer: Playing the Long Game
May 28, 202031:49
S3, Ep 25 - Molly Beck and Carly Valancy: Networking by Numbers
May 15, 202029:22
S3, Ep 24 - Deborah Needleman: Reinvented by Hand
May 04, 202036:10
S3, Ep 23 - Uplifts: Recap of Fran Kelly and Gillian Nasato
Apr 14, 202007:46
S3, Ep 22 - Uplifts: Gillian Nasato - Reassurance From the Frontline
Apr 13, 202016:41
S3, Ep 21 - Uplifts: Nadine Ingram - Baking For Comfort But Staying In Business
Apr 10, 202017:34
S3, Ep 20 - Uplifts: Fran Kelly - Mastering the Newsfeed
Apr 07, 202014:29
S3, Ep 19 - Uplifts: Structure Your Day
Apr 06, 202012:11
S3, Ep 18 - Uplifts: She's Back - Julie Gibbs
Apr 01, 202011:02
S3, Ep 17 - Uplifts: Get Your House in Order
Mar 24, 202016:36
S2, Ep 16 - Season Highlights of Eps 9-15
Jan 01, 202022:24
S2, Ep 15 - Ruth Ribeaucourt Part 2: Unpausing via an Antique Ribbon Loom
Dec 25, 201935:51
S2, Ep 14 - Ruth Ribeaucourt Part 1: Unpausing via an Antique Ribbon Loom
Dec 18, 201926:09
S2, Ep 13 - Olivia Rubie: Real Beauty
Dec 11, 201917:47
S2, Ep 12 - Fiona Golfar: Soft Skills
Nov 27, 201943:36
S2, Ep 11 - Annabelle Hickson: Building a Body of Work
Nov 20, 201924:19
S2, Ep 10 - Marc Blazer: The Investor’s Eye
Nov 13, 201943:14
S2, Ep 9 - Skye Gyngell: Staying in the Middle of the Bed
Nov 06, 201940:34
S2 Teaser
Sep 20, 201900:48
S1, Ep 8 - Season Highlights of Episodes 1-7
Apr 11, 201924:32
S1, Ep 7 - Briony Fitzgerald: Taking the Long View

S1, Ep 7 - Briony Fitzgerald: Taking the Long View

From the outside, Briony Fitzgerald’s life looks like an exotic tapestry  - it's her job to weave brilliant textiles, memorable art and incredible textures into interiors that light up everyday human experiences.⁣

However, the lessons this self-made woman has learned over 40 years in the demanding industry of professional interior design are equally applicable to many aspects of a working woman’s life, whatever her calling.⁣

Acknowledging the influence of her parents on her eye and professional temperament, the importance of putting a price on hard-won professional expertise, not being taken advantage of as a woman in business, prioritising her health and the culture of her studio and pacing herself so that it doesn't all become overwhelming – all this and more in this fascinating account of a wonderful working life in the decorative arts.

Mar 31, 201925:35
S1, Ep 6 - David Prior: Reinventing Travel, Reinventing a Career

S1, Ep 6 - David Prior: Reinventing Travel, Reinventing a Career

David Prior is the founder of luxury travel club, PRIOR, which launched late last year to great fanfare across the globe. His curiosity and search for "the rare, the real and the wonderful” explains why PRIOR has been an immediate success and why David Prior is in such demand right now.

However, David's meteoric rise to the summit of travel curation was not without its challenges. Ultimately, it was his ability to reconfigure his documentary record of distinctive travel writing and imagery into a business creating experiences for others who liked his particular point of view, which distinguishes his comeback from a devastating career reversal and disappointment. 

Now on top of the world, David sits down with Judy for an intimate look at his eventful last decade and his own distinctive unpause.

Mar 24, 201936:10
S1, Ep 5 - Virginia Braden: Confidante for Confidence

S1, Ep 5 - Virginia Braden: Confidante for Confidence

Virginia Braden is one of Australia’s first artist managers, establishing her firm, Arts Management, in 1979. Representing a wide range of creative talent including opera singers, composers, instrumentalists, lighting designers… the list goes on, Virginia’s calm and sage advice has influenced the development of dozens of professional careers of countless well-known names. In this episode she discusses the sacrifices and effort involved in pursuing a career in the arts, the ramifications of early retirement usually out of an artist’s control and some of the realities facing female performers in particular.

Mar 17, 201929:22
S1, Ep 4 - Jodie Gibbens: Professional Perspectives

S1, Ep 4 - Jodie Gibbens: Professional Perspectives

Jodie Gibbens is the founder of leading London executive coach consultancy, Aesara Partners. She works with top executives, both male and female, who are looking to re-think their careers and advises on the total value they bring to their working life, not just their CV. Her practical advice and personal guidance, and her radical views on the workplace gender war makes for a must-listen. 

Mar 06, 201933:34
S1, Ep 3 - Tim Walker: Creating a Pause on Your Terms

S1, Ep 3 - Tim Walker: Creating a Pause on Your Terms

Tim Walker is the Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He explains how an intentional pause at a time of intense creative and physical burnout allowed him to explore his inner entrepreneur. It was this entrepreneurial streak that was crucial in landing him one of the top orchestral management jobs in the world. Now he shares his know how and wisdom with soloists, conductors, composers and board members all looking to get to the top or come back from a career reversal and in this episode, he shares his experiences with Judy. 

Mar 06, 201928:26
S1, Ep 2 - Julie Gibbs: The Comeback Queen

S1, Ep 2 - Julie Gibbs: The Comeback Queen

Julie Gibbs was the doyenne of the Australian publishing world when her 11-year-old creation, the Penguin imprint LANTERN, became the sacrificial lamb in a corporate merger. Julie reveals the fallout of that uninvited pause in her career and explains how she has come back stronger than ever from it with a carefully considered reinvention. Julie reveals how she re configured her creative talents and mobilised an incredibly close network of talented professionals emerging at the other end with a new business venture and a renewed zest for being back at work. 

Mar 06, 201934:59
S1, Ep 1 - Press Unpause

S1, Ep 1 - Press Unpause

Unpaused Founder, Judy Stewart, explains how the seed for the Unpaused project was first planted on International Women’s Day 2011. Renowned journalist and writer Caroline Baum probes Judy about her own pauses and restarts as well as how dramatically the opportunities for professional and corporate women to come back from the career wilderness have improved with the advent of the push for gender equality at work. We hear Judy’s thoughts on how gender equality can be as much an economic opportunity for businesses if they work to retrieve talented women who have taken a career break as it is for the women who are reengaged in the workplace in a meaningful way – that it can be a win-win for both sides.

Mar 06, 201926:36
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Feb 26, 201900:33