How do you effectively drive change? In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso talks bravery, gender equity, and the advantages of being difficult with Dr. Francesca Maclean, a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in STEM. As a champion, mentor, sponsor, and multi-dimensional human being, Francesca is breaking barriers for gender equity in STEM and encouraging people to be brave, step up, say something, and do something.
This Week We Explore:
Francesca's honest process for creating space for deep thinking and exploration
Why "being difficult" has fueled her work in disrupting the status quo
Her journey in effectively driving change, especially in areas where people think they've already achieved change
Why bravery and discomfort are critical in advancing her efforts
The fascinating revelation of what success looks like for her in the next 2 years
Have you stopped to consider who might be falling through the cracks of COVID-19? Penny Locaso joins Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Innovation Leader Abiola Ajetomobi as she shares the effect of COVID-19 on those seeking asylum.
To celebrate Mother's Day and share a story that has already inspired 8,000+ people on LinkedIn, I decided to invite my amazing Mum, Sandra Reed, onto the Human First podcast couch. Since COVID-19 hit I have been committed to sharing stories that uplift and encourage a little more joy into our days. This week is no exception.
How important is creativity and it's expression to humans? This week Penny Locaso is joined by Actor, Singer & Producer Blake Bowden. Blake shares the effect of COVID-19 on the arts industry and the unconsidered implications for a workforce that is casual in nature.