This week we chat with two amazing Christian women CEOs: Melissa Lipsett, CEO of Baptist World Aid Australia,
and Clare Steele, CEO of Compassion Australia. Melissa and Clare have unique but similar journeys to the top of Christian social justice organisations. They share about what it takes to lead as a woman, the value of mentoring and how we can make more room at the leadership table for women.
"Take a risk. What's the worst that could happen?"
"If porridge is good for your kids for breakfast, then it's also good for dinner."
These pieces of advice were passed on from Melissa Lipsett to upcoming leader Clare Steele.
Today, both Clare and Melissa are CEOs of Christian social justice organisations.
On this episode they share about the grit and determination, as well as the sacrifices, it takes to get to the top.
They also discuss the importance of mentoring in their own lives, as well as for other women.
And they tell how their skills and passions are now being employed to lift women and children out of poverty.
Melissa - A Church Called Tov: Forming a Goodness Culture That Resists Abuses of Power and Promotes Healing by Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer and Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Julia Gillard.
Clare - The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ by Fleming Rutledge and Canoeing the Mountains by Tod Bolsinger.
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Run Like a Woman shines a light on the experiences of ordinary Australian Christian women.
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