Run Like a Woman

Around the table are two Baby Boomers, a Gen Xer and two Millennials – women from different eras and cultural experiences. What might we have in common and what can we learn from each other?

Show Notes

Our three guests share their unique experiences and perspectives on being a woman at work, in the home and in the church.

Maryanne Davis discovered that Parliament House was a boys' club long before Brittany Higgins. When Maryanne started work there 40 years ago, it was "an incredibly sexist place". Fortunately, God had other plans for Maryanne. She went on to become a school principal, teacher and mentor who has impacted the lives of thousands of girls.

Diana grew up in Uganda with her single mum, three sisters and brother. Her mum was the only woman in the neighbourhood who worked outside the home. Now Diana is passing on her mum's example as a "strong, independent and confident" woman to her own children.

Amy went to an all-girls school in Melbourne and worked hard to become a lawyer. But when a work retreat ended with the suggestion to visit a strip club, Amy's values as a woman and a Christian were challenged. She has since left the legal profession and now runs her own well-being business that helps Millennials to flourish.

We chat with these women about prejudice, glass ceilings, headship and their hopes for the future, as well as what International Women's Day means to them.

Top Two
Bec - 'Live Life Well' podcast by Amy Leong and 'Ms Represented with Annabel Crabb' on ABC ivew
Penny - 'Fixing Her Eyes' website.

What is Run Like a Woman?

Run Like a Woman shines a light on the experiences of ordinary Australian Christian women.

From stories of resilience to practical advice, women share about their lives and how their faith has guided, sustained and grown them.

Hosted by Penny Mulvey and Bec Abbott, Run Like a Woman is part of the Eternity Podcast Network, which thousands of listeners tune into every week.

We hope this podcast will offer you encouragement, community and inspiration.

“Hearing raw, honest stories from other Christian women is a truly powerful thing. Even if their experience is different to mine, I have found it relatable and often healing. It resonates with me for a long time afterwards." – a Run Like a Woman listener