Leading Women
Leading Women
Sep 25, 2022
Shivani Gopal, CEO and Founder of The Remarkable Woman on how women bursting with ambition and ability must be the rose and the gardener of their career.
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Shivani Gopal, CEO and Founder of The Remarkable Woman, on how women bursting with ambition and ability must be the rose and the gardener of their career, continuously standing out while nurturing their growth.


Key Insights

(01:59) How did Shivani start her leadership journey?

Shivani believes that we all have an opportunity in our lifetimes to step up and to lead and that that moment can come at any point in time. For Shivani, it came very early on in life when she was about five years old, with her family saying to her, as a girl in order to survive, there are a lot of things that she can and can’t do. She challenged this and unknowingly at that point, became a crusader for the rights of women and girls.

(17:09) What’s next for Shivani and The Remarkable Woman?

When Shivani looks at the marketplace that’s there for women, she sees so many talented women who are bursting with not just ambition but also capability and capacity, but the kind that is untapped and unnoticed. She thinks the next thing for her is to make sure that she can help foster a world where women can better match with the kind of role that they are made for. Additionally, Shivani would love to make a dent in using technology to get more women into more diverse, technological and leadership roles.

(21:21) What tool can Shivani share to the audience to add to their Leadership Toolbox?

Shivani wants to leave listeners with a way in which they can craft their own purpose statement. She recommends to follow a process that she teaches at The Remarkable Woman, which starts by thinking about your early life, the beautiful moments that stuck with you, and how those moments made you feel and why they were so important. Then consider any hard or tough experiences in your life that have really shaped you. Trace those two things together, and then pair it with your passion for the future, and ask yourself what it is that you want and what emotions are going to drive you there? Those three things fused together create your purpose statement.


Important Resources and Links

If you’d like to learn more about how CommBank is supporting the growth of women in business visit https://www.commbank.com.au/women-in-focus.html  

Host of the Leading Women podcast, Shivani Gopal is a serial entrepreneur, speaker and advocate on a mission to create a more equal world. She’s recognised as a leading business thought leader helping professional women navigate their careers, businesses and financial success.

As the Founder and CEO of The Remarkable Woman and Co-Founder of Upstreet, Shivani was recently awarded the 2022 NSW Excellence in Women's Leadership Award and the Top 50 Small Business Leaders award, As a dedicated advocate for gender equality and for closing the wealth gap for everyday Australians, Shivani launched “Equality 2050”; a campaign to achieve gender equality within our lifetimes. If you’re interested in learning more about Shivani visit her website: https://www.theremarkablewoman.com.au/

The Leading Women podcast is proudly brought to you by Commonwealth Bank.  The series is produced by Nicole Hatherly, recorded at RadioHub Studios with post production by Cooper Silk and Iain Wilson.

Things you should know: Guests featured in the podcast are speaking from their personal experiences only. As this podcast has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on the content consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. CommBank does not necessarily endorse the views of a particular individual or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.

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