Leading Women
Leading Women
Feb 13, 2023
Angela Priestley and Tarla Lambert, Co-founders, Agenda Media on early career uncertainty to tapping into their purpose and finding their flow.
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Angela Priestley,  Publisher & Co-founder, Women’s Agenda & Agenda Media, and Tarla Lambert, Editor in Chief & Co-owner, Women’s Agenda & Co-founder, Agenda Media on early career uncertainty to tapping into their purpose and finding their flow, how ambition and drive got their foot in the door while collective empowered realism and entrepreneurial spirit propelled their growth and impact.


Key Insights

(02:07) How did they start her leadership journey?

Angela had always been interested in current affairs and news; she realised she wanted to be a journalist while in school. Angela started Women’s Agenda as the founding editor and after a couple of years was offered a management buyout of the publication which she accepted. Tarla, like Angela, didn’t necessarily seek out to be an entrepreneur but also had an interest in the news and politics. Tarla worked alongside Angela and formed a good working relationship and eventually partnered together to continue Women’s Agenda.

(08:33) What are some of Tarla and Angela’s leadership lessons?

Tarla learnt career plans do not have to be linear and that it’s OK to experience many twists and turns. Tarla’s greatest leadership lesson is to be naïve to avoid feeling overwhelmed by the big tasks. She also advises to make sure people know you are there by being obnoxious as it has led her to have some amazing opportunities in her career journeys such as meetings with the country’s biggest CEOs. Angela advises to find your purpose. Purpose will drive you throughout your career and will be your motivation.

(29:17) What tools can Angela and Tarla share to the audience to add to their Leadership Toolbox?

Angela shares to the audience, read the news and know what is going on, attach yourself to a mission and use that mission to help determine your values, who you will work and won’t work with, the line you will and won’t cross and for what purpose. Tarla reiterates, finding your purpose is the most important, really think about what you want to do, where your values lie and that will help guide you.


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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