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Lead to Soar

Aug 1, 2022

Lead to Soar! is a production of A Career that Soars

This episode features all four hosts of A Career that Soars together to answer the questions of ACtS members and Lead to Soar listeners.

Join Amal Yusuf, Mel Butcher, Susan Colantuono, and Michelle Redfern and benefit from their combined collective wisdom. We discuss career planning, asking for a salary increase, dealing with sexual harassment, questions to ask in a job interview, and much, much more.  For more advice, support, and the tools and techniques to have YOUR career that soars, join us in A Career that Soars, read Susan's books, and, of course, listen to the back catalog of Lead to Soar episodes.


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The global online platform for women who are serious about unlocking, showcasing and reaching their full leadership and career potential. 

A Career that Soars creates safe spaces for women to stop, breathe and reflect. It enables women to learn, connect and advance towards a life and career that soars. Our mission is to provide more women in more workplaces access to leadership and career development experiences and the mentorship and camaraderie of a supremely supportive women's network. 

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Bio for Michelle Redfern

Michelle is the founder of Advancing Women, an enterprise providing research and advisory services on workplace gender equality, inclusion and diversity. She is co-host of A Career that Soars! the founder of women’s network Women Who Get It  co-founder of CDW (Culturally Diverse Women) and host of the Lead to Soar podcast.

Michelle is an experienced Non-Executive Director with Board and advisory roles in the finance, sport, for purpose and supply chain sectors. She is a proud Ambassador for Flexible Working Day and Girls Uniform Agenda. She has held executive leadership roles at ASX & FTSE listed companies NAB, Telstra and Serco during her 30-year corporate career.

Michelle is a Graduate of the AICD, holds an Executive MBA (Distinction) and holds various accreditations in organisational diversity and coaching. She is an in-demand speaker and is a regular contributor to the discussion and advocate for gender equality and inclusion in sport and business workplaces.


Bio for Mel Butcher

Mel Butcher is a consulting engineer focused on growing business through serving enterprise industrial clients in the environmental, water, and sustainability spaces.  In her free time, she is a host inside A Career That Soars! and on the Lead to Soar! podcast where she supports women in achieving their highest career ambitions. Mel is a goal advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in the engineering and industrial world. She also gives time to supporting young engineers early in their career. Reach out here.