Future Women is interviewing women on their motivations and inspirations in a new 10-part podcast series Drive hosted by 9News journalist and TV presenter Georgie Gardner.
The podcast features interviews with a range of diverse women including actor Rachel Griffiths, podcaster Aminatou Sow, the AFL’s Tanya Hosch, chef Danielle Alvarez, designer Alexandra Smart, Culture Amp’s Aubrey Blanche and Adopt Change founder Deborra-Lee Furness.
Episode one, available on July 29, sees former prime minister Julia Gillard discuss her new book, Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons, co-authored with economist Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Gardner, a highly experienced TV host, says she has always wanted to try podcasting. “I really warmed to the longer form of story-telling and jumped at the opportunity to work with the Future
Women team. The diverse array of women I have chatted to were as delightful as they were interesting,
and I relished the chance to immerse myself in their worlds and learn from their experiences.”
Future Women founder Helen McCabe says Drive was another brilliant collaboration with Nine talent following the success of Next Generation Innovators with Sylvia Jeffreys and then Brooke Boney.
“Georgie’s warmth and curiosity translated beautifully to this format and we are so proud to be releasing Drive with her at the helm,” McCabe says. “We began work on this while everyone was in lockdown which enhanced our desire to produce something uplifting and inspiring. Georgie Gardner is so well known on one level as a News Presenter and Breakfast TV Host, our hope with Drive is for the audience to get to know her a little better.”