Welcome to Episode 38 of Good Will Hunters!
THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY THE INTREPID GROUP, THE TOUR COMPANY PROVIDING SUSTAINABLE, EXPERIENCE RICH TRAVEL.
This week I chat to Julia Newton-Howes, CEO of Investing in Women (IIW)and former CEO of CARE Australia. Julia has been living in the Phillipines over the last couple of years, and recently moved back to Australia to continue her role as CEO of IIW. She managed to squeeze me in for an interview in the midst of moving!
Julia and I chat about the economic (and social) value of gender equality for businesses, why IIW targets the formal sector rather than the informal sector, the work of business coalitions in Myanmar, Vietnam, the Phillipines and Indonesia, gender transformative legislation, and designing aid programs with commercial outcomes.
Julia’s heartfelt comments at the end of this interview are so important – a must listen for everyone who cares about aid and equality.
[Royalty free music by Ben Sound]