Welcome to Episode 15 of Good Will Hunters! This week I chat to Rosie Wheen, CEO of WaterAid Australia.
I firstly wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support since Season 2 kicked off a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been really enjoying recording these episodes and never take for granted what a privilege it is to chat with leaders in the sector every week, and to share my learnings with you. We’ve got a really exciting line up for season two, and I’m so thrilled to hear from more listeners every week.
Today on the show we have a woman I have admired for some time. Rosie has been on my podcast wishlist since the very beginning. She leads WaterAid, one of my favourite not for profits in Australia, and has a humble, grounded, servant style of leadership that really resonates with me. In this episode we chat about access to water, and the ways that water access impacts on gender equality. We chat about the importance of access to water and sanitation facilities for women, and we also chat about water futures. I feel incredibly passionate about access to utilities including water and electricity; it’s often a less attractive part of development when compared to discussions on health and education. But access to utilities, in particular water, can determine so much about the opportunities and the capabilities that a person will have in their life. And that’s exactly why this discussion is so important.
Rachel and the GWH Team