In this special episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Steve Kuper is joined by Nathalie Sarlin, co-founder and director at Buzzworks and the 2023 Australian Defence Industry Awards Female Defence Leader of the Year winner.
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The pair begin discussing Nathalie’s journey from lawyer to defence industry business owner, mother and innovator.
They also discuss the challenges facing women in executive leadership roles in the defence industry, the hurdles to climbing the ladder, and the exciting opportunities available in the sector.
The pair also discuss the importance of awards programs like the Australian Defence Industry Awards for recognising the growing role women play in Australia’s defence industry.
Finally, the pair discuss the growth trajectory of Buzzworks and its history as a veteran-owned business, shaking up the innovation cycle for the Australian warfighter.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect Team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 424: PODCAST: Bringing together Defence, industry, and academia to drive innovation – Dr David Kershaw, DSTG
Episode 423: PODCAST: Unpacking the role and responsibilities of Parliament’s oversight committees
Episode 422: SPOTLIGHT: How cyber security is essential for the delivery of AUKUS Pillar I, with CyberCX’s Alastair MacGibbon
Episode 421: SPOTLIGHT: Securing freedom of manoeuvre in the electromagnetic spectrum, with DEWC Services CEO Allan Dundas
Episode 420: SPOTLIGHT: Driving efficiency and security in Australia’s defence industry, with Dassault Systèmes’ Francois Mathieu and Shaun Edsall
Episode 419: SPOTLIGHT: Enhancing the training continuum, with CAE’s Simon Ancona
Episode 418: PODCAST: Shaping the Australian Navy’s future fleet, with Professor Peter Dean, United States Studies Centre - University of Sydney
Episode 416: SPOTLIGHT: The sky’s the limit with AUKUS – Northrop Grumman Australia
Episode 415: SPOTLIGHT: AUKUS, frigates and the future of the Royal Australian Navy, with Babcock Australasia CEO Andrew Cridland
Episode 414: SPOTLIGHT: Getting match fit – enhancing the ADF’s maintenance, sustainment requirements with KBR’s Nic Maan