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INSIGHT: Celebrating female participation in the Navy — Rear Admiral Katherine Richards, head of Navy engineering

Katherine Richards

In this episode of the Defence Insight Podcast, Rear Admiral Katherine Richards, head of Navy engineering, joins host Phil Tarrant to recognise the contributions of women in Defence in celebration of International Women’s Day.

In this episode of the Defence Insight Podcast, Rear Admiral Katherine Richards, head of Navy engineering, joins host Phil Tarrant to recognise the contributions of women in Defence in celebration of International Women’s Day.

 

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RADM Richards discusses her career journey, noting the shift in attitudes towards female participation in the Royal Australian Navy.

The 30-year veteran goes on to explain how female contributions to the warfighting effort have evolved, now playing a “central” role in achieving Australia’s defence and national security objectives.

RADM Richards warns against complacency, noting the importance of ongoing work to entrench new norms in the culture of the Royal Australian Navy.

The Rear Admiral concludes by discussing her role as head of Navy engineering, and her contribution to supporting Defence’s strategic objectives.

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The Defence Connect team

INSIGHT: Celebrating female participation in the Navy — Rear Admiral Katherine Richards, head of Navy engineering
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Episode 254: INSIGHT: Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on foreign affairs, defence and trade – Senator David Fawcett
Episode 253: PODCAST: Discussing the past and future of RAAF after its centenary
Episode 252: INSIGHT: Examining the relationship between Defence and civil society — Major Cate Carter from the Australian Defence College
Episode 251: INSIGHT: Proposing an alternative plan for Defence — Meryl Swanson, shadow assistant minister for defence
Episode 249: INSIGHT: Journeying through Australia’s military history — Dr Will Davies, author and historian
Episode 248: PODCAST: Identifying solutions for modern warfighters — Chris Dixon, Australian Defence Apparel, and Rob Orr, Bond University
Episode 247: PODCAST: Harnessing local capability to realise growth potential— Mark Burgess, managing director and CEO of Quickstep
Episode 246: PODCAST: Supporting naval capability at home and abroad — Rear Admiral Clint Thomas AM, CSC
Episode 245: PODCAST: Unpacking the impact of changing regional dynamics

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