307: Dr Kirstin Ferguson

Dr Kirstin Ferguson is an Author, Activist, and Australian Corporate Heavy-Hitter from Brisbane Australia. 

She is Deputy Chair of the ABC and is an Adjunct Professor at the QUT School of Business and has previously been CEO of a global health and safety organisation.

Formerly an administration Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force after graduating Dux of her Air Force graduating class at the Australian Defence Force Academy - on graduation, Kirstin was posted to an F-111 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley as an Administration Officer.

Kirstin also, quite famously - started the Twitter Hashtag #celebratingwomen. By profiling 757 extraordinary women Kirstin began to reframe the conversation around powerful women on that platform. 

She’s since co-written a book called Women Kind, which explores that adventure in greater detail which I thoroughly recommend you read. 

Kirstin and I recorded this at the Betoota Advocate studios, and I learned a valuable lesson that day. If you’re ever meeting someone who’s ex-military, if you’re not ten minutes early, you’re five minutes late. 

I need to up my game. 

If you like what you hear, please engage with Kirstin on Twitter and IG @kirstinferguson

And enjoy this chat with Dr Kirstin Ferguson.


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