Talk It Out!

The Women’s Agenda team of Angela Priestley and Georgie Dent host a range of dynamic guests and discuss ideas on shifting the dial for women at work.

Episode #047 - Talk It Out - Is breaking the glass ceiling worth the glass cliff?

Season 2 | Episode 20 - Is breaking the glass ceiling worth the glass cliff?

Angela Priestley and Georgie Dent discuss some top stories from the week on Women’s Agenda

That’s the phenomenon that sees women appointed to leadership roles when the risk of failure is often at its highest point.

We talk about it particularly in the context of women replacing men in a leadership roles, when the man has been ‘removed’ or ‘resigned’ due to unacceptable behaviour.

We also talk ‘Glass Cliff’ in reference to Georgie’s piece this week, noting that “not even men behaving badly gives women a fair shot at leadership.”

We share some stats and ideas on the phenomenon, and attempt to ask the question: would you take on a new role, if you knew the risks of failure in the position were unacceptably high?

We also discuss books! And the huge pile that’s landed in the office written by Australian women that we can’t wait to get stuck into.


Angela Priestley & Georgie Dent

Angela Priestley is the Publisher and founding editor of Women’s Agenda and Georgina Dent is a journalist, editor and MC. Both are passionate advocates for workplace gender equality and diversity.

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