FEMALE LEADERSHIP IN MALE SPORT with Marina Go

If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?

“It’s time that male sporting codes had targets for female leadership to sort out some of the poor behaviours. As a former Chair of Wests Tigers NRL club, I’ve got a lot to say on this topic and believe it’s time sporting codes start viewing their Clubs more like a business.”

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Marina Go is as dynamic as they come. Such an impressive human and it was just wonderful to reconnect with her once again. 

Marina is one busy lady! She’s currently the Chair of Netball Australia, Ovarian Cancer Australia and The Walkley Foundation, and a non-executive director on the boards of Energy Australia, 7-Eleven, Autosports Group, Pro-Pac, Adore Beauty and Booktopia. She was recently appointed to the board of Transurban. 

She is a member of UNSW’s Business Advisory Council and ANU’s Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership (CAAL) Advisory Board, and author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders. Boss magazine named Marina as one of the 20 True Leaders of 2016. 

Marina has over 30 years of leadership experience in the media industry, having started her career as a journalist. Her media exec roles are extensive and she was also the former chair of the West Tigers NRL Club - which we’ll get more into today. 

Marina’s media executive roles included Private Media CEO and Head of the Hearst JV at Bauer Media and held leadership roles at ACP, Fairfax and EMAP Australia. Marina is also a former Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club, Chair of the Super Netball Commission and was the inaugural Chair of the UTS Centre for Media Transition Advisory Board. 

She is a member of O’Connell Street Associates, Chief Executive Women (CEW) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). 

Marina has been actively progressing equitable outcomes for women and culturally diverse Australians in her working life and as a volunteer for more than three decades.  If you can’t tell, you’re about to hear from one incredibly impressive lady. Our conversation is real, authentic and interesting as Marina has had one phenomenal career. But what I hope you also hear is that she’s a really lovely person. Genuine, articulate about her values and such an advocate for women. It’s an absolute pleasure to have her on the show - please enjoy this wonderful conversation with Marina Go. 

Connect and find out more about Marina here;-

We talked about Marina’s new publication, a collaboration with some of her mates - find it here: Tonicmag.com.au

Links and Social Media 

LInkedin: linkedin.com/in/marinago

Twitter: @marinasgo

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