A Sounder Life Episode 3 with guest Natalie Ferguson

A Sounder Life - Musings of a Serial Founder with interesting and inspirational guests

13-11-2022 • 1 hr 43 mins

Kia ora!

Welcome to Episode 3 :)

Still playing with formats but I’m particularly excited about this episode with my first guest - Natalie Ferguson.

As per the “run and gun” format of A Sounder Life, we started with an Agenda which went out the window pretty much after we started talking.

Instead, we began a chat around Nat’s research, passion and purpose to create solutions for improving the metrics around women in leadership.

There was too much goodness in the chat so I didn’t want to edit any of it out hence my opening ramble is shorter than normal in this episode.

Special Guest Bio - Natalie Ferguson
(there would have been a photo if I could have worked out how to shrink it to fit)

Nat is a fellow Sounder - she’s spent her career starting and scaling tech companies. After a successful exit from Hatch in December 2021, Nat got curious about the future of work. The stats reflect her experience - diverse organisations perform better, yet globally, women still make up just 8% of corporate CEOs and 29% of board seats. Combining the lack of progress in gender equity with global megatrends towards hybrid, flexible, purposeful work, this is a problem that’s time has well and truly come. Powrsuit is the start of her solution; a community adopting a fresh form of leadership - one that’s better for people, profit and the planet.

Ramblings - supporting links

Shit workplaces make you sick
The US Surgeon General makes the first official warning alongside things like the Zika virus and Covid 19 that Toxic Workplaces have a clear and negative connection to many physical and mental health ailments
Link to article

Gen Z influencers riff on the good and the bad of Tik Tok
Insights about the world’s fastest-growing social media platform from those that have experienced it directly both from the heady acceleration of their personal brands to stardom to blatant censorship around political issues. Certainly got me thinking:
Link to documentary

John's Blog based on his talk at Semi Permanent
Link to Blog