Staying productive in a virtual-first environment with Dropbox's Laura Ryan
Dropbox's director of international human resources talks exclusively to UNLEASH about the success of the organization's new ways of working. After Laura's conversation with Allie Nawrat last year, it was great to get back in touch with Dropbox to see how it's made a difference to their business. By the way: The world's HR conference and expo is back! Don't miss out on UNLEASH World in Paris this October.
Season 7, Episode 1 - Meaty issues in run up to COP26 - Sarah Millar and Laura Ryan
Quality Meat Scotland Podcast
COP26 is the latest UN Conference for Climate Change taking place in Glasgow from 31st October to 12th November. The event will bring together scientists, politicians and campaigners form around the world to map out decisions which will likely have a great impact on the Scottish Agriculture industry. Sarah Millar, Director of Market Intelligence and External Affairs for QMS is joined by Laura Ryan, CEO of Lavenpark Consultancy and Global Chair of Meat Business Women to discuss what work is going on in the industry ahead of COP26 and what we can expect from the conference.
Laura Ryan - The Seemingly 'Impossible' SolarPunk House
Laura is a woman on a mission. In my mind, she is a true SolarPunk. Fed up with the snail pace speed of development seen in the city of Sydney, in which we both reside, Laura has taken on the seemingly impossible project of retrofitting her Newtown workers cottage and turning it into an urban off-grid oasis. Seeking to use 'The Impossible House' as a demonstration of what can be achieved in the heart of our cities, she has embarked on a complex journey of design and construction synergy. Spending her surplus time coordinating with various architects and tradespeople, Laura has managed to corral a team of skilled individuals from future-thinking organisations in an attempt to make the impossible, possible. I feel this won't be the last time we hear from Laura, as the adventure she has embarked upon has a lengthy future. Thankfully she is happy to share her learnings with us as it is her intention to develop a template for anyone looking to live and thrive in the SolarPunk cities of our hearts desire. You can follow her journey on the gram @theimpossiblehouse and on her feature website theimpossiblehouse.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/solarpunkpermaculture/message
Do Bonds Still Diversify Equities? with Dr Laura Ryan - Head of Research at Ardea
Fixated: The Fixed Income Podcast
In this episode of Fixated: The Fixed Income News Podcast - Dr Laura Ryan (Head of Research at Ardea Investment Management) sits down with Elizabeth Moran to discuss key aspects of her recent paper - Do bonds still diversify equities? They also discuss Ardea’s Real Outcome Fund available to retail investors.
L2S E16: Laura Ryan on Strategic Networking and Meat Business Women
Lead to Soar
Guest Bio: Laura Ryan BA (Hons), MSc, DipM MCIM Laura has a First-Class Honours in Marketing and a Masters in Management and has also achieved Chartered Marketer status via the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Laura joined the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) in 2007 after successfully launching premium beef & lamb brands within a large butchery business in the North East of England. Working her way through the ranks she was appointed as Sector Strategy Director for Beef & Lamb Board in 2015.She led the strategic review and development for the Beef & Lamb sector in England by identifying key challenges and opportunities which deliver long term growth. Last year Laura successfully launched Lavenpark, her own consultancy business which is working with levy boards, government and commercial companies to achieve greater success through improved industry insight, connectivity, business development, marketing, and communications. Laura is the founder and global Chair of Meat Business Women which launched in 2015. It has recently been recognized by the United Nations with Laura presenting on the contribution Meat Business Women makes to the global Sustainable Development Goals. Link Meat Business Women Episode Quotes On Strategy -- “Don’t let folks tell you that it’s more complicated than that. Understand, do the research, understand where you are now, what’s the ambition, what’s the macro-environmental impact, what are your competitors doing, get the research, get the data, and then map out a road map.” - Laura Ryan “Strategic networking is essentially about generosity and reciprocity, but we have to invest time in it. And [we’re] debunking the myth that your networking is turning up to conferences or after work functions with mediocre wine and dreadful canapes... It’s genuine care, but also having that strategic intent. And being able to say – this is where I want to be able have an impact in my industry, my sector, wherever it may be.” -Michelle Redfern "I think the networking piece is really important... investing in your network, in your personal board.” - Laura Ryan “Be brave and push yourself outside your comfort zone.” - Laura Ryan
Building a community as a consultant - with Laura Ryan
The Leading Story
This week I’m chatting with Laura Ryan - marketing expert and founder & global chair of Meat Business Women, a professional group for women in the meat industry. Straight from university Laura, a self-confessed ‘townie’, found herself in the male-dominated meat industry. Fast forward 20 years and her consulting business, Lavenpark, provides strategic marketing, planning and insight for governments, levy boards and commercial organisations Five years ago, Laura noticed she was often the only female in the room at senior level meetings. This inspired her to set up her passion project, Meat Business Women to help showcase the industry as a destination for female talent. Today Meat Business Women is THE global networking group for women working in the meat industry and is recognised by the United Nations. It has more than 5,000 community members across Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and USA. Laura is clearly a role model for women in the meat industry and beyond. I loved our conversation and I hope you will too. You’ll hear us chat about: How COVID has fast-tracked the way we work and communicate - opening opportunities for consultants now we don’t have to be physically in the room How following your passion can deliver remarkable results, even without a clear long-term strategy How to build confidence and variety and manage risk, through a portfolio approach to consulting Why it’s vital to the health of your business to build and nurture your network Resources mentioned in this episode: Connect with Laura on LinkedIn Follow Laura on Twitter Meat Business Women website Find out about Meat Business Women membership Book: How Women Rise by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith Want to start creating your own compelling brand story? Join my FREE 7-day email mini course and start building your story in just five to 10 minutes a day.
The guest in our third episode of the Creative Flow podcast series hosted by Kim Marie McKernan and Anthony Billoni, is Laura Ryan, a change agent forging new ground in the area of strategy and creativity. As an Advisor to the President, she responsible for Business Analytics and Strategy at Heritage Christian Services and uses the tools she learned in her Masters in Creative Studies and Change Leadership every day. Laura candidly discusses the reality of using creativity in large, complex organizations as part of an ecosystem for both strategy and implementation. As an engineer, she regularly combines Creative Problem Solving (CPS) with agile and lean methodologies to use the right approach for the situation. We also explore outcomes her organization has achieved such as reducing the time to onboard new employees from 20 to 5 days and how employees feel about the process. Equally important is Laura’s sharing her own creative journey and approach to creative flow. Don’t miss this episode to learn how Laura is changing the world.