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Ruth McGowan

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A look at grassroots rural politics with Ruth McGowan

Over the Fence

In this episode we talk to Ruth McGowan, an expert on getting people elected to politics. Ruth grew up on a farm in north-east Victoria. She later worked as a senior scientist for the Victorian government, and as mayor she helped lead her community through the 2009 Black Saturday bushfire disaster. We spoke with Ruth about growing up on the farm and what led her to become passionate about grassroots politics. Over the Fence is a podcast from Farmers for Climate Action. FCA is a movement of farmers, agricultural leaders and rural Australians working to ensure farmers are a key part of the solution to climate change. You can find FCA online at farmersforclimateaction.org.au or on social media as Farmers for Climate Action.

40mins

13 Aug 2020

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Bushfires and climate change - impact in the board room: Get Elected with Ruth McGowan

Take on Board

Today on the Take on Board podcast, Helga speaks with Ruth McGowan about getting elected to government, after all, local, state or federal governments are just another form of Board.They’ll be talking about the governance challenges in elected positions, how to get elected, office politics and more.This interview was recorded in late 2019. Since then, Australia has been in the middle of a ferocious the bushfire season. Since Helga has been doing this series on climate change bushfires, and its impact in the boardroom, she thought revisiting this discussion with Ruth would be helpful.In this updated conversation with her we find out how she and her community are. And we also gain some additional insights from her about how getting elected can help to ensure that the science of climate change is heeded in government. It's a call to action for us all. If we care about these issues, we need to be part of the solution and go get elected.Ruth McGowan assists leaders in the local government and public sector to learn how to become more politically astute at work in the community and engaging with elected representatives. She trains leaders in the public sector to boost their political intelligence, which helps them understand office politics.She's written the book, Get Elected, on campaigning for political office. She's passionate about gender equality and improving opportunities for women, and she co founded Honour a Woman, an organisation to advance equality in Australian honours. She's also a member of the board of the Victorian Women's Trust.We'll start with the update and then go into the main interview. So you might notice a change in the audio as we chop and change between the two interviews. But I know that that additional information that we got from Ruth will be of incredible value to you.Contact Ruth or find out more about her:https://ruthmcgowan.com/Boards Ruth is on:Victorian Women's Trust - https://www.vwt.org.au/Resources from this episode:Get Elected - https://ruthmcgowan.com/book/Linkedin to Jack and Jill - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/linkedin-to-jack-and-jill/id1474808296Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund - https://www.gerf.org.au/FOR MORE INFORMATION:Join the Take on Board community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TakeOnBoard/Follow along on Twitter: @TakeOnBoardHelga’s Board Kickstarter and Board Accelerator programs: https://www.helgasvendsen.com.au/eventsDetails about the 2020 Board Accelerator program: https://www.trybooking.com/BGYIYFor more information about Helga Svendsen: https://www.helgasvendsen.com.au/Interested in working with Helga? https://www.helgasvendsen.com.au/workwithmeTo contact Helga: helga@helgasvendsen.com.au

43mins

28 Jan 2020

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Ruth McGowan with #auspol live podcast

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58mins

29 Nov 2019

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#341 - Reframing Politics With Ruth McGowan OAM

The Daily Talk Show

On today's episode of The Daily Talk Show we're joined by Ruth McGowan OAM. Ruth has more than 25 years of experience working in state and local government delivering change as a community activist. As a Board member of the Victorian Women’s Trust, Ruth fosters and celebrates inclusivity and diversity. A passionate advocate for women, Ruth co-founded the Honour a Woman movement in 2017 to seek gender equality in the Australian honours, our national awards. Ruth was also awarded an Order of Australia Medal for outstanding community leadership after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfire disaster. We discuss: Ruth's extraordinary contribution to society The need for diversity in politics The power of youth Electoral campaign mistakes Seeing actual change Advice for young voters The place for comedy in politics Ruth's book, Get Elected Ruth's election day plans Ruth McGowan's website: https://ruthmcgowan.com Buy Ruth McGowan's book, Get Elected: https://ruthmcgowan.com/book About Bloody Time: https://vimeo.com/331740457 Here She Is, a directory of women or non-binary people achieving great things: https://www.vwt.org.au/directory Honour A Woman: https://honourawoman.com The ABC Voting Compass: https://votecompass.abc.net.au/ Political comedian Sammy J: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/sammy-j Watch today's episode of The Daily Talk Show podcast at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D3KqU4_Zd8 Subscribe and listen to The Daily Talk Show podcast at https://www.thedailytalkshow.com/ Email us: hi@thedailytalkshow.com Send us mail: PO BOX 400, Abbotsford VIC 3067 A conversation sometimes worth recording with mates Tommy Jackett & Josh Janssen. Each weekday, Tommy & Josh chat about life, creativity, business and relationships — big questions and banter. Regularly visited by guests and friends of the show! This is The Daily Talk Show. This podcast is produced by BIG MEDIA COMPANY. Find out more at https://bigmediacompany.com/

1hr 3mins

7 May 2019

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#341 - Reframing Politics With Ruth McGowan OAM

The Daily Talk Show

On today's episode of The Daily Talk Show we're joined by Ruth McGowan OAM. Ruth has more than 25 years of experience working in state and local government delivering change as a community activist. As a Board member of the Victorian Women’s Trust, Ruth fosters and celebrates inclusivity and diversity. A passionate advocate for women, Ruth co-founded the Honour a Woman movement in 2017 to seek gender equality in the Australian honours, our national awards. Ruth was also awarded an Order of Australia Medal for outstanding community leadership after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfire disaster. We discuss: Ruth's extraordinary contribution to society The need for diversity in politics The power of youth Electoral campaign mistakes Seeing actual change Advice for young voters The place for comedy in politics Ruth's book, Get Elected Ruth's election day plans Ruth McGowan's website: https://ruthmcgowan.com Buy Ruth McGowan's book, Get Elected: https://ruthmcgowan.com/book About Bloody Time: https://vimeo.com/331740457 Here She Is, a directory of women or non-binary people achieving great things: https://www.vwt.org.au/directory Honour A Woman: https://honourawoman.com The ABC Voting Compass: https://votecompass.abc.net.au/ Political comedian Sammy J: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/sammy-j Watch today's episode of The Daily Talk Show podcast at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D3KqU4_Zd8 Subscribe and listen to The Daily Talk Show podcast at https://www.thedailytalkshow.com/ Email us: hi@thedailytalkshow.com Send us mail: PO BOX 400, Abbotsford VIC 3067 A conversation sometimes worth recording with mates Tommy Jackett & Josh Janssen. Each weekday, Tommy & Josh chat about life, creativity, business and relationships — big questions and banter. Regularly visited by guests and friends of the show! This is The Daily Talk Show. This podcast is produced by BIG MEDIA COMPANY. Find out more at https://bigmediacompany.com/

1hr 3mins

7 May 2019

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Episode 36: Ruth McGowan

Rise Productions: Irish Theatre Podcast

As she launches her first festival as Director of Dublin Fringe, we caught up with woman of the moment Ruth McGowan. Here she chats about growing up surrounded by amateur drama in Donegal, studying for a masters in Theatre, her magical year in New York, working with literary greats at the Abbey, and now taking the reigns at Fringe. It’s the Rise Productions: Irish Theatre Podcast, Series 2, Episode 36 – Enjoy!

50mins

13 Jul 2018