The Word V

Tara Ladd

The Word V is a straight-shooter podcast that generates real conversations about the systemic issues surrounding working women, business ownership, and motherhood.

Business, and the challenges encountered as a young woman - feat. Jarrah Brailey
Jun 20 2022
Business, and the challenges encountered as a young woman - feat. Jarrah Brailey
Being a young woman and starting a business is a challenging feat. In this episode, I speak with Jarrah Brailey, founder and head woman over at Digital Marketing agency SBJ Studios.Jarrah started her company at age 19, and has spent the last 4 years building a social media marketing agency, a team of 5, and a portfolio of incredible clients from all over the world. Social media is her jam, and she has worked with hundreds of brands, helping them achieve amazing things through the power of strategic social media marketing and paid advertising.Ironically, the growth her company has experienced would absolutely not have been possible without social media itself (both paid and organic). She has demonstrated first hand what can happen when you *humanise* your social media marketing and communicate the story, values and vision that make your brand different. Jarrah has made it her mission to spread that impact to brands of all backgrounds.Every brand has a story worth telling, a journey worth sharing, and a loyal community waiting to listen. And at SBJ, it’s Jarrah’s job to bring these to life.And, guess what?She's offering an amazing 20% off for The Word V listeners, which is valid until 31 July 2022. For more, click the links below.Corporate Training1:1 TrainingYou can find Jarrah at:Instagram @sbj.studiosLinkedin sbjstudiosFacebook sbjstudiosWebsite sbjstudios.com.auJoin the conversation with me over on:Instagram @iamtaraladdLinkedin tarajoyladdWebsite taraladd.com
We need to change the parenthood narrative - feat. Georgie Dent
Apr 25 2022
We need to change the parenthood narrative - feat. Georgie Dent
What if Australia was more progressive around our policies around parental leave and early childcare? How would that affect families, and the whole country, on a wider scale? In this episode, I speak with  Georgie Dent, founder of The Parenthood. She dives into all of the benefits and statistical evidence around the earlier years and how detrimental it is to change our current system.Georgie Dent is a prominent and passionate advocate for women’s empowerment, families and children. She is the executive director of The Parenthood, a not-for-profit parent advocacy group representing over 77,000 parents, carers and supporters. When she’s not parenting or sleeping she is campaigning for free quality early childhood education and care and adequate paid parental leave.The former lawyer is a regular guest on ABC's The Drum, The Today Show and The Project and has made appearances on Q&A, Lateline, Weekend Sunrise, Studio 10, and Sky News. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday Life, Marie Claire, The New Daily and Harpers Bazaar. She has researched and published work on subjects from parental leave equality, violence against women, childcare, sexism, pay equity and women in leadership.Georgie is the best-selling author of Breaking Badly, a memoir that was published by Affirm Press in May 2019. Annabel Crabb described it as ‘funny, shocking, beautifully written … a fascinating account of one woman’s hand-to-hand combat with her own mind’.She lives in Sydney with her husband and their three daughters.You can find her at:Instagram @theparenthoodFacebook The Parenthood ProjectTwitter the_parenthoodTwitter georgiedentBuy Georgie's book 'Breaking Badly' here. Read the Smart Company article I referenced Sexual discrimination at work needs to end, and small businesses can lead the way here. Join the conversation with me over on:Instagram @iamtaraladdLinkedin tarajoyladdWebsite taraladd.com
Dealing with the diagnosis - feat Shanny Fitzgerald
Apr 18 2022
Dealing with the diagnosis - feat Shanny Fitzgerald
There are various things that you can encounter as a parent, a diagnosis to an illness or disability is one of them. In this episode I'm chatting with Shanny Fitzgerald on the Autism diagnosis of her son Reef, I also share my relatability, on the diagnosis of Biliary Atresia with my son Ari.More about Shanny: Wild Spark is a dynamic, balls-to-the-wall copywriting studio working with whip-smart upstarts around the world from a lil’ slice of radness called Brisbane, Australia.Founded by Shan Fitzgerald, a bold, plucky, profesh-ish writer and former English teacher who knows her shit from her shiz, Wild Spark specialises in personality-fuelled copy for charismatic, human-AF brands that fly off the shelf. (Screen. Box. Whatever.)Shan's trademark #NoBS words have been used to sell scratch-made chicken nuggets in Los Angeles, featured on kid-friendly dinnerware sold in Japan, plastered (no pun intended) across witty wine bottles in New Zealand, and given life to sass-mouthed candles gracing the shelves of MYER stores Australia-wide.When she's not helping rad products get noticed for all the right reasons, you can find her talking about books 'n' booze on her podcast F*ck Your Book Club, posting snarky memes on her Insta (#ShamelessSelfPromo), or loving hard on her scuba instructor hubby, Dan, and adorable, amazingly Autistic son, Reef. Find her at:IG: WildsparkcopyIG: FckyourbookclubWebsite: wildsparkcopy.com.auJoin the conversation over on:Instagram @iamtaraladdLinkedin tarajoyladdWebsite taraladd.com