This season we'd love you to meet three Australian women who created their own opportunities, became the firsts in their fields and took the lead with empathy, optimism and resilience.

Trailblazers: First Ladies shares the stories of Rachael Robertson (Antarctic expedition leader, best-selling author and keynote speaker), Leah Heiss

(designer of the world's first modular hearing aid) and Lydia Lassila (five-time Olympian and Olympic medallist) about what it takes to be a great leader.

In 2004, Rachael Robertson, then a Park Ranger, came across a job ad seeking leaders with empathy, resilience and optimism to lead a year-long expedition in Antarctica. Despite having no experience or knowledge of Antarctica, but well equipped with the requisite traits, she decided to give it a shot.  

 

Three months and one gruelling boot camp later, Rachael was on her way to leading a team of up to 120 people at Antarctica’s Davis Station –

one of the youngest expedition leaders and only the second female at the station- in the harshest and most isolated place on earth - with no way in or out.

 

Now an in-demand international keynote speaker and best-selling author, Rachael shares her unique insight on jumping in the deep end, leading with empathy and having no regrets.

 

 

Watch the video to hear Rachael's story:  

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the video to hear about  Rachael's winter style: