This bundle is a tribute to the power of the feminine. In the pages of these issues you will find stories of strength and resilience, of empathy and tenderness, of radical challenges to the status quo, of the trials and tribulations of womanhood, and above all, what it means to be an empowered woman in today’s world.
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Our special “The Future of Power” themed issue spotlights some gloriously accomplished women—OzHarvest founder Ronni Kahn preaches a generosity-based work ethic, Taiwan’s digital minister Audrey Tang pioneers radical transparency in politics and powerhouse global head of Oxfam International Winnie Byanyima speaks to the importance of hard work. Conversations with Joel Solomon and Charles Foster also feature.
In this issue we chat with former Prime Minister of Denmark—the country’s first female leader—Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who is now CEO of Save the Children International. We also speak to the force behind Melbourne’s famous Moroccan Soup Bar, Hana Assafiri, who is fighting to challenge the global mistrust behind the relationship between women and Islam. We also spotlight the extraordinary Tim Winton, Cedar Anderson and Tim Urban.
Successful music and television star Clare Bowditch speaks with Dumbo Feather about Big Hearted Business, the organisation she founded to help talented people build successful and sustainable careers. Alys Fowler shares her insights into slow gardening—a practice that focuses on the process not the sudden transformation—and the lessons of patience, empathy and interconnectedness that it entails. We also chat with Ira Glass, Jaron Lanier and Rachael Kohn.
We sit down with humanitarian, media host, author and co-founder of Women for Women International, Zainab Salbi as well as Rhea Dempsey an internationally-renowned midwife famous for her earthy pragmatism that speaks to protecting the primal space between mother and baby. Saamdu Chetri, Paul van Zyl and Tyler Brule also appear across this issue.