Friends With Money #3: Colleen Callander - Leader By Design

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Fashion industry icon Colleen Callander is a "leader by design", which happens to be the title of her new book.

She believes leadership is something everyone can learn. In her book, she shares her insights from 30 years in retail, including 13 years as CEO of popular fashion brands.

Her experience runs from leaving school at 16 to suffering burnout from her workaholic ways to moving up the ladder and not being afraid to ask for her worth.

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Callander left the retail world in 2019 to experience the next chapter of her life - to follow her passions and travel - but when COVID-19 hit she launched a new business, which happened to be in the right place at the right time.

She now mentors and coaches others to achieve their own success.

In this episode of Friends With Money, Colleen Callander takes the hot seat to talk about money.

The Friends With Money podcast is also available on Apple Podcasts, the Google Play store, Spotify and all major podcast platforms.

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Julia Newbould is the managing editor of Money magazine and is one of the hosts of the Friends With Money podcast. She was previously editor of Financial Planning and Super Review magazines; managing editor at InvestorInfo and at Morningstar Australia. Julia co-authored The Joy of Money, a book on women and personal finance. She holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney where she serves on the alumni council.

Colleen Callander is the founder of Mentor Me Women and the author of Leader By Design. She is a former Sportsgirl CEO with more than 30 years of experience in fashion and retail.