Podcast S2 Ep4: Michelle Dixon

In this special International Women's Day episode of the Performance Leader's podcast, Ray D'Cruz speaks with former CEO of Australian law firm, Maddocks, about women in leadership.

March 8, 2021

Ray D'Cruz
Performance Leader

My guest for our special International Women's Day episode of the Performance Leader's podcast is Michelle Dixon. Michelle is the former CEO of the Australian law firm, Maddocks. In this episode we discuss:

  • the opportunities and challenges of leading a law firm
  • the pathway into and out of the CEO role for Michelle
  • if gender influences leadership style
  • the scrutiny that comes from being a woman in leadership
  • advice to other women seeking leadership roles in law

About our Guest

Michelle Dixon is a partner of national law firm Maddocks.  She was previously the firm's CEO until September 2020.

During her time as CEO, Maddocks was recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equity Agency (WGEA).  Michelle was named one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence in 2015.  She was the 2016 recipient of the Victorian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership and received the award for Executive of the Year in the 2016 Lawyer's Weekly Women in Law Awards.  In 2019 she was named as NSW Women Lawyers’ Change Champion of the Year.

Michelle is a member of the Advisory Board of The Nature Conservancy Australia and of the National Advisory Board of Women & Leadership Australia.  She is also a director of Global Sisters Limited and InLife Independent Living Limited and a Member of the Legal Practitioners Liability Committee.

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