In Conversation with Sharyn Williams, CFO of G8 Education

Today’s guest is Sharyn Williams, CFO of G8 Education.

In this episode you will hear how Sharyn was impacted by Covid. G8 Education is a company that runs a number of childcare centres around Australia, so this past year and a half has been very difficult. We speak about that at length.

Other topics we discuss include:

– How Sharyn’s team reacted to Remote Working during Covid.
– How Sharyn got her first shot at leadership when she was playing sport for Australia.
– How and why Sharyn thinks that leadership can come from anywhere and from people without leadership titles.
– What happened when she was thrown in the deep end throughout her career.
– How having imposter syndrome. She also talks about how it has helped in some ways.

This episode is Co-Hosted by BRISCA Managing Director Sumith Dissanayake, and Jack Ferguson.

2:20 What is G8 Education?

3:25 When did you know that Covid was going to be an issue?

6:50 What was your sporting career like?

12:55 What was your first leadership opportunity?

15:30 Did you enjoy leading early on in your career?

17:35 When did it occur to you that you don’t have to have a title to be a leader?

23:00 Do you think there is such a thing as too much education?

24:50 How did you go with dealing with someone so different to you?

27:25 Had you accepted that you were a leader yet in your career?

30:00 Do you seek feedback on your leadership?

31:25 How did you come to be the CFO of G8?

33:40 What does the future look like for yourself?

37:50 Why do you think education isn’t valued as much as it should be?

39:30 What would you go back and tell your younger self?


Where to find G8 Education:

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Where to find Sharyn Williams:

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Co-Hosted By Sumith Dissanayake (

Co-Hosted By Jack Ferguson (

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