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What motivates you?

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What motivates you?

Q: What motivates you?

A: I am a very motivated person with a desire to achieve. I like winning, but I am strangely not competitive with others. I compete with my own list of goals. I plan ahead, to a timeframe, eg. two years, five years etc. That causes me to push myself to meet the goals that I have set myself.

My father helped me to believe in myself from young age. He always told me that I could do anything that I put my mind to. He never spoke of gender or socio demographic barriers. So I never considered them until confronted with them in the workplace. I pushed ahead through blind faith in myself.

Since becoming a mother 23 years ago, I have been motivated to succeed for my sons. I have wanted to make them proud of me.

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Marina Go

Marina Go is Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club, a non-executive director of Autosports Group and author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders. She was previously GM of Hearst Australia at Bauer Media. Boss magazine named her as one of 20 True Leaders of 2016. Marina has over 25 years of leadership experience in the media industry including senior leadership roles at Fairfax, Pacific, Emap, Bauer and Private Media, where she was CEO and founder of the career women’s website Women’s Agenda. She is a director of digital startup Daily Siren, and also a member of the Advisory Boards of the Walkley Foundation, The Australian Republican Movement and Women’s Agenda.