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International Women's Day with Natalee Leach

Updated: Mar 7

International Women's Day is a great day to highlight the great work that so many females do for their businesses. Subsequently, it was fitting that we at The Brand Bar had a one-on-one chat with Natalee Leach, Director of The Payroll Collective.

Natalee Leach, Diretor at The Payroll Collective

International Women's Day with Natalee Leach

In the dynamic world of business administration, where precision and efficiency reign supreme, Natalee Leach stands as a beacon of innovation and empowerment. As Director of The Payroll Collective, Natalee has not only navigated the complexities of payroll management with finesse but has also spearheaded a transformative approach that empowers businesses of all sizes to thrive.

With a career spanning over 18 years, Natalee brings a wealth of expertise and insight to her role, being part of the change to revolutionise the way businesses approach payroll management for some of Australia's largest organisations.

With a keen focus on leveraging technology to streamline processes and enhance accuracy, she has developed cutting-edge solutions that empower organisations to navigate the complexities of payroll administration with ease.

As a staunch advocate for gender equality and diversity in the workplace, she is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity and opportunity within her organisation. Through mentorship programs and leadership initiatives, she actively champions the advancement of women in leadership roles, paving the way for future generations of female executives.

Tell us about yourself and your business The Payroll Collective:

"After more than 20 years in Payroll working in senior leadership roles across a myriad of industries in both medium and large complex workplaces, I decided to launch a payroll consulting agency. The aim for me is simple – to deliver a brand that provides expert payroll solutions, driving positive change to transform and optimise payroll operations everywhere. This bridges my two favourite things, being payroll and helping others achieve great things."

How did it start and where are you now?

a) I tripped & fell into payroll straight out of finishing high school – too long ago to mention. b) I was privileged enough to have some incredible mentors along my career journey who inspired me and taught me how to become a leader in the payroll space. I have to also acknowledge some of the ‘not so great’ leaders too, as some of the greatest lessons learned were how ‘not’ to be. Hence, my style is to bring people on the journey always to ensure growth, to encourage often, celebrate the small things, and remember to be human first. c) Now I am the director of a successful consulting business and building a team of amazing people driving positive change everywhere we can.

What did you dream of doing when you were a little girl?

"A school teacher."

Is there a particular female figure that inspires you ?

"Dolly Parton for sure, what a woman. From humble beginnings to one of the most impactful female artists of all time. No matter her level in society, wealth or fame, she continues to inspire people through her humility, kindness and passion to drive positive change." 

Define a great leader—What are three traits you think great leaders possess?

"Leaders are ones who can drive businesses through living and breathing company values. A leader is someone who brings their team on the journey together, helping teams learn, grow and develop."

What does gender equality mean to you?

"It means we hire on true values, skills and capability without rating gender at all.  We all have a seat at the table to all be heard and included."

What advice did you receive early in your career that has stayed with you?

"You do what's right as opposed to what's easy. Diversity is having a seat at the table, inclusion is having a voice, and belonging is having that voice be heard."

Based on your own experience, what advice would you give to women considering starting their own business?

"- Celebrate success both big and small - Take your employees on the journey - Share your knowledge everywhere; knowledge is power - You can maintain a very successful business whilst reminding yourself and others to be a human first."

What main change would you like to see for young girls in the next generation?

"Don't fuss around finishing."

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Written by Will Faulkner

The Brand Bar Pty Ltd

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