About Judy Stewart, Founder

Judy created Unpaused as a guide for women who want to restart an interrupted career or mastermind a new one. It’s a blueprint for women who want to stage their own career comeback and make a difference in their world.

A barrister who, after taking time off to raise four sons, discovered professional fulfilment at the helm of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Foundation, Judy’s career reinvention and renewal was striking and original. She realised that it would be up to her to forge a return to the career she knew she could have, once the boys were on their way. She understood that the sort of job she wanted was not going to find her; she would have to find it.

The different pathways she took, the extraordinary people she met and worked with, the historical figures and contemporary leaders whose resourcefulness and resilience inspired many of Judy’s successes, prompted her to create Unpaused.

With a book coming soon, and Season 1 of Unpaused the Podcast available now, Unpaused will help and inspire you to ready yourself to return to work and set that career comeback up to succeed.


Produced by Leonie Marsh
Sound Engineers: Lana Kristensen – S1 and Nick Andrews – S2
Research Assistant: Claudia Cameron