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Supporting Women: Sisterhood in the Workplace

With discrimination against women in the workplace still very real and prevalent, it is natural that women should stick up for other women and encourage them. But even having more women in charge of hiring and in positions of leadership, the reality is that a woman is...

Seen and Heard Film Festival

Seen and Heard Film Festival – Celebrating Women in Film Seen and Heard is the first film festival of its kind here in Melbourne and is dedicated to celebrating the rich and diverse works from female filmmakers who are working in an industry that often...

Emma Watson’s UN speech to men and women

I thoroughly enjoyed actress Emma Watson’s speech on gender equality which launched the United Nations’ HeForShe campaign to end gender inequality. What a bold move to ask a young role model to stand up and speak directly at all men, young and old. Watson was a great...

Why is Self-Promotion Such a Challenge for Women?

One of the biggest challenges I see women dealing with in business is the struggle of self promotion – to promote one’s own interests and profile to advance in rank or position. The mere thought of self promotion evokes images of arrogance, smarminess and...

Career Advice from Trench Digging

At the weekend I was out in the garden digging a trench. Not a trench that you could “get all your mates over and play in” as my son excitedly asked, just a shallow long trench to lay timber sleepers and divide off an area of garden. While digging my trench I couldn’t...