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...

Gabi Hollows, A Living Treasure

Australia has recognised 100 Living Treasures and Gabi Hollows AO is one of them. Many Australians recognise Gabi as the face of the Fred Hollows Foundation, a Foundation she helped to establish just one year before her husband, Fred Hollows, died. Gabi O’Sullivan...

What 21 Males are doing for the advancement of women

The Business Council of Australia has called for the number of women in senior management roles to increase to 50 per cent in the next decade. The question is whether business has any answers to achieve this. Actually they do – an influential group of 21 men is...