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 help but […]

From Struggling to Striving – How a few small changes can make such a big difference.

As a coach for professional women a topic that crops up almost daily among my clients is work-life balance. Helping people to progress their careers, while maintaining balance with their personal life, is one of my strongest, most favoured topics. As a business owner and full time working mum it’s also something that I often […]

Top Women – Led Businesses: Succeeding in a Man’s World

Every year, Women Presidents’ Organisation releases a list of the fastest-growing companies led by women. The 7th annual WPO 50 Fastest was announced on April 24, 2014. Unlike in previous years, this year’s list was not limited to US companies – in fact, two businesses in the top ten are from outside USA. Women Presidents’ […]

Angela Merkel: Achievements, Power and Ukraine/Russia

When it comes to great women – in the modern era or throughout history – one name that increasingly comes to mind is the first female Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. If the respected Forbes list of ‘the most powerful women in the world’ is anything to go by, then it’s certainly no wonder. Having […]

Chasing A Footy Dream: Peta Searle, AFL’s First Female Coach

Just six weeks ago, this single mother of two had given up on her coaching dream and walked away from an assistant coach job at the Victorian Football League. Now she is back, making history as the first woman to hold a full-time coaching job at the AFL. She is Peta Searle, a woman who […]

ABC’s Progressive Gender Equality Rules Win Company Two First-Place Finishes

For years, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has performed well in Randstad’s annual “Australia’s Most Attractive Employer” survey, but it wasn’t until 2013 that the company cemented its first place position, beating out consistent frontrunner Virgin Australia and ever-present competitor BAE Systems. In the very same year the company went on to win the 2013 […]

Female Board Directors May Reduce Risky Business Deals

As the push for gender equality in the workplace continues, a number of research studies are backing up the demand by revealing that the placement of women in power play roles within a company works significantly to the benefit of an organisation. Not only does having women in the workplace mean a greater diversity of […]

Where is the Best Place in the World to be A Mother?

As a mother the very least we want for our children is to protect them. To keep them safe and warm, give them food to eat and clothes to wear. The very basics that we can so often take for granted. Yesterday I read stories and statistics from Save the Children’s State of the World’s […]

Funding The Female Entrepreneur: Challenges And Tips

Throughout history women have shown themselves to be natural entrepreneurs, and in modern times, the BRW Rich Women list illustrates that the entrepreneurial spirit of women continues. Female entrepreneurs are no different to their male counterparts, in that they have contributed, and continue to contribute, to the economy, society and the nations in which they […]

Using LinkedIn To Present A Powerful Personal Profile Online

Using social media / networking platforms for personal brand promotion can be both highly effective and cost-efficient. With more than 277 million members, LinkedIn is the most popular professional networking platform online. By following some straightforward tips while completing profile sections, professionals can present a LinkedIn profile that is compelling, supports networking goals, and promotes […]