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 […]

Are you struggling to return to work after the long weekend?

5 Top Tips to get motivated at work this week. 1. Focus on getting your teeth stuck into one particular task. This may be a task that’s been on your to-do list for a while, or it may just recently have come across your desk. Take a few minutes to think about the end result, […]

Are You Ignoring Your Intuition?

Call it “intuition”. Call it a “hunch”. We all have them, and yet in a business-like setting, we feel somewhat urged by internal and external forces to ignore that nagging gut-feeling that we have and instead trust other “proven” information, such as statistical data and case studies. But should we really be ignoring our intuition? […]

How Australia Is Tipping The Scales In Male-Dominated Industries

Less than a year ago the Australian Government showed us that it was taking greater strides in encouraging equal female representation in the workplace, particularly in male-dominated industries such as construction, utilities and mining. The Australian Human Rights Commission released its publication, “Women in Male-Dominated Industries: A Toolkit of Strategies” online, in May of 2013, […]

Eleanor Roosevelt: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

With realities such as the glass ceiling and gender inequality continuing to plague women across the globe, many are left feeling as if their personal and professional success is but a distant dream. But as one incredibly successful woman, Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor, U.S. […]

NEWS – Despite Some Progress, Gender Discrimination Still a Problem in the Workplace

While women have made great strides in today’s society, sex discrimination still seems to plague the Australian business world. According to a Committee for Economic Development of Australia survey, more than 50 per cent of women have been discriminated against, on the basis of their gender, in their workplace. Even more discouraging, in 2012, only […]

Happy International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated every year on March 8th with thousands of events held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. IWD events range from women’s craft markets, fashion shows and networking lunches, through to political rallies and large-scale corporate sponsored events. Originally started as a socialist political event in […]

Companies Of Choice For Women: Allianz

A question that has been debated ever since women entered the workforce is whether or not women really can “have it all”. Can women work, raise children, and live a happy and satisfied life? Most women will tell you, it depends a great deal upon who their employer is, and Allianz is one of the […]

Did You Know? Stats on Aussie Mums Who Work

A recent study from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed that a growing number of mums are returning to work once their youngest child is back in school. 79% of mums with children aged 6 to 14 in 2010-2011 were in the labour force (up 2% from the 2006-2007), and just over half […]

Janet Yellen: Revolutionising The World Of Finance For Women

For centuries women seemed to have encountered road blocks in securing high power positions in the finance industry – until Janet Yellen. A skilled American economist from Brooklyn, New York Ms Yellen has been the central bank’s second in command since 2010, and has now stepped into the top job – a position that has […]