Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day!   Every year March is a chance to celebrate women and to raise awareness of the challenges women face in order to bring about positive change for all. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50:50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality” so, regardless of your gender, let me […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Females Outnumber Males in Australia

Did you know that in Australia, there are slightly more females to males? 124,700 more females, to be exact. (11.2 million females and 11.1 million males). The sex ratio, or the number of males per hundred females, has gone up from 2001. Females outnumber males in most of Australia’s states and territories except in the […]

Microfinancing and Empowering Women: How Small Loans Can Make a Big Difference

Although women are huge stakeholders in some of the biggest companies in the world, particularly those with an online presence, they are still unrepresented when it comes to the heads of these bigger companies. This is not just the case in the Western world – in fact, it is most prevalent and noticeable in underdeveloped […]

Stott Despoja Appointed Australia’s Global Ambassador for Women and Girls

Former Democrats leader and Chair of the Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children, Natasha Stott Despoja, has been appointed by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to assume the position of Australia’s new ambassador for women and girls. Senator Bishop said the choice was an easy one, what with Stott Despoja’s long-term commitment to […]

Tips for Being More Vocal During Work Meetings

What are most people afraid of? If you guessed bugs, you’re correct, but there is one other thing: public speaking. While not everyone is afraid of speaking in public, enough of us are afraid of it to make it one of the most commonly named fears. Public speaking can make us feel self-conscious, frightened, unfocused, […]

Did You Know? – Working Population Statistics for Australia.

Did you know that there are approximately 15 million people of working age (between 15 and 64 years) residing in Australia? This represents an increase of 16 per cent from June 2001 or, in concrete numbers, 2.04 million. Over a 10 year period, the proportion of the total population between 15 and 64 years of […]

Balancing Baby and Work: It Is Possible

Having a baby and maintaining a successful career can be difficult, especially in the early days when the new baby is adjusting to life on Earth. You may be returning to work exhausted after nights of barely sleeping because the baby is having trouble settling, or you may be worried about missing out on important […]