The critical role of empathy in life, leadership, business and our community

For several reasons, I do my best to keep away from the news. Over the past week that’s been pretty difficult and no doubt you’ve experienced your own personal response to the MH17 disaster. We tend to hope these events are once in a lifetime; still that doesn’t make it any less distressing. My unhinging […]

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INVITATION: Wow. WOW! Come spend this Sunday night in Sydney with me and Will.I.Am and Champagne GH Mumm!

OK it doesn’t get much better than this: Will.I.Am choosing the tunes on the jukebox, a Sydney Harbour backdrop, catching up over a glass or two or three of Champagne GH Mumm. So what do you think, care to join me?  I have a double pass to get along and I’m looking for someone to […]

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The wisdom in working together – the chimps, the champions and the women pioneers

If you asked me, as a child, what I wanted to be as a “grown up” I probably would have said a teacher or a librarian. It made sense, I’d usually be found with my head buried in a book, and I loved my time at school. But had I known about the work of […]

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To everything (turn turn turn) there is a season. What’s your season, right now?

This song, originally by Pete Seeger and made famous by The Byrds, says it all. If you were a fan of Forest Gump you’ll remember the Byrds version from the movie, but my favorite version for its simplicity and honesty (think Joni Mitchell) is this one by Judy Collins from 1966:   I know. It’s […]

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From one to a community of 92,000 – this is what happens when women come together

Last night in Sydney as the skies oozed with drizzle and commuters rushed home before the clouds burst open, a small gang of troublemakers came together to reflect.  It’s been five years since the audacious launch of 1millionwomen by founder…

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