Inspiration for your week from a pioneer of flexible work

My favorite thing to do on a Monday morning before I get onto my to-do list is to review the TED Talks of the week… and I just had to share this one, by Dame Stephanie Shirley – an octogenarian software developer, child refugee, startup success and philanthropist. What a fantastic story! Dame Stephanie – […]

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Monika I am so sorry: Sorry I didn’t stand up for you, and sorry for your pain

You don’t know me, Monika, but I feel like I’ve always known you. Or at least I’ve known that picture of you that the media had painted: the “tramp, tart, slut, whore, bimbo”. But now I realize, listening to this TED speech, that I never knew you at all. Now I realize how much my […]

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Fancy dinner with the Governor General at his Sydney residence? Here’s how to get a spot at the table

Last Wednesday I had dinner with Their Excellencies the Governor General and Lady Cosgrove in Sydney. It really was something special. Would you like to come along too next time? If the answer is yes, or you’re simply curious as to how one gets invited to dinner with the Governor General, you might be surprised […]

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One leadership lesson from Jim Collins that every business woman must know

Every now and again you meet someone who lifts you up so much you wonder if you’ll ever get your feet firmly back on the ground again. This was my experience in working with Jim Collins this month as MC and host of The Growth Summit 2015. Collins is my all time favorite business author. […]

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Women, choices and freedom: we will not do deals with terrorists

In my high school years when most contemporaries were studying English, I studied French. So began my life as a Francophile and (several visits to the continent later) the love affair has never faltered. Friendships came easily with the French I met there, and those who later gravitated to me here on Australian soil. And […]

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