Three years ago on International Women's Day I launched the Make Care Fair alliance with the goal of getting policy makers to seriously rethink childcare and readjust policies, systems and those all important places across Australia to better serve the needs of Australian families. I've learned a lot in this process, and have had the opportunity to speak with many community leaders and politicians to push the case for a complete overhaul of what is clearly an outdated and . This lobbying has been recognised with a nomination in the Agenda Setter category of the NAB Women's Agenda Leadership Awards, and now I need your help to progress to through the voting stage.
It's your call... pick your Agenda Setter!
The Agenda Setter award recognises a leader who is making a measurable difference, providing real solutions in the world today, and is instrumental in building a smarter planet – be it through innovation in finance, health, technology, environment or education.
Because so many of you have been right behind me in the push to make care fair, I would love it if you would log onto the Awards website to vote. This is not a vote for me personally, but a vote for the work we have all been doing together. Every day I keep hearing from men and women who are struggling to find affordable, quality care, from women on career breaks who are struggling under the cloud of PND and need a break, and of employers struggling to get their star performers back to work - all because of our child care limitations. It would really help me to continue to secure important meetings - in this election year - to have the weight of this Award behind us.
So please, if you have 60 seconds to spare, you can simply click this link and log on to vote here.
Thanks in anticipation, and thanks for your ongoing support on this very critical issue for Australia's families, employers and indeed the productivity of our country.
If you can forward to your networks and social media followers as well, all the better - every vote counts and every one will benefit from better child care in this country.