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BREAKING NEWS: Why & How Women Mean Business – in Australia – with Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

Here are two dates that every Australian leader must mark IN INK in your diaries: 17 May in Melbourne and 19 May in Sydney.  These are the dates that sphinxx is bringing Avivah Wittenberg-Cox to Australia, together withThe Growth Faculty, and we want you to be part of this ground breaking educational event.

CLICK HERE to download the event flyer.

Who is Avivah Wittenberg-Cox?

Avivah is CEO of the leading gender consultancy 20-first, a world authority on leadership, gender and business.  She is also the Founder and Honorary President of the European Professional Womens Network, author ofHOW Women Mean Business, A Step by Step Guide to Profiting from Gender Balanced Business and co-author of the best-selling Why Women Mean Business: Understanding the Emergence of Our Next Economic Revolution. 

Avivah has had articles and interviews published in publications such as the International Hearld Tribune, Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times. In 2007, ELLE Magazine recognised her as one of the top 40 Women Leading Change.


What can you expect from the Australian program?

In a half-day morning session, Avivah will share her experience and insights on gender balanced leadership across the numerous multi national corporations she serves so that you:

  • Understand the emergence of our next economic revolution
  • Discover why better gender makes good business and economic sense
  • Gain insights of best practices and lessons learned from global companies
  • Learn how to implement constructive, non-divisive gender balancing strategies
  • Generate concrete, actionable ideas that can help you drive change in your company and avoid costly mistakes
  • Develop a gender balance program that delivers results for your business 

CLICK HERE for more information and to register

Afternoon Intensive Workshop

In addition to the morning session, an afternoon intensive workshop limited to only 25 delegates will take place.  Places to this session are strictly limited and sphinxx members are encouraged to register early to secure your place.


“Avivah is the global authority on gender balance. If you want to understand the benefits women will bring to your business today and how you can create a workplace that women thrive in for the future, then you must hear firsthand what Avivah has managed to achieve in multinational organisations around the world. You will walk away with an entirely new perspective on the role we all play in finding and keeping the best women on our teams.”  Jen Dalitz – The SheEO, sphinxx and Australia’s thought leader on gender balance


Having had the pleasure of working with Avivah last year in Kuala Lumpur at The Women’s Summit 2010, I am absolutely delighted to partner with The Growth Faculty in bringing her all the way from Paris to share her experiences with Australia’s business leaders.  I’m equally confident this will be the highlight of every employer and diversity consultants’ professional development calendar for 2011 and encourage you to get on board and register your leadership team to attend this event as places are strictly limited at both the Melbourne and Sydney events.

This is the first of a number of exciting initiatives that sphinxx has planned with The Growth Faculty to keep you ahead of the curve.  I trust you will support our endeavours to bring the world’s leading thinkers on gender balance to our side of the world!  And if you have ideas on other experts we should get on board, drop me a lineand share your thoughts.

So what do you think… will I see you there? And what do you think about Avivah’s tour Down Under?  Post your comments here on the blog and you’ll go in the running to win a complementary pass to attend.


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2 months ago

Jen Dalitz

What are the lessons you’re teaching your kids? We took the opportunity of a holiday long weekend to visit my mum interstate as the timing of the trip coincided with my son’s favourite AFL team battling it out against my mum’s beloved team. Perhaps only those of you with the love for AFL will appreciate why we’d plan a long distance trip around a game of footy, but suffice to say it was a passion project! With every ounce of anticipation, the game was a tough, tight duel and could easily have gone either way. Yet when the final siren sounded, it wasn’t our team that was smiling. It sure is tough for a 10 year old boy to sit within a crowd 41,000+ people all cheering for the opposite side. It was tough for him to see the exhaustion and disappointment on the faces of the players he adores. And yet, it’s so important for him to learn that his team won’t always win. There’s so many lessons in that, but the one I chose to instil is that you won’t always back the team that wins but you’ll always back the team that you love. That’s why I asked him to wear his team colours home the next day, and show his support even when the chips are down. That’s the kind of commitment I want my son to learn and the kind of team player I want him to be. PS. #gotheGiants @GWSGiants #neversurrender ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

Jen Dalitz

I haven’t been here in a while as the writing has been on hold. But I was reminded today that there are things in our life that light us up. That might take us out of our comfort zone but, once you sit with it, bring you both joy and a sense of “I can do this” achievement. These moments are such a gift. So I’m curious, what’s your special thing that lights you up?

Despite (or in spit of) my professional career, these moments for me normally involve my horses. I’ll never be an equestrian Olympian, but I take great pleasure in all the lessons my horses teach me. They remind me that it’s a team effort, we’re in it together, and that if I’m prepared to give a little bit more, they will too. That’s true whether we’re on the ground taking care of their feet, or grooming, or when I’m atop riding as one. Two hearts one team.
It’s hard to describe the adrenaline and joy they bring to my life. But I’d love to know, what lights you up??
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