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Introducing UN Women: The new UN entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

On July 2nd, 2010, the United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously to create a new entity for accelerating (or in some cases initiating) the progress of women and girls worldwide. This entity is not so much a new creation, as a consolidation and uniting of four entities within the UN: Divison for the Advancement of […]

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LinkedIn and the Next Director – free online support and advice for directors and aspiring directors

As you know I’m a fan and long time user of LinkedIn and recently I received an invitation to join the Next Director group on LinkedIn. Through my 1200+ LinkedIn contacts not a day goes by that I don’t receive invitations to connect to individuals and groups of various sorts (if you haven’t already connected […]

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What pushes your buttons?

Last week my favorite newspaper column featured a story of how one bank is tackling its gender imbalance at the top.  A head of diversity and inclusion has been appointed and a forum for 300 of the bank’s executive women was convened to signal a commitment to change the bank’s gender profile.  Sounds like good […]

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7 success strategies for advancing and retaining women

Last week I chaired a conference in Melbourne on advancing and retaining women in firm.  Amongst the line up of speakers were members of the accounting, legal, engineering, automotive and banking sector, all of whom spoke about the programs and initiatives they are running to assist in promoting diversity and developing their female talent. The […]

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Little Wins for Working Women

Have you ever felt like you’re juggling so many things you can’t possibly be doing a good job of any of them? In the women’s forums I run for organisations and community groups, this theme emerges every time. Women talk about the challenges they face being the significant minority in their leadership team; of personal […]

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2 weeks 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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2 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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– They let me go at 42 because they told me I was too old to represent women's dreams. #kvinnedagen

Watch our talk show interview with Isabella Rossellini here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRa7UptZ3qw
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