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Looking for your next step but can’t find it at your current company? Then walk away, you’re next step is somewhere else. Career advice from an outstanding woman leader, and chairman of an ASX top 200 company.

Many women search for new challenging opportunities, present ideas to their managers, suggest innovations to their bosses and network enthusiastically to progress their careers. But all too often women find that even with all this exemplary career investment, they aren’t offered the opportunities they know they are ready for.  Elizabeth Alexander is the chaiman of CSL, a biopharmaceutical company that is one of the ASX top 200. As many of you will know, this makes Alexander one of the six women chairing an ASX top 200 company. She’s the only woman on the CSL board, which she has been on for 20 years, and she’s worked in the finance industry her whole career – an industry rife with gender barriers and stereotypes.

Her advice is to women is to realise that the next step is elsewhere, and take it. She explains all in this article.

A snippet of the article:

I believe very much that people determine their own destiny, but if circumstances are not encouraging, then moving on is the answer.”

Of course this is just one idea from one woman… what’s your take? Should you stay or should you go if you want to get ahead?


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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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And so, maybe time does change some things. Or women do.

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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:
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This is what the future looks like, right here. Calling out the BS for what it is. Good luck to the young people of the United States of America in being forth this change.

Yes She Can
Our future is looking bright
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