Queen of Media Ita Buttrose crowned 2013 Australian of the Year

With perfect timing to round out my Women in Media theme of the week, Australia’s own Queen of Media, Ita Buttrose OBE AO, has been crowned Australian of the Year and says she will use the recognition to drive community change.  Like many Au…

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BREAKING NEWS: 2GB Radio invites Women onto the Air – voice your support to keep us there!

BIG NEWS here today is that I’ve just received a call from Ben Fordham’s Sydney Live team at 2GB inviting me and Kayley Harris to co-host Ben’s Happy Hour program tonight from 5-6pm.  Kayley and I have been working on a concept t…

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Women in Media – Stereotypes, Representation and What Audience Wants… but is anyone listening?

I was planning to write a post about The Boob himself (aka David Koche) on Sunday afternoon but ended up out of action after pinching a nerve in my back (ouch!).  Thankfully while I’ve been laid out, Clementine Ford published an opinion piece yest…

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An important event for business owners: The 2013 SME Business Governance Symposium series

Here’s an event that those entrepreneurs amongst you may find of interest and which I’m delighted to promote on behalf of the team at Women on Boards.  The 2013 SME Business Governance Symposium series is a partnership between Women on Boards, Nat…

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Violence against women Pt2. – Recognising and reconciling the abuses and suffering of our stolen generations

Imagine being taken from your mother when you are two years old (or for parents reading this, having your child taken from you at age 2)… being “re-homed” in a Government or religious institution where you learn the skills to be a ho…

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Violence against women: How did Facebook get it so wrong in condoning this campaign of violence?

Violence against women might seem like an unusual topic to follow on from last week’s theme of women on boards… however it’s important in the context of our attitudes towards women and authority.  So let me ask this: are you on Facebook?&nb…

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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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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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