Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunas knew women could change the developing world… and set about making it happen. See him live in Sydney

Grameen Foundation helps the world’s poorest, especially women, improve their lives and escape poverty through access to small loans, new ways to generate income, and important information about their health, crops and finances.  Founder Muhammad Yunas – who was awarded a Nobel Prize for his work – understood the power of providing women with the opportunity […]

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Meritocracy

Emilio J. Castilla, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Stephen Benard, Indiana University published “The Paradox of Meritocracy in Organizations,” in the December 2010 issue of Administrative Science Quarterly. This article won the 2010 Academy of Management’s Best Paper Award in Organizational Behavior. “In this article, we develop and empirically test the theoretical argument that when […]

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Women aren’t broken. Law firms are.

A new report by the Law Society of NSW was launched in Sydney yesterday by The Honourable Justice Julie Ward, putting the advancement of women in the legal profession under the spotlight. Unfortunately much of its findings read like another how-to guide for “fixing the women”; whereas very little has been said about the culture […]

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Thumbs up to Virgin’s Velocity Rewards – frequent travelers can now take parental leave without losing status credits

Every now and again I come across a business doing something that I think makes really good sense.  This is one of them. So good on you, Virgin Australia, for giving our status credit it’s own parental leave when we take it too. Those of you who travel frequently will understand the benefit that comes […]

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TEDxUltimoWomen in Sydney next Friday – callout for speakers and registrations

Those of you who are fans (like me!) of TED.com will be inspired to learn that TEDxUltimoWomen will be held in Sydney for the first time this Friday at Vibewire Hub, 525 Harris Street Ultimo (thanks go to Annie Le Cavalier from Vibewire who has generously provided the space and setup for TEDxUltimoWomen). Do you […]

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Are you a leader? Who is your role model? And what is your plan?

Last week I spent the better part of two days with Christine Nixon at a course called Women Achieving and Flourishing put on by Our Community in Melbourne.  If you get the chance to attend one of these programs in the future (register at OurCommunity if you’d like to be informed), I can highly recommend […]

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