Some of my favorite reading this week: Seeking Meritocracy in Silicon Valley; Women in Media; Life at Oprah’s Leadership Acadamey; Straight White Men Are Not Oppressed

Every week I receive literally dozens of links on recommended reading, article alerts and just plain old emails from readers like you pointing out something you’ve liked – which is great because it makes a little easier and a LOT more interesting!  I thought I’d start sharing some of my favorites each week, which I […]

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Assistance needed with Not-For-Profit survey – are you on the board or the payroll of a NFP?

Women are well represented within the workforce of nfp, charitable and community sector organisations. The community sector alone comprises around 85% women, which is a key factor in the equal pay case for community workers currently before Fair Work Australia. Yet we know very little about the gendered nature of senior management and their boards. […]

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Are people your greatest asset? Then your executive and board must include people expertise, and that probably means more women

I have a question:  if people really are the greatest asset in any business (as many would say), why is it that HR professionals are paid less than those who manage the financial, property and operational assets of almost any business? Why do the so-called “soft skills” and “support roles” harbor less pay, promotional prospects […]

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Winners of 2011 EOWA Business Achievement Awards announced – CSL, NAB, Maddocks and Rio Tinto amongst winners

Finalists and winners in the 2011 EOWA Business Achievement Awards were announced this week to recognise organistions that are implementing innovative programs to enhance women’s workforce participation, and individual leaders who are champions for change in supporting and advancing women in business. Winners and finalists across the various categories were acknowledged by Helen Conway, Director […]

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Lunch with Ray Martin – join our table for lunch with Ray in Sydney on 23 Nov – or dinner in Melbourne on 16th Nov

We all grew up with Ray Martin… on 60 Minutes, A Current Affair and sometimes The Comedy Company!?  Network Central is hosting a lunch with Ray on 23rd November and I thought it would be fun to book a table – would you like to join me for the launch of the silly season?  Lunch […]

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Support National Adoption Awareness Week –

This week is National Adoption Awareness Week (NAAW) and I must send a huuuuuuge thank you to Karen James at Women in Focus for inviting me to fundraising breakfast for NAAW yesterday… Not just any breakfast, of course, but I had the chance to share a table and breakfast with Deborrah-Lee Furness.  Deborrah-lee is the […]

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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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