And on the flip side… Poison Ivy in the Office? – A guest blog post by Sonia Jaspal, with insights to feminism in modern India and its implications for men

Could it be that women in their attempt to gain gender equality have resorted to power plays and manipulation in the same manner as historically deployed by men?  Being a woman, it concerns me that the social injustices that women were fighting against may now be levied against their male colleagues in the corporate world. […]

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Former President of Chile, to be the first Under-Secretary-General of UN Women

As a corporate member of UNIFEM Australia, sphinxx is delighted with the recent appointment by United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon of Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile, to be the first Under-Secretary-General of UN Women.   Ms. Bachelet, Chile’s first female President who prioritised women’s issues throughout her tenure and since leaving office has been […]

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To self promote or not to self promote? The question, the challenge, the trap. HBR article on why self promotion for women is harder then expected

For anyone serious about climbing the exec ladder in their career, there is going to be a fair bit of self promotion involved. With so many candidates for every promotion who have the same degree, similar experiences and usually similar skills and personalities thanks to highly competitive recruitment processes, the need to get your contribution […]

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How to identify and overcome complex cultural issues: Conflict avoidance and being too nice

The challenge of getting your company culture right has spawned many a blog and article. I’ve found in my gender diversity consulting that one’s workplace culture will often be a major concern for executives, but one they’re not sure how to effectively grapple with. This article explores the prevalence and problems of conflict avoidance in […]

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Considering Taking Your Women’s Initiative To A New Region? Then don’t miss the Catalyst webinar on this topic this week – register here

For those of you who have developed a successful local program and are now looking to take it global, here’s a webinar you won’t want to miss.  Catalyst has put together a panel of experts to help you in tailoring a women’s initiative to fit within a local cultural context, which will be critical to […]

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Do you have to be old to have good judgment? How to approach mentoring, advisors and decision making in your career.

“Old paired with young is a combination that often yields better judgment because it is at least one form of diversity introduced into a leader’s deliberations. But why stop there? The executive or manager who relies too much on a single or small group of advisors ignores the wider diversity of opinion that can shape […]

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