Categorized | Blog

Please vote and forward to support the push for childcare reform via the Agenda Setter Award

Three years ago on International Women’s Day I launched the Make Care Fair alliance with the goal of getting policy makers to seriously rethink childcare and readjust policies, systems and those all important places across Australia to better serve the needs of Australian families.  I’ve learned a lot in this process, and have had the opportunity to speak with many community leaders and politicians to push the case for a complete overhaul of what is clearly an outdated and .  This lobbying has been recognised with a nomination in the Agenda Setter category of the NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards, and now I need your help to progress to through the voting stage.

It’s your call… pick your Agenda Setter!

The Agenda Setter award recognises a leader who is making a measurable
difference, providing real solutions in the world today, and
is instrumental in building a smarter planet – be it through
innovation in finance, health, technology, environment or education.

Because so many of you have been right behind me in the push to make care fair, I would love it if you would log onto the Awards website to vote.  This is not a vote for me personally, but a vote for the work we have all been doing together.  Every day I keep hearing from men and women who are struggling to find affordable, quality care, from women on career breaks who are struggling under the cloud of PND and need a break, and of employers struggling to get their star performers back to work – all because of our child care limitations.  It would really help me to continue to secure important meetings – in this election year – to have the weight of this Award behind us.

So please, if you have 60 seconds to spare, you can simply click this link and log on to vote here.

Thanks in anticipation, and thanks for your ongoing support on this very critical issue for Australia’s families, employers and indeed the productivity of our country.

If you can forward to your networks and social media followers as well, all the better – every vote counts and every one will benefit from better child care in this country.

STAY CONNECTED VIA JENDALITZ.COM

* indicates required

Join Me On Facebook

2 months ago

Jen Dalitz

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

View on Facebook

4 months ago

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??
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

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

Skavlan Talkshow
– 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: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRa7UptZ3qw
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook