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RECOMMENDED: Macquarie University’s Women & Leadership Conference: Inspiration and empowerment 12-13 July 2012, Sydney

I’m planning to attend this year’s Macquarie University Women, Management & Work Conference on 12-13 July 2012 – will I see you there? This event event will empower women to take control of their career by building on, and embracing, their full potential to become influential leaders in their field. The theme this year is Inspiration and Empowerment – Creating your future, encouraging women to achieve higher leadership roles throughout Australia.

This two day conference will provide you with practical advice on empowerment, negotiation, social networking, presentation skills, workplace diversity networking, mentoring, and career development.  It is considered a key event for women and men who want to drive their own career success and become an influential leader in their field.

Key speakers:

  • Åse Lunde – Managing Director, Lunde Risk Reduction AB, Sweden
  • Holly Kramer – Group General Manager, Pacific Brands Workwear Group
  • Senator Claire Moore – Senator for Queensland, Australian Labor Party
  • Jenny Morawska – President and CEO, The Morawska Group
  • Innes Willox, Chief Executive Designate, Australian Industry Group
  • Rachel Clow – General Manager, Personal Lending, Commonwealth Bank
  • Robert Rodgers CSM FAHRI – Air Commodore, Director General Personnel, Air Force

Date: 12 – 13 July 2012
Event: Women, Management and Work Conference
Where: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61-101 Phillip St, Sydney

For more information and to book visit www.mm.mq.edu.au/wmwc 

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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?

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