Sphinxx

sphinxx is a social enterprise that was established by Jen Dalitz to connect women in leadership roles with peers, mentors and professional development to enhance their lives and careers. With a vision to see women equally represented as leaders, in our workplaces and communities, sphinxx delivered resources and professional development to support women on their leadership journey; along with advice and education to employers about the benefits of gender balance and how to achieve it on their teams. 

sphinxx

Since inception, the sphinxx online community has grown into an active membership, and offline has delivered professional development events to over 1,000 women across Australia.  Its website following has extended across geographical borders with a global reach that has exceeded 55,000 page views per month.  And The SheEO Blog has been a core platform to engage more employers and business leaders in the debate on gender balance.

sphinxx was founded in 2007, was a finalist in the NSW Telstra Business Awards in 2010, and was incorporated into the consulting practice of Jen Dalitz & Associates Pty Ltd in 2014. Jen continues to develop thought leadership on gender balance to agitate for change that will drive gender equality in our communities.  Jen remains very PR and media friendly and is available for comment on women, work and leadership, please contact us with your requests.

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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

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

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– 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
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