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In the media: The SheEO for Knowledge@ASB on why tax deductible childcare is long over due

This article by Amanda Woodard in Knowledge@Australian School of Business outlines a number of reasons why it’s high time we made childcare tax deductible in Australia.  My opinions were sought, along with leading Australian businesswomen including: Michelle Guthrie, chair of aid agency Plan International Hong Kong, and a former chief executive of the STAR media […]

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The Perfect Gift for a Man

OK this is not normally a heading you’d expect to find on the sphinxx site… but it’s a terrific project that my good friend Scott Middleton has been a contributor to. The Perfect Gift for a Man – 30 Stories about Reinventing Manhood is a book which aims to get men talking about their feelings and […]

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Thinking Parents Forum – a valuable new resource for parents

If you have kids or members of your team are parents, this new website may be of interest.  The Thinking Parents Forum is a new community dedicated to inspiring the next generation of leaders and trail blazers – by inspiring the parents and opening discussions on all manner of topics related to young people, children and […]

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Change has come! Celebrating and sharing about the birth of my son

Change has come” was the headline in the Sydney Morning Herald on Ethan’s birth date, 21st January 2009.  The paper was referring to Obama’s inauguration but we couldn’t have put better ourselves the profound turn our life was about to take! Thanks to everyone who’s sent their wishes and asked for more details.  Ethan’s official birth stats: […]

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Working Parents Toolkit – tips for employers

            New to Australia, a complimentary group of child care, parenting, human resources, and career management specialists have joined forces to create the Working Parents Toolkit – a practical guide and tool for employers to support expectant parents, employees on parental leave, and working parents. The Working Parents Toolkit offers […]

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Sick of buying expensive kids clothes when they quickly grow out of them?!

                 Shop and Swap 4 Baby is the first online swap shop of its kind in Australia stocking quality brand name, new and gently worn children’s clothing and accessories at fantastic low prices. As we know, kids outgrow their clothes so quickly !!! So why not give other mum’s […]

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2 weeks 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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2 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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