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Finsia’s “Addressing the Gender Divide leadership” Sydney luncheon – special offer for Sphinxx blog readers

Finsia (Financial Services Institute of Australasia) is running a business networking lunch in Sydney on Wednesday the 28th of July (12-2pm). Gender diversity is an issue especially pronounced in the financial services sector, and I’m really excited that Finsia is paying serious attention to how we overcome these issues. They have a great line up of speakers ready to discuss the issues […]

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Does having more women on an exec create better results? A readers thoughts

Recently, I received an email from one of many women who attended a May Ascend development day, called Alison. In her thank you email was an interesting observation about her Tasmanian owned and operated private health cover. Alison had noticed that the MD of her health cover fund was a woman, Colleen McGann. And that […]

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Entrepreneurs: Hot 30 Under 30 – why only 7 women? See the list here

A big congratulations to Natalie Aroyan, Sarah Sammon, Belinda Cordina, Amy Lowe and Chrissy Hammond, Christine Matta, Holly Owen and Zoe Warne for recently making the Hot 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs list. While these women have definitely earned their places on that list, I wonder why there are so few women on this list, when women […]

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Token Women and Diversity Auditing

Has diversity auditing or departments ever made you feel like a token woman? Or a happy almost-accidental addition to their female executive total? The Diversity and Flexibility Newsletter reported on a new approach to diversity auditing where people are allowed to self-categorise the groups into which they believe they fit which has been found to […]

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The threat of stereotypes in organisations – new US findings

Have you ever felt that being a woman has impacted your evaluations? That feeling of being evaluated or treated as a woman or female employee rather then just an employee is linked to stereotype threat and a new US study reported by the Diversity and Flexibility newsletter has found that stereotyping can cause workers disengagement, self handicapping, […]

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How would you invest in pro-gender diversity businesses?

I just posted a question on LinkedIn, and wanted to invite blog readers to answer it too: You have been given $100,000 to invest in one of 3 companies, and you want to invest in a business with an approach to gender diversity you approve of: The first is going to implement a strict women […]

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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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