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Why its still a Boys Club at the big end of town – my thoughts on this on The Finance Quarter on ABC24

In the current program of The Finance Quarter on ABC24, Andrew Roberston asked me if it’s true that “the big end of town is a boys club – and the boys want to keep it that way”?  This isn’t the first time I’ve been asked this question – you may have seen my commentary on […]

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A Corporate “Mobility Linked” Lock-out – guest blog post by Susan Plunkett PhD

Over the past months I’ve read a number of engaging SheEO blogs on women in leadership roles and moving into the boardroom.  Those are aspirational goals and ones that every little girl should have in her toy garage or dollhouse at the ready.  But, what about those women who are more than competent, but for […]

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AICD announces 70 Board Diversity Scholarships for “board ready” women

John Colvin, CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors is really leading the ranks of good guys and showing his commitment to gender diversity on boards with the announcement of a new Board Diversity Scholarship Program by the AICD.  Under the program, the AICD together with the Australian Government Office for Women will award […]

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Why Australia must embrace a new wave of feminism

This is the topic of a presentation I’ll be delivering this Friday evening at TedXWoolloomooloo in Sydney.  I’ll be taking to the stage alongside a number of thoughtleaders including an Indigenous Elder, a Fellow of Lowy Institute, a future thinker and a heatlth economist… each of us arguing the case for the topic we are […]

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The stars of this year’s Women’s Forum were the men who promise to change the world

The predictable topic for discussion at last week’s Women’s Forum Global Meeting in Deauville, France was quotas.  Dubbed the Davos of women, the annual gathering attracted a raft of female business and political leaders, and 23 chieftains of industry — 13 of them men — committed to six concrete measures to improve the gender balance […]

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A global snapshot on The World’s Women – landmark UN report shows some improvement in the status of women, but still a long way to go

Those of you interested in statistics and data will love this new UN report released this week in New York on the state of play for women around the globe.  It’s not a quick read – at 284 pages!!!! – but includes a comprehensive review of that women and employment, health, education and all things […]

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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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– They let me go at 42 because they told me I was too old to represent women's dreams. #kvinnedagen

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