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ASX Gender Reporting Guidelines – your cheat sheet to the key points

I received a note from Sarah at the EEO Trust in New Zealand asking if we could supply a quick summary of the key points in the new ASX corporate governance guidelines relating to gender diversity reporting.  Here’s the summary we’ve prepared which may also be of assistance to you in planning how your organisation […]

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Westpac follows Comm bank lead in introducing 40 per cent target for women in top leadership roles

At an Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce gathering in Sydney this week Westpac Chief Gail Kelly announced a new target to lift female representation in the Bank’s top 10% leadership ranks from the 33% of present to 40% by 2014.  Speaking at the same event, Prime Minister Julia Gillard and prominant board director Catherine Livingstone also […]

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Engaging men in gender diversity programs – 5 steps to success

I’ve long held the belief that women alone can’t solve the gender equality puzzle… but getting men to drive the change is sometimes easier said than done.  This article from The Glass Hammer points out that while gender equality is a hot topic, the message hasn’t yet filtered down to the “Average Joe”.  Author Elizabeth […]

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True believers? Two of Australia’s leading CEOs send conflicting messages about the strategic priority of gender equality

I’ve been pondering this week just how important gender equality in leadership is to the business community in Australia?  With the release of the 2010 Census of Women in Leadership (showing we’ve made almost no progress since reporting began in 2002), and ongoing attention around the ASX gender reporting guidelines, the consistent message from corporate […]

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Want to boost Australia’s GDP by 11 percent? The answer is to tap into Australia’s hidden resource – our women.

New research by Goldman Sachs JBWere finds that whilst some progress has been made in Australia towards gender equality, we’re still have two thirds to go. And the estimated value for closing the gender equity gap is 11%!  “A large gulf exists in the historical measures of male and female productivity growth in Australia. Male […]

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2010 Census of Women in Leadership shows curb in downward trend but little change for women in leadership roles in Australia

The long awaited bi-annual census results of women in leadership roles in Australia have been released today by EOWA, the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency.  Following a downward trend in almost every category in the 2008 results, the 2010 census results have been eagerly awaited.  The good news is the downward trend […]

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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

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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?

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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