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Employers: How to avoid the $33,000 fine from the Fair Work Ombudsman with these three lessons from disaster cases

We finally have Australia’s first government funded maternity leave, which is a very exciting step for Australian women and businesses. But it’s also a daunting one, as many businesses suddenly have to reorganise shifts, jobs, responsibilities and HR in order to take full advantage of the paid maternity leave system, and avoid the hefty fines […]

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Don’t forget to post your comment to win a registration valued at $995 to Executive Women’s Initiatives Within Firms

Don’t forget that we’re giving away a registration to the forthcoming Executing Women’s Initiatives Within Firms event.  Valued at $995, this registration will give you access to this important one-day connected forum, the following critical issues and more will be explored: Building a strategic network for an effective and successful career in firms Identifying and breaking […]

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How can we attract and retain more women in professional firms? The realities of being a woman in professional services and driving change from within

In a past life I worked in a global consulting firm and I think that if you’ve never worked in professional services it can be hard to visualise some of the obstacles women face in forging professional careers.  At the time there were no female partners I could turn to for advice. The firm was […]

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Corporate Express CEO leads by example in the advancement of women

I was delighted to learn that Paul Hitchcock, CEO of Corporate Express Australia Ltd was announced the 2010 winner of the EOWA Award for Leading CEO for the Advancement of Women.  I have watched Paul elevate the status of women at Corporate Express ever since I was invited to present to an internal gathering for International Women’s Day […]

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Employers: Why using behavioural economics when strategizing is essential, especially when it comes to keeping your top women

“In a recent McKinsey Quarterly survey of 2,207 executives, only 28 percent said that the quality of strategic decisions in their companies was generally good, 60 percent thought that bad decisions were about as frequent as good ones, and the remaining 12 percent thought good decisions were altogether infrequent.” Have you considered using behavioral economics […]

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Introducing Barber Consulting… my recommended specialist recruiter for the Banking & Financial Services industry

I’ve spoken before about the importance of Good Guys in advancing women as leaders.  Daniel Barber certainly fits this bill – and comes with rave reviews from the employers he has recruited for as well as the talent he has sourced.  Whether you’re an employer looking to secure more female talent on your team, or […]

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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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