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McDonalds CEO on how to achieve 50 per cent gender balance from entry level to the exec team

This week I spent a morning with Catriona Noble, CEO of McDonalds Australia, gathering insights for my new “how to” book for leaders wishing to attract, develop and retain more women in their business.  You might be surprised to hear that the “Golden Arches” employ a workforce of 85,000 individuals here; across 820 restaurants with annual […]

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Happy 2nd birthday to 1 million women!

Congratulations go out to Natalie Isaacs and the team at 1 million women on yoursecond birthday!  Since Nat started 1 million women just two short years ago, over 45,000 daughters, mothers, sisters and grandmothers have committed to protecting our climate, our communities and our future, leading change for the better. 1 Million Women is a perfect example […]

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McDonalds CEO on how to achieve 50 per cent gender balance from entry level to the exec team

This week I spent a morning with Catriona Noble, CEO of McDonalds Australia, gathering insights for my new “how to” book for leaders wishing to attract, develop and retain more women in their business.  You might be surprised to hear that the “Golden Arches” employ a workforce of 85,000 individuals here; across 820 restaurants with annual […]

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I don’t know how she does it… No seriously, I don’t!

After my son was born my M.I.L. (who’s career like mine was in the finance industry) gave me a copy of this book with “must read!” instructions.  After one-and-a-half chapters I was depressed! Now I guess you know it’s actually a best selling comedy, but it hit a few too many raw nerves for me […]

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Bobby Goldsmith Foundation appoints Denise Aldous as new CEO

Congratulations go out to our good friend Denise Aldous who many of you will know from our sphinxx Ascend development day series last year on her recent appointment as CEO of the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation. Denise brings to the role her wealth of experience in executive and non-executive directorship roles over a long career in business and finance […]

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My hero of the week – 3 cheers for Stephanie!!

On Wednesday I attended The Sydney Institute annual dinner where the Prime Minister Julia Gillard shared her vision for Australia (many thanks to my hosts, Carol Schwartz and her husband Alan). A key theme of the Prime Minister’s speech was her desire to see all Australians fully engaged in the workforce. She spoke about Labour being the party for […]

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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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