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The Heroine’s Journey – a guest post by Marion Chapsal

As first published in Geronimo Coaching Now:  Once upon a time, in the bleak Welsh valleys, there was a little girl. Her name was Sylvia Ann… I grew up in the Welsh mining valleys. I was one of 6 girls children in a family that struggled a lot with unemployment. We didn’t have a refrigerator or […]

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A dose of inspiration – 8 places available to UN Women breakfast with Justice Unity Dow – you must read this!

Where are you drawing your inspiration from right now?  I had the great privilige to sit between two inspiring women today at lunch – Imelda Roche AO was on one side and my friend Michelle Hartman of Deloitte was on the other.  Michelle inspires me because she’s a person who’s not afraid to take on a challenge, which is […]

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In conversation with Maxine McKew – ‘Success, Defeat and Everything In Between’

She was the giant slayer who toppled Australia’s second-longest serving Prime Minister, John Howard – ousting him from his seat of Bennelong in the 2007 election. And now you can get up close and personal with Maxine McKew former MP for Bennelong, journalist and feminist. sphinxx is delighted to support the next fundraising event for Dress […]

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Women are Heroes – a tale of unsung heroes of developing countries and what they make of life in the 21st century

This new film tracks – released this week and featuring at the Cannes Film Festival – features the stories of women from around the world, highlighting the difference that women make in their communities.  The heroic role that mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts play in developing countries is showcased and again, I will be looking out […]

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MISS Representation – new film on the role of media in closing the gender leadership gap

Actress and outgoing San Francisco First Lady Jennifer Siebel Newsom thinks the mainstream media’s portrayal of women contributes to the leadership gap, and she makes this case in her upcoming documentaryMiss Representation, which will show at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.  This documentary points out that the media is the message and the messenger – and has […]

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Gender diversity breakthrough in tertiary educations: Congratulations to Lisa Sutherland, new Master of Wesley College.

Every time a woman breaks into a new role, and makes the historic move to step into a position previously held exclusively by men, women all over the country cheer. When Julia Gillard became Prime Minister, despite the stunning way it occurred or her politics, women all over Australia were cheering, tweeting, status updating, hi-fiving […]

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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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