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Steve Jobs on reaching out and reaping the rewards: Fantastic advice from the archives

This clip featuring Steve Jobs is doing the rounds again – and I love it for it’s simplicity, brevity (just 2 minutes!) and practicality.  Success is all about being prepared to give it a go, to reach out, to take risks, says Jobs.&nbs…

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Violence against women: How did Facebook get it so wrong in condoning this campaign of violence?

Violence against women might seem like an unusual topic to follow on from last week’s theme of women on boards… however it’s important in the context of our attitudes towards women and authority.  So let me ask this: are you on Facebook?&nb…

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A Recipe for Change? When women have the power to change the world

In the top drawer of my desk lay note cards on which my hand written messages are scrawled to people who touch my heart.  Printed neatly on the front are the words I live my life by:  “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.&…

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You’re invited to a fashion fiesta: Personal service, pampering and exclusive access to independent designers

If you’re in Sydney on the weekend of 23/24 June this is a fun fashion event that’s bound to keep the winter blues at bay!  I’ve written before about the gorgeous all-Australian fine merino knitwear from Cinnabar Designs – just one of the many bra…

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Work Life Balance: what does it mean for you?

I’ve been pondering this idea of work life balance.  Quite a bit lately, as a matter of fact, in another effort to understand what the link might be to getting and keeping more women in leadership roles.  And the more I think about it, the more it makes me think… I want to have a […]

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$100 off business support coaching packages for women running or starting their own business – til March 8

If you are running your own business – or thinking of starting one – you will qualify for the special sphinxx discount of $100 on business coaching packages with sphinxx SheEO Jen Dalitz – until 8th March only. Would you benefit from a business advisor to bounce ideas off? Want a professional voice of reason to […]

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1 month 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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3 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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