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Why women are likely to be paid less than men – Sheconomics survey findings

Women may be perpetuating the gender pay gap through their attitudes towards asking for money, according to a survey of 250 men and women conducted by authors of Sheconomics, a book that examines women and their attitudes towards managing money.  The survey – conducted earlier this year – found that women are two and a […]

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Ask for what you’re worth! Then shut up. – a guest blog from Kim Seeling Smith on negotiating your salary package

Now that we are seeing more people change jobs I’m consistently asked for salary negotiation advice: something near and dear to my heart, because it can be the source of much mis-understanding, frustration and disappointment on the part of the employee.  There is nothing worse than starting a new job feeling as though you are […]

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Nice Girls can’t/don’t negotiate? The costs of negotiating

I sent a copy of this article out to our sphinxx members at the beginning of the year, but I honestly think it should be read by all working women so I have decided to post a link to it here. Women lose money when they don’t negotiate. But what are the costs? Whitney Johnson explores a range of […]

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Thinking of negotiating a pay rise? Getting scared before you do may just be the best way to get results! New findings:

You’d think that fear wouldn’t be a helpful emotion to have swimming around your head when asking for a raise. But new research by Heajung Jun and Maia Young at UCLA and Christopher Bauman at the University of Washington suggests exactly the opposite, that being scared can boost a woman’s effectiveness at negotiating a pay […]

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Equal Pay Campaign Launched with National Test Case

The Equal Pay Alliance has made 2010 the year for real action on the pay gap for working women. The Equal Pay Alliance is made up of 150 representatives from government, unions (including the Australian Council of Trade Unions) and businesses.And I am delighted to pass on that the campaign has kicked off with the […]

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Communication tips for getting ahead at work

Have you been feeling like you’re ready for a new challenge at work? Are you keen to move on from the role or department that you’re in? Do you feel a bit stuck and are not sure how to continue to progress your career? I recently discovered this article by Connie Glaser. She’s a pro communicator about […]

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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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