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Gender quotas extended to boards of 7 major Government Business Enterprises

The Government has announced an extension of its election promise to have women appointed to 40 per cent of government board positions by enforce gender quotas on the boards of its major business operations – including NBN Co, Australia Post, Medibank, Australian Rail Track Corporation, Australian Submarine Corporation, Defence Housing Australia and the Australian Government […]

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Quotas are back in the news – with some for them, and some against… so what’s your take?

Over the years, opinion on gender quotas for boards and senior leadership positions has been like a pendulum swinging from one side to the other.  Until relatively recently, many senior women in business were on the record saying an emphatic “no” to quotas.  The view by many educated, experienced and talented women had been that […]

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Real women don’t need a quota – join the Great Debate and ticket giveaway

Do women really need a leg-up to play with the business boys or are we doing just fine on our own? The glass ceiling, boys club and so-called reverse discrimination… The quota debate is a big one – a veritable can of worms in fact – and we plan to rip it right open and […]

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Spot the ass in this picture… or tips for company Chairs on how NOT to attract talented women to your business

So you know that apart from being The SheEO, I’m also a farmer and I breed small donkeys which are loads of fun and very cute, like this one born at the farm last week:  A lot of people ask me “why donkeys?” and my preferred response is that while donkeys may technically be asses, […]

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The problem with quotas for women on boards and why they won’t work

Seems everyone is now weighing in on the quotas debate with our Governor General, Quentin Bryce becoming one of the latest champions for mandatory female representation on boards.  As I’ve said before, I’m a supporter of quotas largely because it’s time.  But even I don’t believe – in the short term – they will have a material impact […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Childcare and careers don’t mix for women, says new poll

March 2, 2011: Despite the Federal Government’s moves to strengthen maternity leave and benefits, Australian families remain worried about the affordability of childcare, saying they will vote for the party who offer tax breaks, the latest poll shows. New research, commissioned by the online businesswomen’s network group sphinxx in a poll, found that children and careers fail […]

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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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