Tag Archive | "Supporting women worldwide"

Good news and bad news for Women on Boards, as Minister Wong launches BoardLinks aimed at giving women their first board appointment

There’s been good news and bad for me on the board front over the past week.  First the good news: I was present at the Australian Stock Exchange to see Minister Penny Wong launch the Government’s new BoardLinks initiative.  Board…

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

WEConnect: a life changing opportunity for Melbourne’s entrepreneurs?

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to meet Sue Lawton the Director for Innovation with WEConnect International.  If you’re an entrepreneur and you haven’t heard about WEConnect yet, you need to!  This is one organisation that is truly ch…

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

Someone who believes in you: the critical role of mentors, role models and friendship in your career

When I was fresh into the corporate world as an accounting graduate I thought I knew everything I needed to know.  Of course.  Until I started working in the business world, and discovered it’s not what you know but who you know.  …

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

Women Entrepreneurs: Pitch your way to Silicon Valley! TiE annual pitching comp is on soon!

TiE Sydney’s annual Women Entrepreneurs’ Pitching Competition on May 1, 2012 is on again with a fantastic prize to Silicon Valley to attend TiEcon on May 18-20, 2012. TiEcon was named among ’10 Best Conferences for Ideas and Entrepreneurship’ by Worth …

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

Violence Against Women: 1 in 3 Australian women in abusive relationships, 1 woman killed every week by intimate partner. Did you know?

On Tuesday evening I attended a welcome reception for the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Rashida Manjoo (thanks to UN Women Australia for the invitation, and to Allens Arthur Robinson for hosting this important event). It was &nd…

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

The Australia Day Honors, why enough women aren’t recognised and what you can do about it

This opinion piece by Carol Schwartz published this week in The Age highlights some important differences in recognition of men and women in our communities:  “As in previous years, fewer than a third of the names on the Australia Day honours list are women. As in previous years, women are given more awards in the […]

Read the full story

Posted in BlogComments (0)

STAY CONNECTED VIA JENDALITZ.COM

* indicates required

Join Me On Facebook

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

View on Facebook

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??
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

And so, maybe time does change some things. Or women do.

Skavlan Talkshow
– 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
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook