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Happy 2nd birthday to 1 million women!

Congratulations go out to Natalie Isaacs and the team at 1 million women on yoursecond birthday!  Since Nat started 1 million women just two short years ago, over 45,000 daughters, mothers, sisters and grandmothers have committed to protecting our climate, our communities and our future, leading change for the better. 1 Million Women is a perfect example […]

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Childcare is not a welfare issue – it’s a workforce participation issue and it’s why workforce participation by Australian women is amongst lowest of OECD countries

Do you screen your phone calls?  I do… quite often, in fact.  I do it because I need to be in the right space to be in contact with the outside world, and so if I’m overly frazzled I let the voicemail take control.  This is especially the case when a certain 2-year-old has been […]

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Cooked With Love – a fabulous last-minute mothers day gift that’s also supporting young Aussie girls at risk

It was a pleasure this week to attend the launch of the new SISTER2sister cookbook fundraiser, Cooked With Love – Recipes my mother taught me.  I was there as a contributor along with some of the other supporters of S2s who also shared the recipes their mothers had handed down, and most importantly my mum Kaye who flew […]

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L’Oréal Australia For Women in Science Fellowships – three x $20,000 grants on offer

The world needs science… science needs women!  And so applications for the 2011 L’Oréal Australia For Women in Science Fellowships open on 1 April 2011 and close on 2 May 2011. The three $20,000 Fellowships are intended to help early career women scientists to consolidate their careers and rise to leadership positions in science. The Fellowships are […]

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Go on… wish me luck… research shows it can improve performance after all!

New research confirms what we women have known all along… There is such a thing as a good luck charm!  Researchers at the University of Cologne in Germany have found that activating a positive superstitious belief can boost people’s confidence, which in turn improves performance. In an experiment, a dexterity task that normally took more than 5 […]

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What is going on with these mysogynist company boards?

When I wrote on Monday about the appointment of Mark McInnes as CEO of Premier Investments your comments were loud and clear: not enough time in the sin bin for your liking. Reality is though, McInnes’ good fortune comes at the hands of an all male board who apparently rate financial performance over values (although we’ve seen from the DJ’s case […]

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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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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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