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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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The Heroine’s Journey – a guest post by Marion Chapsal

As first published in Geronimo Coaching Now:  Once upon a time, in the bleak Welsh valleys, there was a little girl. Her name was Sylvia Ann… I grew up in the Welsh mining valleys. I was one of 6 girls children in a family that struggled a lot with unemployment. We didn’t have a refrigerator or […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Why & How Women Mean Business – in Australia – with Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

Here are two dates that every Australian leader must mark IN INK in your diaries: 17 May in Melbourne and 19 May in Sydney.  These are the dates that sphinxx is bringing Avivah Wittenberg-Cox to Australia, together withThe Growth Faculty, and we want you to be part of this ground breaking educational event. CLICK HERE to download the event flyer. […]

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Childcare and Careers – do they mix?

At a networking event recently a businessman mentioned that his wife – a highly educated, highly experienced professional – had left her role in an accounting firm after their children were born because “after the cost of childcare it was hardly worth her while to continue to work”.  Their children are now in school and […]

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Looking for your next step but can’t find it at your current company? Then walk away, you’re next step is somewhere else. Career advice from an outstanding woman leader, and chairman of an ASX top 200 company.

Many women search for new challenging opportunities, present ideas to their managers, suggest innovations to their bosses and network enthusiastically to progress their careers. But all too often women find that even with all this exemplary career investment, they aren’t offered the opportunities they know they are ready for.  Elizabeth Alexander is the chaiman of […]

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Take more risks, don’t over-plan your career and don’t know it all but know who to call – career tips from Ascend speaker and company director, Lynn Ralph

Meek and mild is not how I’d describe Lynn Ralph, board performance specialist with Cameron Ralph and non-executive director of the Sydney Swans and The Sydney Institute.  In past lives she was also a successful investment manager and ran the Sydney Dance Company.  And those in attendance at Ascend in Sydney on Friday would agree: this is a woman who pulls […]

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2 months 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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4 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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– 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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