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NZ study on Workplace Flexibility in the Accounting Sector finds partnership and having children are mutually exclusive

A new study into the flexibility practices of the accounting sector has been undertaken to determine why this profession – in which women have long dominated at the graduate level – is still failing to attain significant female representation at partnership ranks. The study was undertaken by the New Zealand Ministry for Women and reviewed workplace practices […]

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Breakthrough for dairy industry as first woman appointed to board

Those of you who have heard me speak about the dearth of women in leadership roles in Australia will know that as a country girl I love drawing a parallel between the heifer ratio on working farms and the corresponding number on our boards… so it was with great interest that I read that Kay […]

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Quotas for female politicians in Canada? Not if this journo has her way…

Off the back of news this week that the former prime minister of Canada, Kim Campbell has she wants gender parity in Canadian politics comes another wave of rationale for why we don’t need quotas for women.  According to Campbell, sex is “the fundamental category where parity ought to be assured” and her plan is […]

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Welcome to PwC / Minter Ellison Women in Transactions forum participants… and tips on overcoming perfectionism at work

This week I had the good fortune to address this Women in Transactions forum and what a dynamic and inspiring group it was: 60 intelligent, ambitious and optimistic women from many different organisations, all in the one room!  Rather than a pity party about all the obstacles women face in advancing to leadership roles, this […]

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ASX Gender Reporting Guidelines – your cheat sheet to the key points

I received a note from Sarah at the EEO Trust in New Zealand asking if we could supply a quick summary of the key points in the new ASX corporate governance guidelines relating to gender diversity reporting.  Here’s the summary we’ve prepared which may also be of assistance to you in planning how your organisation […]

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Westpac follows Comm bank lead in introducing 40 per cent target for women in top leadership roles

At an Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce gathering in Sydney this week Westpac Chief Gail Kelly announced a new target to lift female representation in the Bank’s top 10% leadership ranks from the 33% of present to 40% by 2014.  Speaking at the same event, Prime Minister Julia Gillard and prominant board director Catherine Livingstone also […]

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"Being kind and not mean would change the world a lot."
Indeed.
Thanks Campbell. And thanks to Verity Hayman for sharing 😊
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This boy's made more than 800 teddy bears for children in hospital after teaching himself to sew 🐻

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Shout out to the magnificent men at Manly Cycles (in Manly, of course!) who helped me out today. No, I haven't returned to my youth and bought a bicycle (though I did have a lot of fun on that bike like that time I cycled half way to Adelaide and back during the school holidays because - well - just because. And that time I cycled to the next town over to collect a new pet rabbit, who looked a little horrified when she realised she was to be the cargo transported on the parcel rack).
No, after the bicycle being my mode of transport to and from school for most of my primary and high school years, I don't care if I never ride another bicycle in my life.
But... the horse needed some bike tubes for his tie up post. So the men at Manly Cycles sorted that out for me, with a smile, and wouldn't even let me buy them a coffee in thanks. Big thumbs up!
#happyhorse #happylife
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