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Where are the women? – a guest post from Julia Newbould, Morningstar managing editor

Where are the women?  by Julia Newbould, Morningstar managing editor Women are still noticeable by their absence in senior management and board roles throughout Australia’s top companies. But finally, people are asking why. At a Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) forum in Sydney this week, nearly 500 people gathered to hear ASX, Coca-Cola Amatil, […]

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Equal Pay Campaign Launched with National Test Case

The Equal Pay Alliance has made 2010 the year for real action on the pay gap for working women. The Equal Pay Alliance is made up of 150 representatives from government, unions (including the Australian Council of Trade Unions) and businesses.And I am delighted to pass on that the campaign has kicked off with the […]

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Queen’s Birthday Honours List – why twice as many men as women were recognised for the difference they make to their communities and what employers, women and men need to know about this.

Congratulations to the almost 500 recipients of the Queen’s Birthday 2010 Honours List, announced on Monday by the Governor-General. The list provides national and formal recognition for many Australians who have made a significant difference to their communities. There is no better privilege than to serve one’s nation, and I applaud the contribution of each and every recipient […]

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Introducing She Owns It – a NYT blog by and for women who run their own businesses

Ever felt you were the only woman who had the role, responsibilities and challenges you have? Do you feel that you lack the friends and colleagues in similar roles to swap advice with? If so, you’re going to love “She Owns It”, the New York Times new blog all about super successful women. One reader, Julie […]

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The Hidden Brain Drain Task Force

I know that women often see things differently, or have ideas and approaches that men don’t have in business. And I just discovered an American private sector task force that is dedicated to transformational research on the benefits and policies for advancing highly qualified talent across the barriers posed by gender, generation and culture. To […]

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Tip for employers: why putting your head in the sand about gender pay equity just won’t help & how changing your UGRs just might

I think most of us know by now that men and women in Australia do not get paid the same salary for doing the same job (if you need any proof just click here).  Take the industry I worked in: financial services.  Women in financial services earn just 60 cents for every dollar their male counterparts make. […]

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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

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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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