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Another Angle on board diversity – does it really improve financial returns

Despite findings by a variety of sources that more women on boards and exec teams have a positive impact on the bottom line, there is a lingering concern regarding the drop in share prices seen by several businesses after they have improved their gender diversity. Andrew O’Connell has published “Why stock price drops when women join […]

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Looking for a seat in the C-suite?

Then you might be interested in the C-Suite Program launched by the Business Council of Australia last week.  The BCA is a collection of CEOs of Australia’s top 100 or so companies and the C-Suite Program will match CEOs involved in the pilot with one senior woman from another BCA member company identified as having the potential […]

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Women to Watch

With the issue of gender diversity in leadership gaining momentum, a common question we hear is “where are the women to take up the reins?”. In the last Friday’s edition of Australian Financial Review BOSS magazine there is a list of woman whose careers, skills and capabilities are a resounding answer to the constant (and […]

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Getting a handle on the quota debate: great new article

The quota debate is a big one – and it’s intimidating to get involved in. Opinions on whether or quotas are the best way forward to executive gender diversity are often strongly held, and from experience I know these arguments can get emotional very quickly. It can also be challenging to argue about the issue […]

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NEWS RELEASE: sphinxx survey identifies glass ceiling dilemma

THE GLASS CEILING DILEMMA: 44 PER CENT OF WOMEN BELIEVE THEY HAVE BEEN OVERLOOKED FOR PROMOTION DUE TO THEIR SEX, YET 27 PER CENT HAVE TURNED DOWN A PROMOTION DUE TO LACK OF CONFIDENCE Survey results released today by sphinxx (sphinxx.com.au), a community dedicated to advancing women as leaders in business, revealed that 44 per […]

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Kick through that glass ceiling

Some boots are made for walking – right into a top professional job, writes Marsha Jacobs in “Kick through that glass Ceiling” in the Australian Financial Review on 2/5/08.  Apparently Australia’s leading business newspaper has finally realised it’s readership includes executive women – who have plenty of money to spend on Jimmy Choo shoes!  I can just […]

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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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