Tag Archive | "Women in Leadership"

Diversity benefits and a female angle to creating a sustainable competitive advantage in business

Here’s proof of what we’ve always known….  females exhibit a distinctive and particularly effective managerial style. Yet, less than a third of the largest U.S. corporations have a single female senior executive, raising the question of whether women are in fact effective as senior managers, and, if so, under what circumstances. A study by the […]

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Helping make successful women more successful by being positive and supportive of one another, my own stories

I was recently invited to address a mostly-female audience at a major industry conference.  The audience was mixed, from entry level to senior players, but what they all had in common is that they’re all finding it tough right now.  So to break the ice I thought I’d share some of the stories of the […]

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Challenging the status quo

I had the privilege this week of being the keynote speaker at the 18th annual Young women in Public Affairs Award for women with a global vision, coordinated by Zonta.  The awards bring together female students in year 11 and year 12 from schools all over Sydney, with students challenged to answer the question: “What could […]

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Are you getting the recognition you deserve?

You might have heard about Susan Boyle, she’s the 47 year old Scottish singing sensation who’s taken the world by storm since she was discovered on Britain’s Got Talent.  (if you don’t know about Susan Boyle then check out her BGT performance on youtube before you read on!) Truth is Susan Boyle could always sing – she’s been […]

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So what if women don’t fit the “ideal worker” model?

It’s a big leap forward that ‘being a mother does not significantly change young women’s career ambitions’.  But Catherine Fox is right to point out that ‘many women will have different lives to the classic “ideal worker” model (“With almost equal pay comes a reality check”, Australian Financial Review, 7th April 2009 p.50).The question is: what […]

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What can you learn from your leadership mishaps?

Mandy Foley-Quin is CEO of Stedmans Hospitality and the 2009 Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year.  Foley-Quin was the guest speaker at today’s CEW luncheon hosted by Westpac Women’s Markets in celebration of the Veuve awards.  She shared her story of beginning Stedmans from scratch 23 years ago as a single mum responsible for her six-month-old daughter and of growing the company into a major supplier of trained […]

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