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Someone who believes in you: the critical role of mentors, role models and friendship in your career

When I was fresh into the corporate world as an accounting graduate I thought I knew everything I needed to know.  Of course.  Until I started working in the business world, and discovered it’s not what you know but who you know.  …

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The gender agenda: some recommended reading from around the traps…

The Australian Stock Exchange commissioned a survey that found more than half of 211 ASX-listed companies have established a gender diversity policy as recommended by ASX Principle 3.

The Australian Institute of Management has publis…

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Please vote for my question to the Prime Minister on OurSay – on how to better engage women in our workforce

OurSay is a fantastic new community that is promoting democratic debate, it’s next questions forum being with Australia’s Prime Minister, no less! It’s an online community that works by allowing anyone to submit a question – but here’s the crux – …

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Until men are talking about having it all, women never will

Can women really can have “it” all? No, I say, until men want it too.  Media has been awash this week on this issue: former Whitehouse staffer Anne-Marie Slaughter put forward her view on why women still can’t have “it&rdqu…

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Women On Boards releases 2012 Boardroom Diversity Index showing further small increase in women holding board positions

Hats off to Women on Boards for their latest Boardroom Diversity Index (BDI), which provides a snap shot across 850 organisations of the number of board seats held by women.  The research, now in its third year, tracks directorships by gender acro…

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The 2012 Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium – register now for Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney events – SUBSIDIES AVAILABLE

I’ve just confirmed my registration for the Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium and thought some of you may also benefit from attending (NB If you’re one of my colleagues from the finance and
professional services sector, you may be eligible to reg…

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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

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