Tag Archive | "Women in Leadership"

A feminine response to Iceland’s financial crash – and what Wall Street must learn from it

Halla Tomasdottir managed to take her company Audur Capital through the eye of the financial storm in Iceland by applying 5 traditionally “feminine” values to financial services. At the recent TEDWomen, she spoke of the conscious decision she and her business partner Kristin Petursdottir made to escape the testosterone charged financial markets environments they had experienced […]

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There’s nothing stopping women… or is there?

This was the topic of debate at yesterday’s Womens Summit Malaysia as teams of passionate, successful entrepreneurs thrashed out the arguments for and against and therefore why there are so few women making it to the top in Malaysia and around the world.  After an hour of debate and discussion, the 1,000 strong audience was asked to […]

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Looking for your next step but can’t find it at your current company? Then walk away, you’re next step is somewhere else. Career advice from an outstanding woman leader, and chairman of an ASX top 200 company.

Many women search for new challenging opportunities, present ideas to their managers, suggest innovations to their bosses and network enthusiastically to progress their careers. But all too often women find that even with all this exemplary career investment, they aren’t offered the opportunities they know they are ready for.  Elizabeth Alexander is the chaiman of […]

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Take more risks, don’t over-plan your career and don’t know it all but know who to call – career tips from Ascend speaker and company director, Lynn Ralph

Meek and mild is not how I’d describe Lynn Ralph, board performance specialist with Cameron Ralph and non-executive director of the Sydney Swans and The Sydney Institute.  In past lives she was also a successful investment manager and ran the Sydney Dance Company.  And those in attendance at Ascend in Sydney on Friday would agree: this is a woman who pulls […]

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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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Why its still a Boys Club at the big end of town – my thoughts on this on The Finance Quarter on ABC24

In the current program of The Finance Quarter on ABC24, Andrew Roberston asked me if it’s true that “the big end of town is a boys club – and the boys want to keep it that way”?  This isn’t the first time I’ve been asked this question – you may have seen my commentary on […]

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