In an effort to increase the representation of women in the STEM workforce, the Turnbull Government has announced $3.9 million in funding to rollout projects that will encourage girls and women to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.
The financial and technology sectors are among the largest and most influential industries these days. Despite this, women as a whole are vastly underrepresented compared to men.
Angela Ferguson, Managing Director of Futurespace, a cutting edge interior design and architectural agency, has some invaluable advice for other women who are working in a male dominated industry.
Most people assume because I’m a CFP professional, that I was pretty good at maths in school. However, at its core financial planning is less about maths, and more about guiding people to achieve their own financial goals and security through personalised strategies.
Congratulations to Moya Dodd who has been named the 2016 The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards overall winner at a gala event in Sydney. We also congratulate the individual category winners of these awards.
$4,000 scholarships are now being awarded to support female leadership development in the 2017 Executive Ready Program. The scholarship initiative is administered by Women & Leadership Australia to support their new flagship development program for mid to senior level managers.
Communicating confidently and effectively in the workplace can be a challenging experience when all too often a woman’s voice is drowned out, overridden, or ignored. This can have serious consequences for women’s ability to contribute within the organisation.
With many years of experience as an Executive Recruitment Consultant under her belt, Endi Frydman launched OneJob TwoMinds, Australia’s first job share recruitment agency that specialises in helping women maintain career progression and work life balance.
Safety in the workplace is a joint responsibility. Prevention of injuries is the legal responsibility of employers but every worker can play a role. From looking after your own welfare to looking after others, here are four tips for avoiding workplace injuries.
There are also many styles and types of essays, and can be basic or complex in nature. However, as with most challenges in life, the headaches are greatly diminished if the task is broken down. This method can even be applied to the most basic of essays.
Today, Thursday 8 September 2016, is Equal Pay Day in Australia, marking the amount of time from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same pay as men.
This approach will assure that great recruiters will come to you, not the other way around. Additionally, format your CV a bit. Ensure it provides details about the issues you have faced and the exact path you have chosen to overcome them.
The latest research suggests that there is one area where women may reign supreme: forex trading. Although the female faction may not represent the largest group on the currency markets, it seems that we’re far more successful than the male gender.
Surveys conducted in the last couple of years have shown that the number of women enrolling at universities is on the rise. Since 1999 there has been an increase by 64% in the number of female graduates. However, the gender pay gap is still present.
Australian Employer, Roy Morgan Research, has been fined $52,000 after denying a working mother returning from maternity leave flexible working hours and making her position redundant.
We all know how a cluttered working environment can stress us out more than the actual workload, leading to feelings of anxiety. But, according to Clinical Psychologist, Dr Suzy Green, small organisational steps can help open up a world of clarity and productivity.
Many employees find the subject of salary difficult to broach with their manager, especially women. There is a hesitation among female employees to negotiate a salary increase in Australian workplaces due to a lack of confidence.
LinkedIn is one of the most utilized social media channels for job hunting and referrals. Boasting 433 million users, LinkedIn is rapidly growing and will grow more since it was purchased by tech giant Microsoft.
It is not a secret that English is the international language nowadays. Everyone is supposed to speak English as it is the language of education, business and trade and of course the Internet. What is the best way to learn this foreign language? To live in the English speaking environment. However, you can still learn […]
From a young age, most of us are encouraged to chase our dreams. However, this wasn’t the case for artist Megan Adams, who overcame many roadblocks to enter The Archibald Prize this year with her portrait of Wayne Bennett.
Award winning business owner and advocate for women in the construction industry, Tammy Stanton, has launched ‘Women in Power’, a not-for-profit association helping to advance the progress of women in construction.
What could be more stereo typically male than a game of poker? Fortunately this is well on the way to being a thing of the past with women players now winning some of the biggest prizes in the world of professional poker.
Click Frenzy Mayhem maybe over for another year, but you can still can pick up a bargain on clothing, shoes and accessories for the office from these fashion retailers in Australia and overseas.
While the recent boom and incredible projects worldwide on the horizon are cause for celebration, the construction industry has a long way to go towards promoting a fairer workspace for men and women.
Melbourne Lawyer, Bianca Mazzarella from McDonald Murholme says that in Australia, a working woman can refuse to wear an item of clothing if the direction is not reasonable and it is discriminatory.
Melbourne Lawyer Francessca Lee says the Fair Work Act protects working mothers from facing consequences for requesting flexible working hours, taking parental leave or exercising their workplace rights.
Dr Kay Patterson has been appointed as the new Age Discrimination Commissioner. Dr Patterson will replace outgoing Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan, when she steps down in August 2016.
Employment lawyer Francessca Lee explains what can be done to tackle gender discrimination, what to do if you are discriminated against for being a woman and what Australian laws protect your rights as a woman in the workplace.
Job interviews are an intimidating ordeal for anyone, and recent graduates in particular. Our interview advice for recent graduates will help you make a great first impression and nail both the pre-interview prep and the deciding moment itself.
A cluttered desk makes for a cluttered mind – and the same goes for a cluttered inbox, desktop, filing cabinet, or daily schedule. Untidiness can threaten our careers, mental health with stress, and poor work performance.
Soozey Johnstone, author of “I Am the Problem: 9 Obstacles That Suck Away Organisational Success – and How Every Leader Can Overcome Them” discusses what every girl needs to know about high school, career and business.
Because women in science have the power to change the world, the L’Oreal Foundation in partnership with UNESCO have launched a Manifesto to tackle the under-representation of women in the sciences.
For decades, I’ve led an all female team of funeral directors who’ve made it their mission to provide support for those who are in mourning. Here are two insights into life as funeral director and as a business woman.
We’ve gathered these 5 quick fixes for your Linkedin profile and all you’ll need is 10 minutes tops for each of these small changes that’ll make a big difference in establishing the right impression on business associates and potential employers.
Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman, Natalie Jamies, is urging both employers and employees to check the pay rates and entitlements that apply to their workplace for the Easter long weekend.
REA Group has launched one of the most innovative parental leave schemes in the Australian technology industry, offering employees six months paid parental leave for primary caregivers and three months of paid leave for secondary carers/partners.
With the introduction of ParentsNext, single parents receiving Parenting Payment in 10 Local Government Areas will be required to attend appointments, sign a Participation Plan and participate in activities preparing them for work, or have their Parenting Payment suspended.
If for no other reason, we need International Women’s Day in western societies in 2016 to motivate male dominated industries in particular, to stop and think about how they are contributing to gender inequality. DDB’s #TalentHasNoGender is a perfect example.
Women are under-represented in high-paying jobs in engineering and information technology and this trend can be traced to the high school subjects girls choose, according to the report from the University’s Melbourne Institute Gendered Selection of STEM Subjects for Matriculation.
In 2016 women aren’t just presenting the weather, they’re also providing the forecasts. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, almost 50 percent of graduate meteorologists are now women.