We reckon IKEA’s parental leave scheme has to be the most generous for retail workers in the country.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Nicole Reaney and the team at InsideOut Public Relations have declared their love for their chosen career with a list of the perks, love affairs and highs they get from working in public relations.
To help you make the right first impression, beauty expert Debbie Black from beautyheaven.com.au shares her top tips and tricks to help you look cool, calm and capable in your next job interview.
While dentistry is traditionally a male dominated profession, the proportion of female dentists is on the rise, according to a report released this week by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding career, Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is launching its 2014 permanent firefighter recruitment drive on Thursday, 30th January. Currently only 4% of firefighters are female but FRNSW – one of the world’s largest career fire and rescue services – wants to change all that.
For many the Christmas holidays came to an abrupt end on Monday morning when we had to reluctantly drag ourselves out of bed and back to work. It’s now Wednesday and if you’re anything like me, you’re still struggling with the ‘back to work blues’. News.com.au called the first work day in January “the most […]
Is this the year you’re going to lose that extra weight, get organised or bag the career of your dreams? Yes? Then you’re going to need to get savvy and take some time to plan how you’re going to make your dream a reality. Serial entrepreneur, Jo Shanahan (pictured), owns three separate successful businesses with […]
In fashion terms, the office can be a restrictive environment, we all feel obligated to dress a certain way and to ensure we maintain a conservative appearance to represent our professional attitude within the workplace. A certain level of appropriateness is needed when dressing for the workplace such as no low cut tops, thigh skimming […]
Rachael Robertson (pictured) led 18 strangers into the wilderness of Antarctica for an entire year through nine months of darkness, with no escape from the cold, howling winds or from each other. Today, Rachael shares some of the lessons she learned while leading a team in what is arguably the world’s harshest working environment. Antarctica […]
Roma Gaster, Director of The Leadership Circle, discusses the many reasons why women still struggle to get noticed by senior management. Factors like unconscious bias, women not putting themselves forward, under-estimating their performance and also differences in the way men and women communicate, all contribute to why women get overlooked for promotion and pay rises. […]
Founder of Workible, a mobile and social recruitment platform for flexible workforce industries, Fiona Anson (pictured), writes about her journey into creating a technology start-up with her business partner Allison Baker. The idea of Workible came from an idea that was sparked from many shared car rides to work with my business partner, Allison Baker. […]
If you are too young to remember those days long ago when men went to work wearing dark suits, fedoras, white shirts and ties, all you need to do is watch a few old movies from the 1930s all the way to about 1980. Whether spoken or not, people just knew that work attire meant […]
Through managing a successful multi‐million dollar business and a family of three, Christine Tylee (pictured with her husband Paul) has become a master at organisation, setting goals and making time for herself. When juggling the responsibilities of work life and being a mum, sometimes it seems impossible to keep all the balls in the air. […]
Success as a company depends on great people. As one of only 16 companies in the ASX200 to be given a green light by Women On Boards for demonstrating a commitment to improving gender diversity within their organisation, Telstra is considered to be one of Australia’s most diverse and inclusive places to work. For some […]
A poll of Australia’s leading business women has revealed that while a career break is often perceived as negatively impacting a woman’s career, it can also be a catalyst to reassess a career path, become an entrepreneur, or try something new. In recent a poll* of 115 state and territory finalists of the 2013 Telstra […]
Business owner and ‘Top Gun Leader’ with The Body Shop At Home, Brooke Goodall (pictured), shares her top tips for setting goals and sticking to them. Goal setting is an ongoing activity and critical to the success of any business venture; new or old. Like most things in business, setting goals is a process, which […]
With more than 140,000 employees, the child care sector is a major employer in Australia of women and young workers. But whether through ignorance, complacence or greed, child care businesses have been charging parents a small fortune, while underpaying their workers and the Fair Work Ombudsman has had enough. Earlier this year the Fair Work […]
Tomorrow (1 October) is International Day of Older Persons and this year the theme is The future we want: what older persons are saying. According to Australia’s Council on the Ageing (COTA), Australia’s five and a half million older citizens say they want a future free from discrimination; to be able to participate fully in […]
A new report by the World Bank and IFC has found economies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have the most extensive lists of jobs women cannot legally do. With 456 jobs women cannot do, the Russian Federation has to be the worst place on earth to be looking for work if you’re a female. […]
Women On Boards (WOB), the organisation founded in 2006 to increase the number of women on Australian boards, has named and shamed those companies in the ASX200 who show little or no interest in gender diversity. According to the latest WOB Traffic Light Index launched in Sydney last week, 15.5% (31 companies) from the ASX200 […]
Tanya Bartolini always knew she loved to cook, but it wasn’t until she took maternity leave from a high-stress career in finance and gave birth to her son that she realised she wanted to do it for a living. Now, she manages a popular food website – The Kitchen Bench – and is launching her […]
The ABC’s Women in Broadcast Technology scholarship program (WiBT) has won the 2013 Women in Technology (WiT) Employer of Choice Award. Over the past 21 years, more than 100 women have completed the WiBT scholarship program with a number of them securing ongoing employment at the ABC through the program. The scholarships have contributed to […]
While postgraduate salaries are, on average, greater than undergraduate salaries in every field of study, The Good Universities Guide to Postgraduate Courses reveals that the differences between undergraduate and postgraduate salaries vary considerably and for some, postgraduate study could be a waste of time and money. Considering the time and expense that postgraduate degrees require, […]
You recognise her immediately as she walks into a room. It’s a woman who commands authority and attention before even saying a word. When she speaks, it’s a calm, clear and succinct delivery that makes even the staunchest members of the ‘boys club’ take notice. Her gestures (fluid) and grooming (impeccable) communicate as much about […]
We conclude our Women in Politics series with Cate Faehrmann, lead Senate candidate for the Greens in NSW. So if you reside in NSW and vote for the Australian Greens in the Senate at tomorrow’s federal election, this is the lady you’ll be voting for. Cate Faehrmann acknowledges the fact that she took a big […]
Specialist recruitment firm Page Personnel, is looking to recognise the best Executive Assistant (EA) or Personal Assistant (PA) in Australia. Now in it’s third year, the Page Personnel Executive Assistant of the Year Award rewards one Executive or Personal Assistant and five runners-up for going above and beyond the call of duty. The winner of […]
Tuesday 3 September 2013 marks ‘Equal Pay Day’, a symbolic reminder of the additional 64 days from 1 July that the average woman has to work to earn what the average man took home the previous financial year. The Equal Pay Day calculation is based on the current national gender pay gap – 17.5%¹ which […]
Sure, every man says he wants a smart, funny, talented wife. But a new study finds that subconsciously a man’s ego takes a hit whenever his wife succeeds, no matter what the domain. According to a new study published in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, a man’s subconscious self-esteem may be bruised when his […]
More women than men in Australia continue to work in jobs that provide less security and stability, according to a new report released today by the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Today’s release of Gender Indicators, Australia brings together a variety of ABS and non-ABS data to look at the differences between men and women, […]
Sam Cawthorn, Young Australian of the Year (TAS), says “problems, tough times and crises are good for us”. With all the military conflicts and violence in the world, the global economic crisis, the natural disaster crises and other crises we experience throughout our lives, most of us have heard of the term post-traumatic stress disorder […]
We continue with our Women in Politics series with the Hon. Teresa Gambaro MP (Liberal), Federal Member for Brisbane, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance and for Citizenship and Settlement. Liberal MP Teresa Gambaro learnt what it meant to have guts long before she went into politics. Her parents, who immigrated to Australia from […]
Next up in our Women in Politics series is Federal Member for Higgins in the House of Representatives, the Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer MP (Liberal). The key message conveyed in Kelly O’Dwyer’s maiden speech in parliament was that of aspiration. In February 2010, the Federal Member for Higgins *Vic) cited the story of her grandparents who […]
Next up in our Women in Politics series is high profile Greens Senator for South Australia, Sarah Hanson-Young. The Liberal Party have let it be known that the 31 year old Senator is in for the fight of her political life at the next Federal Election on September 7. The first thing you notice about […]
Possibly the most controversial inclusion in our Women in Politics series is Fiona Patten, Senate candidate for Victoria and Leader of the Australian Sex Party. Fiona Patten is regarded by many as the face of the Australian sex industry. As a lobbyist she has represented sex workers, HIV and AIDS sufferers, as well as the […]
Next up in our Women in Politics series, is Senator Bridget McKenzie. Tall and blonde, Ms McKenzie gained unwanted media attention last year when fellow National Party Senator Barnaby Joyce referred to her in the Senate as “a flash bit of kit.” FROM the age of five, an eager Bridget McKenzie would wake up at […]
Today we continue our series Women in Politics, with Michaelia Cash, the Senator for Western Australia (Liberal), who hit the headlines back in June when she attacked Senator Penny Wong for betraying Julia Gillard and ‘the sisterhood’. Despite being in office for just one term, Senator Michaelia Cash, has already proven to be a dynamic […]
Women continue to be underrepresented in senior and leadership roles. Only 15.6 per cent of ASX400 executives are women, which puts Australia behind most developed countries including New Zealand, the United States and Canada. While women are more qualified than men, with 50 per cent more women graduating from university, their careers do not progress […]
The tarnished reputation of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) following several shocking sex scandals, is expected to improve when more women are promoted to senior ranks says Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick. Ms Broderick is leading the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force. The ADF and […]
In the latest installment of our Women in Politics series, we gain a little more insight into the Hon Julie Bishop MP (Liberal), Member for Curtin, Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. At 38, Julie Bishop had achieved what many young lawyers aspire to […]
Queensland businesswoman and ICT Woman of the Year 2013, Yvette Adams, believes entrepreneurialism should be encouraged in schools and code should be taught in preference to subjects such as algebra and calculus. Yvette Adams (pictured) was named ICT Woman of the Year last night, at the prestigious national 2013 iAwards in Melbourne. The iAwards is […]