7 Women to Watch in 2013

In 2012 we witnessed the rise of some of the world’s most talented and dedicated women – in the fields of business and media, sport, fashion, politics and the arts. But which go-getting gals are set to be the star players of 2013? 2012 was quite a year for women on the international stage. We wat … [Read more...]

Top Tips for a Successful Job Interview

Congratulations! The time has come to get out there and get yourself a new job. With everything else going on in your life it might seem a bit daunting. Lots of people tell me that they get nervous prior to an interview because they don’t know what to expect. So plan, prepare and practice some of y … [Read more...]

Personal Injury in the Workplace: Your Rights

One of the most common forms of personal injury is accidents that occur in the workplace. Throughout our daily working lives we risk injury from the moment we arrive on the premises, even without knowing it. Accidents can occur in the car park, the foyer, the stairs – and these are before you’ve eve … [Read more...]

100 Australian Women of Influence 2012

Jan Owen, Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Young Australians has topped the list of 100 Women of Influence for 2012. Nine additional women from the 100 Women of Influence list have been honoured for their contribution to the economic and social future of Australia at the 2012 Women of … [Read more...]

How to Create an Inspirational Home Office Space

When you work from home there can be so many distractions. For most there are pets, children, television, a comfy place to read a book and gardening that always needs doing. These can drag you away from your work but having a really inspirational office can make a huge difference to your … [Read more...]

London is Calling for Australian Nannies

London wants Australian nannies. Traditional jobs for the UK childcare market leaned toward hiring Italian, French and other Western European women as nannies, but the market is changing rapidly according to UK childcare companies. The typical Briton is looking more toward Australians to carry out … [Read more...]

Few females have adequate super plans, says Westpac report

A report by Westpac has found that women are not planning financially for gaps in their career cycle. While saving for retirement is a concern for all Australians, knowing how and when to maximise your wealth can be tricky. This is one of the reasons why utilising the services of a financial … [Read more...]

Major Government reforms to advance gender equality

For women in the workforce, the atmosphere of equality is certainly different to that of the last generation. However the fight for a more balanced working environment for women across all industries and sectors continues, as does the removal of other disincentives to female roles in the … [Read more...]

2012 EOWA Employer of Choice for Women List

Although we still have a long way to go, if the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) Employer of Choice for Women (EOCFW) citation program is any indication, working women in Australia have reason to hope for a brighter future. The war for talent is heating up, according to … [Read more...]

Naked on stage and loving it By Emma Grey

I spoke at something this week without the parachute of speaking notes. When I began public speaking as part of my work a few years ago, I’d be sick with nerves from the moment I booked the talk into my diary. I’d have every single word written out in 14 point font – an enormous pile of papers that … [Read more...]

Back to school at age 42

I'm really excited this evening because tomorrow, I will join the growing number of adults who have enrolled in a course of study through Open Universities Australia (OUA). It's a dream come true for me, a chance to finish what I started 20 years ago when I first enrolled at university. Although … [Read more...]

When fear of failure holds you back

My literary agent has been waiting for the synopsis of my teen trilogy now for a week-ish. Er, make that a fortnight. At least. This is the same trilogy that I started writing approximately four years ago – words tumbling onto the page like they were coming home, until ninety-eight percent of the … [Read more...]

Underemployment still an issue for busy mums

Mums look for better working opportunities. Mums are still the main caretaker in the family despite a push to change the way men think about kids. Busy mums are looking to increase the amount of paid-work they do in any given week, according to new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics … [Read more...]