How to progress in your career – as a woman

If you want to progress in your career and achieve advancement to senior ranks, maybe even land a position on a board, you can’t just sit around waiting for opportunities to present themselves to you. With women a minority when it comes to senior positions, it is up to you to take control of your p … [Read more...]

Women as Leaders: Tanya Plibersek, MP

Continuing our series on 'Women as Leaders' in the lead up to the Women, Management and Work Conference scheduled for later this month, we hear from the federal Minister for Housing and the Status of Women, the Hon. Tanya Plibersek, MP. With two young children and another due in October, Tanya … [Read more...]

Stay at Home Mothers worth a Six Figure Salary

According to's "10th Annual Mom's Salary Survey" the time mothers spend performing "job functions" in the home, would equate to an annual salary of US$117,856 for a Stay-at-Home Mum. While working mothers would earn US$71,860 above their regular salary for their mum duties. Now in it's … [Read more...]

Male Business Leaders Support Women in Business

A new leadership group of male CEOs and Chairmen has been formed to elevate the issue of women’s representation in the corporate sector on the national business agenda. The leadership group, established at a meeting with the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, in Sydney last week, … [Read more...]

Eileen Doyle joins the Board of Boral Limited

Congratulations to Dr Eileen Doyle who has been appointed as a non-executive Director of Boral Limited. Dr Doyle has had a distinguished career in the materials and water industries in Australia, including five years in senior operational roles with CSR Limited including CEO of CSR’s Panels D … [Read more...]

The Health Benefits of Working Flexible Hours

New evidence has emerged from Europe to suggest that workers who are able to have input into the way their hours are structured, might also experience tangible health benefits. A recent review by researchers for the Cochrane Collaboration has highlighted the potential health benefits associated … [Read more...]

CME Women in Resources Awards 2010

Women working in Western Australia’s resources sector were recognised today at the inaugural Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) of Western Australia Women in Resources Awards breakfast in Perth. Sabina Shugg was named the 2010 Women in Resources Champion, for significant contributions to the i … [Read more...]

More women choosing accounting as a career

The accounting profession is attracting greater numbers of women, according to statistics released today by Australia’s peak accounting body, CPA Australia. CPA Australia CEO Alex Malley said the ratio of women to men in the accounting profession had moved towards parity over the past decade or so – … [Read more...]

Next Generation of Hospitality and Tourism Managers

With 335,000 job opportunities forecast over the next three years*, the Australian tourism and hospitality industry is set to make a come back in 2010. However, job seekers should take note, the days of rising through the ranks without a qualification are over. Stuart Wiggins, deputy head of the … [Read more...]

Australia's first Branded Fashion Degree

The Billy Blue College of Design in Australia will offer one of the world's first Branded Fashion courses in 2010. Branded fashion is a huge growth area that requires talented designers to generate clothing that resonates with a brand’s image, meaning and price point. The new course has been d … [Read more...]

Fall Back in Love with Your Job

The word ‘love’ is not a word most of us associate with ‘work’, as work is about function, purpose and necessity, while love is a blissful emotion associated with immense happiness. But like the personal relationships we have in our lives, our relationship with our job can often present the same cha … [Read more...]

Five steps to a happier career in 2010

As those who struggled in 2009 emerge from the doom and gloom of the global financial crisis, the Christmas period proved to be the perfect solution to shake off the negativity of the past 12 months. Traditionally a time for relaxation and rejuvenation, the holiday season provided recession-weary … [Read more...]

How to work the office Christmas party to get ahead

While the office Christmas party is the time of the year when companies keep their promise of making work fun, the mix of Baby Boomers, Gen X and Y can create a formula for disaster for young up-and-comers, says a leading authority on Gen Y. For the young and ambitious, the office Christmas party … [Read more...]

Work Life Bliss – How One Woman Made a Career of It

Listening to Emma Grey speak at a business event recently, there was absolutely no doubt in my mind this is a woman whose got it ‘sorted’. Calm, modulated, articulate and harbouring the uncanny ability to slam you with ‘aha’ moments, I sat in a quasi-meet-the-swami mode, undulating between the fact t … [Read more...]

Do Masculine Women Earn More Money?

Research out of Germany suggests that women who adopt a 'masculine approach' in the workplace earn up to $83,000 more in their working lives than 'nicer' female colleagues. The study, Does it Pay to be Nice, showed 'Alpha females' earned 4 per cent more than their 'passive' co-workers, while … [Read more...]

Former Banker Leads Not for Profit Organisation

Some executives are climbing to the top of the corporate ladder only to find once they get there, they are unfulfilled. No longer content to spend their entire working lives chasing a bigger salary and the corner office, they are leaving the corporate world behind to take up roles in not for profit … [Read more...]

Working for the Freemasons

In June 2008, Susan Williams (pictured), was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Masonic Youth Welfare Fund (MYWF), a charity run by the famous all-male fraternity, the Freemasons. Susan is the first female to hold this role and the first woman to write an editorial for their magazine. The … [Read more...]

Insights from a Leading Female CFO

  Gillian Larkins, Chief Financial Officer of Westpac Institutional Bank (pictured), features in the second instalment of the CFO Masters Series by specialist recruitment firm, Robert Half. In the video of her interview with Stuart Cameron, Gillian Larkins offers open and honest insights … [Read more...]

New Website for IT Recruitment

Fairfax Media in Australia and CBS Interactive have joined forces to develop – a dynamic new website dedicated to IT recruitment. Fairfax Media is the largest integrated metropolitan, rural and regional, print and online digital media company in Australasia, with publications and w … [Read more...]

Lifting the Lid on Australia's Top CFO's

Specialist recruitment firm Robert Half has launched the CFO Masters Series; an online video series that features personal and professional insights from some of Australia’s leading Chief Financial Officers. The CFO Masters Series, featuring CFOs from Colonial First State bank, CSIRO, Procter & … [Read more...]

Having a baby and the career you want too

With the announcement of paid parental leave coming into force in early 2011, Australia’s leading gender diversity expert, Maureen Frank, has released my mentor – parental leave a practical guide for employees on how to plan for, and transition back from, parental leave. Maureen has also shared wit … [Read more...]