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How to do a great media interview

Oh that sinking feeling of getting a great media opportunity and walking away wishing you’d done better. Honestly, it’s happened to the best of us. You leave the radio or TV studio kicking yourself and thinking of everything you could have said but didn’t. (Yes even though the pair of us have more than four decades […]

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Scholarships to help Rare Birds find their wings

Inspiring Rare Birds, a global hub supporting aspiring female entrepreneurs, yesterday announced support from the Australian Government to provide funding for 100 mentoring scholarships to women business owners in traditionally under-served demographics. The scholarships will provide high calibre mentors to help women grow their business and be successful entrepreneurs. Funded under the Australian Government’s Women’s Leadership […]

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Rare Birds flock together

Have you ever received career advice that changed your life? Perhaps you needed that second opinion to reassure you, or maybe you were told you something you needed to hear but didn’t want to. For me, it was my grandfather telling me to pursue an Arts Degree when I was set on something more ‘practical’. “You […]

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Public servants stay focussed in Trump era

Trump and Brexit will distract our political leaders warns Australian businesswoman Catherine Livingstone. One of Australia’s most senior businesswomen has urged the public service to stay focussed while governments become increasingly “distracted” by the repercussions of a Trump presidency and the fall-out from Brexit. The outgoing president of the Business Council of Australia, Catherine Livingstone, […]

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ATO wins gold in Public Sector awards

The Australian Taxation Office has taken out the Gold Award in the 2016 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management. The award recognises the ATO’s high-tech and streamlined processes for managing the nation’s superannuation savings. The “SuperStream” initiative is designed to enhance the ‘back office’ of superannuation, transmitting money and information consistently between […]

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Fertility clinic founder named Telstra ACT Business Woman of the Year

Dr Nicole Sides, managing director and medical director of Compass Fertility, is the 2016 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business Woman of the Year. Held last night at the National Gallery of Australia, the 2016 Telstra ACT Business Women’s Awards recognised “brilliant, passionate and courageous women who are thriving in their chosen fields,” says Joe Pollard, […]

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Even Jane Halton gets manterrupted…

“The glass ceiling is still there. And you hit it at different levels and parts of the APS. This needs to change.” Australia’s most senior female public servant Jane Halton has delivered a parting shot to “manterrupters” in the public service, calling on senior male bureaucrats to take a more practical approach to ensuring the […]

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PMT: How to manage your emotions in leadership

Being a leader has its challenges. We are called upon to be consistent and professional, which for some of us, can seem almost impossible when ‘that time of the month’ kicks in. Last time I checked, ‘psycho’ is not a leadership quality. Thanks Mother Nature… I’ve noticed in the last six months, a pattern of […]

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Capital Airport Group flies high as 2016 Telstra ACT Business of the Year

The Capital Airport Group, which oversees the aviation gateway to Canberra, has been named the 2016 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business of the Year. Each year, nearly three million passengers travel through Canberra Airport to and from Australia’s capital cities. This number is expected to more than double within the next decade, and expand internationally […]

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Erin Hinton: a local architect to watch

Chances are, you’ve seen architect Erin Hinton’s work around Canberra without knowing it. Recent winner of the Australian Institute of Architects’ ACT ‘Emerging Architect’ Prize, Erin is a practicing architect, lecturer at the University of Canberra, curator of the Young.Hot.Canberra exhibition and PhD student. Erin was honoured to win the accolade, even more so because […]

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