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Getting more girls in Aviation

“You can’t be what you can’t see” It’s the collective motto that’s being echoed by women in sport, hospitality and many other industries that have been traditionally male-dominated – including Women in Aviation. Women in Aviation, International is a global not for profit organisation that’s dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all […]

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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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Founder of Rare Birds, Jo Burston

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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(Re)searching for a better future: Dr Liz Allen

For many of us, a high school and even a tertiary education isn’t just accessible, but encouraged and in some cases expected. When we think about barriers to education – particularly for women – it’s often third world countries that come to mind – but it’s an issue that’s far closer to home than we’d […]

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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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10 life lessons that working at McDonald’s taught me

It’s a rite of passage for many teenagers: the first job. Mine was McDonald’s, more than 20 years ago. The lessons I learnt in my first job have a deeper meaning today, which is scary given my role was basically to cook or serve people burgers and fries and then clean up. Here are 10 […]

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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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