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Always ‘busy’? Here’s the answer

Everybody seems to be in a rush these days. When you ask someone ‘How are you?’, it seems that the default response has changed from being ‘good’ to being ‘busy’. I think for some people (that is, me), this has become a habit. A few months ago, I decided to start checking in on whether […]

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The language of leaders

Humans are linguistic beings. We cannot exist separate to language.  Even if there is no-one else in the room, we are using language – reading, thinking, singing, listening etc. There is no escaping. And, most of the time, we can be unaware of the extent to which we are surrounded by language. But how effectively […]

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Going back to study: yes, it’s possible

Everything changes after having a kid. You discover how little sleep a person can survive on, become a master of multitasking, and Peppa Pig is your go-to show. This can also be a time when you wonder if your career is going to fit in with your new role. Maybe your job requires you to […]

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Sexual harassment: are you ready to act?

Three expert women. Three informed views. One hot topic. A stimulating panel discussion on sexual harassment – featuring a lawyer, leader and executive career coach – promises to dig deep on this ugly issue that has touched all of us in some way. We’ve either been harassed or know someone who has or worked somewhere […]

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Leadership 101: what does it actually mean?

Being adaptable, agile, good at change management are all essential leadership tools. But what does that actually mean? How do you know if you tick those boxes? I believe that this means being able to learn. Every day as a manager, I am required to learn to do my job effectively. When I first move […]

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How does our language create our reality?

Are you aware of how the language that you use may be impacting upon your perception of the world? How does this happen, and what can you do to change it? As human beings, we cannot avoid language. Language is to humans like water is to fish, we swim in it every day, we cannot […]

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Women at Work: Sariel Taylor Pindo

A decision to stay in Canberra for university took Sariel Taylor Pindo to Washington, and Hillary Clinton’s Head Campaign Office. For Sariel, it made sense to stay in Canberra, her hometown for university. As she explains, her interest when leaving school was political science so when seeking the right degree in 2011, the Australian National […]

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Don’t freak out. This is how to smash your next TV interview

A TV producer calls you an invites you on her program. Despite your quickening pulse, you agree. But after hanging up the phone, you start getting nervous. You’re due to arrive at the TV studio in two hours’ time for an interview. Yes, we know. It seems terrifying. The first thing to do? Stay calm. […]

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Elise Apolloni named 2017 Telstra Australian Young Business Woman

Young entrepreneur re-imagining pharmacy wins the 2017 Telstra Australian Young Business Women’s Award Canberra business woman, Elise Apolloni, Managing Partner of Capital Chemist Wanniassa, is the 2017 Telstra Australian Young Business Women’s Award winner. “I am ecstatic, I feel like I’m floating…and it’s still kind of sinking in—the gravitas of what has happened,” says Elise. “If you’d asked […]

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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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