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Cybersecurity firm secures 2018 Telstra ACT Business of the Year

Cybersecurity firm, Penten, is the 2018 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business of the Year. The business helps defence and government agencies protect their systems and data against the threats of the digital age. Its central focus is on helping government, to ensure the security of their mobile devices and the management of cyber deception. “We […]

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Amanda McIntyre: Mentoring 101

It seems that, regardless of your age or position, finding a mentor can be something of a scary prospect. Whether it’s the fear your dream mentor will say ‘no thanks’, or that approaching someone outside of your work circle can feel uncomfortable, lack of knowledge about mentorships (or just not knowing where to start) can […]

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Why women don’t apply for jobs like men

It’s a fact. Women tend to apply for jobs when they’re 100% confident they have what it takes to fill a role. Men, on the other hand, tend to apply even though they’re only 60% confident. What’s going on? Well, it might not be what you think. Kim Vella says the main reason behind this […]

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Tattoos, boats and STEM: the 2018 ACT Telstra Business Awards

When you think Telstra, the iconic Black Mountain tower likely springs to mind. But did you know that telecommunications giant is also a champion of local Canberran business? This July, Canberra’s movers and shakers will converge at the National Gallery of Australia for the 2018 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business Awards. From coffee vans turned […]

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A new opportunity for Canberra’s women entrepreneurs

Many of us dream of escaping the office grind and launching that business idea we’ve been ruminating on. But what if we told you that dream could soon be a reality? More and more Canberra women are defining their own brand of hustle, creating innovative small businesses and start-ups. Yet as alluring as it may […]

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Wanted: An authentic, inspiring leadership development opportunity 

When you look at the offering women’s leadership events, the choice can be dizzying.  I often wonder, which conference is the right one for me? What skills will I learn, if any? Will this event offer me practical tools I can apply in real life? Are the speakers’ leaders, raising other women with them, or […]

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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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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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Classic constructions rising around Canberra

A family-run Canberra building company is rising to the challenge of turning client dreams of domestic bliss into a built reality. Jason Tanchevski has a favourite part of his job as a Director at Classic Constructions. It is the part that comes with handing over the keys to a brand new home that a family […]

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