McDonald’s 2017 Masthead

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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Brilliant business women from ACT leading the way

From Indigenous inspired beauty products, to cosy cafes in The National Library of Australia, business women from the Australian Capital Territory prove abundant in creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.  Telstra Business Women’s Awards Ambassador, Group Executive, Media, and Chief Marketing Officer, Joe Pollard said that women from the Australian Capital Territory are changing business, one brilliant […]

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stressed woman feature

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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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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