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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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What if our work day synced with the school day?

Mothers Day is over and now we have 364 days til we’re celebrated again by the rest of the world. So yesterday got us thinking about the unpaid work mothers do, and how hard it is for mothers and others to hold down full-time jobs at the same time. With six-hour school days and eight-hour […]

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Getting public sector ready is easier than you think

In Canberra, everyone knows someone working in the public service. In fact, some locals may only know people working in the public sector, so large is this segment of Canberra’s workforce. But what some people don’t anticipate is how difficult it can be to get your foot in the door of the public sector as […]

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Proving Millennial Stereotypes Wrong

In May 2013, the front cover of TIME Magazine read “Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents”. It’s meant to be funny, and you can see the underlying joke, but the problem is when we don’t disprove the stereotype. Yes, we all have those friends who upload more pouting selfies than […]

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How To Nurture Your Hustle

Mental wellness: it’s a hugely important topic, though too often ignored. But on Friday 23 March, a panel of Canberra’s most inspirational women will come together to shine a light on the issue. ‘How To Nurture Your Hustle – Finding Your Way Back In The Dark’, CPA Australia’s second Women’s Leadership Lunch, will provide advice […]

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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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