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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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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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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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