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Girls moving in: Canberra Grammar School builds on co-ed boarding

“Boarding school” sometimes has connotations of a harsh British colonial era. But modern and busy families are finding it an indispensable option for providing a stable and nurturing school experience for their children for a whole variety of reasons. And the establishment of Canberra’s first co-educational boarding school will provide a suite of new options […]

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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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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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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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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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Where art meets science

Until recently, “biological anthropology” was a term I could barely pronounce, much less comprehend. That was until I spoke to Dr Alison Behie, Head of Discipline for Biological Anthropology at ANU College of Arts and Social Science (CASS).   “Biological anthropology is a discipline that is trying to understand human uniqueness. We are trying to […]

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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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I heart coding and I do it for you Canberra!

It’s not my usual sleepy Sunday morning at 6am as I creep out the house, trying not to wake my two year old daughter and her Daddy. But today is special. We are launching the inaugural Canberra Girls’ Programming Network (GPN) for a group of young girls from local and rural Canberra schools. What is […]

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The untapped potential of Executive Assistants

They say that ‘behind every successful women is herself’. While that may be true, it’s also likely there’s an Executive Assistant (EA). There are few careers more greatly underestimated. Often thought of as a ‘stepping stone’ position, EAs actually have a profound influence on the ability of executives to do their job well. And in […]

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Stepping up with Graduate Study

“Michelle cites the helpful lecturers and online tools that CIT provides as key to her success” When Michelle Edden left her university degree unfinished to go travelling, she never thought she could one day complete her Masters, but that dream is soon to become reality thanks to a Graduate Diploma of Management (Professional Practice) at […]

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