Achieve Masthead
woman work office_feature

A gender peace, not a gender war

Grattan Institute estimates that a 6% increase in women’s workforce participation could increase the national GDP by $25 billion. The United Nation’s definition of gender equality[1] refers to the equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities of women and men and girls and boys. It is important to recognise that the same rights, responsibilities and opportunities should […]

READ more

A Network of Possibilities

Many women seek opportunities to enlighten and broaden their career path. Some choose professional development, some choose philanthropy and some choose to nourish their inner life through personal development. Many do not seek traditional ways of achieving these goals and prefer instead to pursue projects that align closely with their personal values. Executive career coach […]

READ more

Dream Jobs: Hayley O’Neill

“WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?” When we’re young, many of us fantasise about being musicians or making movies; as we get older we may dream of being paid to review fine food, or working in magazines. But what’s the reality of these ‘Dream Jobs’? Just three years ago Hayley O’Neill […]

READ more
woman business feature

10 ways to fit in your new workplace

Congratulations! You’ve won that new job! Whether it’s a new experience, transfer or promotion, the next challenge is about to begin. How you start the job will affect how successfully you will build relationships, set expectations and work within the team culture. Starting a new job can be a stressful and exciting event. Most people […]

READ more
House planning couple feature

Taking the emotion out of property investment

Question: What do you think is the key factor in selecting a great investment property? How much you pay Intimate knowledge of the area/city you’re investing in Should you buy off the plan? According to Tony Barber and Peter Ingram from Property Professionals Australia (PPA), it’s none of these. These veterans of the building and […]

READ more
woman in cafe happy feature

What’s your dream job?

Perhaps a fast-jet pilot, a financier or even the foreign minister? Unlike our grandmothers, women are no longer bound by the shackles of formal workplace restrictions, and can sign-up as an infantry soldier, enrol as an electrical engineer or mount the CEO throne just like anybody else. And hell, so it should be. But much […]

READ more
Does this majestic vista look worthy of a brown tile? No, it doesn't.

ACT Budget 2016-17: Safe budgets and Safer Families

Chief Minister Andrew Barr was confident as he handed down the ACT 2016-17 Budget yesterday morning. “This is a budget for an even better Canberra. It’s a budget that invests in the priorities that the people of Canberra want the ACT Government to invest in,” Barr announced aside a seemingly low risk budget in the […]

READ more

Five ways to master public speaking

Public speaking. Many of us hate it, but sometimes you have to learn to love it. It could be advancing your career, building your personal brand or just an opportunity too exciting to refuse. Just like any other skill, you can learn to be a great public speaker. Executive and speaker coach Katrina Howard would […]

READ more
stressed woman feature

Monday Moment: This is how scared I was

I had another radio interview last week, this time about flexibility in the workplace and related things, and it was great fun. There’s a sense of being enveloped in the cosy, sound-proofed acoustics of the studio, and a feeling of camaraderie with the announcer while you have the chat. If only I could go back […]

READ more
woman public speaking feature

Hate public speaking? Try this

Does public speaking made you want to revisit your lunch? Do find yourself avoiding tasks or roles that could have you presenting in front of an audience? Pre-presentation nerves are normal, but if a dislike of public speaking is holding you back professionally, something has to change. Enter TEDX Canberra, the organisation that puts hundreds […]

READ more