Women’s forum

Boost your interview confidence

Women who tend to undersell themselves at interviews generally lack the confidence to promote themselves and their achievements. According to Kitty Kay and Claire Shipman – “success, it turns out, correlates just as closely with confidence as it does withRead More ›

Gaps on Resumes – Mums the Word

A gap on your resume can be disastrous but why?  Because it’s an indication I have children. I heard a HR Manager proclaim that she (yes, she) would throw a resume in the bin if she thought the candidate hadRead More ›

Bamboo and Glass Ceiling – Do Asian Women Have Two Ceilings To Break Through?

The Bamboo Ceiling is a term relating to the lack of representation of leaders in Australian business’ from Asian backgrounds.  A 2013 DCA reports suggests a huge underrepresentation of women leaders from Asian backgrounds – 29 female versus 233 male. Read More ›

Help! I’m having a Mother of an Identity Crisis

I recently heard a wonderful interview with Sibylla Stephen (from the band, Little Stevies) who was talking about the concept of identity and how we define ourselves.  Her comments and blog got me thinking about professional identity and the dualRead More ›

Mothers Increase Productivity – Seems Like a No Brainer to Me…

Can women with children really change the nation’s balance sheet? The Grattan Institute argues that if workplace participation of women increased by only 6% our GDP would be $25 billion higher. I find that figure both completely staggering and totallyRead More ›

Women & Sabotage at Work – Is it Us (well, some of it)?

Do women deliberately sabotage themselves, and each other in the workplace? Much is documented about the way women behave at work and frankly I find the scrutiny a little overwhelming. I began thinking about self-sabotage and women in the workRead More ›

Returning to work after baby – could a Career Plan help?

There is a wealth of available information around the complexities of returning to work after having a baby.  Most of it is focused on the transition into motherhood and attempting to balance this when returning to work.  All of whichRead More ›

‘Part-Time’ needs a PR makeover

Part-time has a bad name, it sends a shiver down the spine of most employers.  It has disastrous connotations for careers, just ask any woman in banking and finance!  It even has its own syndrome resulting in ‘flexibility stigma’.  IRead More ›

The ‘Stop & Go’ Career – Why can’t Employers see the Benefits?

Careers are no longer linear as the changing nature of work continues to shift. Careers have become transitional and fluid removing the traditional model of constant long-term employment. I say bravo! Yet so many employers continue to struggle to seeRead More ›

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