Country kids learn early to think on their feet, put in a hard day’s work, and to work as a team member. Failure is not something country people accept. Patrice Brown is a wonderful advertisement for the women of country Australia.
I am a gender equality consultant, researcher and speaker. Every year, there is this phenomenon called International Women’s Day. Like Christmas and Easter, this celebration comes around each year. Like
What Do You Believe About Women, Work and Money? I know the gender pay gap is real. It starts early. It persists throughout a woman’s life. It harms her. Especially when she becomes a woman over 50. It is not a myth. Its reality for too many women.
I want to show up as the best version of myself every year for my wife, my family, my friends and of course, my wonderful clients, members and listeners. I do not leave this to chance. I plan how I am going to show up for the year, every year, because my friends, hope is NOT a strategy!
Let’s allow ourselves to daydream about what an ideal, gender balanced world in sport and business looks like beyond gender biases and discrimination. Let’s daydream about a nirvana like environment that truly has a level playing field, where we are collectively realising our full potential. Yes, let’s daydream a little.
How do you find highly qualified and experienced professionals who are in the right place at the right time?
You look further afield than CBD or urban locations, just like Jo Palmer does with Pointer Remote Roles.
The image of the laconic Aussie bloke saying ‘Fair go mate’ is one that many Australian’s are familiar with. We even had a Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, who famously first used a variant of the phrase: ‘fair shake of the sauce bottle’ in 2006. Well now its my time to echo our 26th Prime Minister and say ‘fair shake of the sauce bottle’, because whilst many of us love Australian bush slang and phraseology, it seems that it doesn’t translate to providing women in Australia an actual fair go.
There is just too much talk and too little action when it comes to gender equality in sport. Sports leaders must develop a new game plan for women.