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. Read More
I want all Australian’s to take action to create a kinder, more compassionate, inclusive Australia. Especially for women, because you know what? Australia can be a tough place to be a woman. But you can make a difference. You can do this by being deliberately, purposefully and mindfully inclusive, kind, compassionate and just a little bit audacious! Read More
There’s a lot of talk about the problem of gender inequality. There is a lot of talk about the benefits of a gender diverse workforce. Increasingly, CEO’s are including gender diversity in their top priorities. I would forgive you if you were thinking “blah, blah, blah” right now. Because guess what? Many leaders are thinking blah blah blah. Alarmingly, there are many women in the corporate world who think (and say) the say thing. Because there is a LOT of talk and very little high impact action. Or is there? Read More
Sheena Ireland, Director of Specialists in Communications, founded her company based on the belief that we all have a unique offering that can’t be replicated by others. She has adopted Oscar Wilde’s famous quote ‘Be yourself, everyone else is already taken’ as her personal motto. Read More
You Can’t Be What You Can’t See. Right? I’m in absolute admiration mode for these two women who have embarked upon an ambitious and very worthwhile campaign to correctly rewrite history and rightly enshrine women in our history books. Read More
When I was growing up, my Mum used to say “If you haven’t got something nice to say, then say nothing at all.”
Put another way, just because you can say it, write it, post it, doesn’t mean you should. Read More
The fight for gender equality arguably shouldn’t have ever been a fight. In my idealistic and perfect world, men and women from all walks of life would grow up as equals from day one. Heres how women can use their phone to Press For Progress. Read More
I married the love of my life on Sunday 25th March.
As a couple who are in their 18th year together, you might wonder why bother with marriage? Our union is strong. Our love is enduring. Our life together doesn’t need the stamp of marriage legitimacy. We don’t need a piece of paper to prove anything. Read More
Linda Ryle is currently President of Indigenous Lawyers Association Queensland, an organisation that is completely financed through the volunteer efforts and fundraising of their Management Committee (not government funded). She is a strong and eloquent advocate for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the justice sector. Linda’s career has been devoted to ensuring that cultural intelligence and context is applied in consideration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s representation within the legal system. Read More
My colleagues were middle-aged, white, straight men, most with stay at home wives. You could argue that they were pale, male and stale. It was a problem. But I needed to stop admiring the problem and do something about it.