Why Asking For a Fair Go Is Risky and How to Solve It.

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

Why do we seek out difference instead of similarity?

True equality will not be achieved until we are willing to accept that people are human beings. That we all share a common humanity. What we don’t want is to pursue a kind of equality that means everyone is treated equally poorly. Read More

How to be a Female Entrepreneur Who Has High Impact.

Women are in business to do business, to achieve our business goals and objectives, to have lots of impact and to ensure that we are setting ourselves up for long-term, sustainable financial success. But how? Read More

What is the state of play at your business for equality?

Organisations still struggling with creating equal opportunities are feeling the pressure to catch up…and fast! However, if equality, inclusion and diversity haven’t been on your organisations radar until now, probably time to start! Read More

Why I Finally Married The Love Of My Life

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

How Women Help Other Women: time to bust myths

Ever been the victim of “Queen Bee Syndrome”? Ellevest CEO, Sallie Krawcheck has & says that the number one issue standing in the way of women is, other women! Read More

Why life is certain when you have passion and purpose 

I have spent this past week with my family as we grieved for the loss of a family member, my paternal uncle. Occasions like death and funerals can set the scene for deep discussion, reflection and in some cases, regret. Our week has been relatively typical in that regard. My Dad, recounting how he was… Read More

My love of “F” words

Flawesome (adj.) an individual who embraces her flaws and knows she’s awesome anyway. Feisty (adj.) a lively, determined and courageous individual. Fabulous (adj.) very good, wonderful. Frivolity (noun) lack of seriousness, light-heartedness Four “F” words that describe what happens when the “Women Who Get It” get together in Melbourne. This is an unashamed plug for my next… Read More

One of my favourite “F” words

I am a lover of the “F” word. Feminist. Fabulous. Fantastic. Feisty! Marina Go wrote this piece in Women’s Agenda that confirmed what many of us know: Being FEISTY is seen as a desirable leadership trait Being FEISTY is code for courageous, high spirited and independent Many women avoid being known as any of these!… Read More

Queen Bee Syndrome and Women Helping Women

Ever been the victim of “Queen Bee Syndrome”? Ellevest CEO, Sallie Krawcheck has and goes into detail about the circumstances in this article in Women’s Agenda. Krawcheck says that the number one issue standing in the way of women is, other women! My first reaction when reading this was <insert expletive here> then I stopped… Read More