GUEST WRITER: Mother's Day series

In part two of our Mother’s Day series we hear from one of Australia’s most experienced journalists. Senior features writer at The Age Lawrence Money has written four books, won big awards, yet anyone who knows him is equally familiar with his love for two special … Continue reading

GUEST WRITER: Ann Billington

Interview with Ann Billington

With all the commercial noise surrounding Mother’s Day, it stings me to think how difficult this week must be for many of you who have already lost your mum, never knew her, or have experienced the loss of a child. For this reason, I’ve … Continue reading

SUPPORTING FEMALES IN MEDIA

I’ve been surrounded and inspired by journalists since I was a little girl. My dad was a federal politician so I’d often answer the phone to the likes of Michelle Grattan and Laurie Oakes and eavesdrop on their interviews. Back then, the press gallery … Continue reading

WHY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE NEEDS TO BE CALLED OUT BY US ALL

The ‘Family Violence forum’ held in Toorak last week – 30 hand-picked bloggers from around Australia heard from Australian of the Year Rosie Batty, Detective Superintendent Rod Jouning, Nappy Collective’s Sandra Jacobs and MC Giaan Rooney. Photos – supplied. “Let’s get feisty about … Continue reading

STEPS TO RECONCILIATION

Another reason to feel pride this Australia Day. The world’s most popular website ‘Google’ has acknowledged the stolen generation with powerful reminder of how we should remember January 26th. The search engine has used a compelling image of a weeping mother, ‘Stolen Dreamtime’ as its … Continue reading

ENGAGING WOMEN WINS AWARD

And in news just in… our community continues to make a positive impact in the world. We get it done! Engaging Women has just won the White Ribbon NIght ‘highest women’ fundraising award! This just landed in my inbox from the White Ribbon Foundation Marketing … Continue reading

OUR WHITE RIBBON AUSTRALIA AWARD

OUR And in news just in… our community continues to make a positive impact in the world. We get it done! Engaging Women has just won the White Ribbon Foundation highest women fundraising award following our event at the amazing Lido Theatre. You guys … Continue reading

HOW TO PUT A BIG EVENT TOGETHER

Interview with Louise Davidson

“I have to say we really started from a very naive place, I’d never been to a fun run, I don’t think most of the women working on our volunteer committee had been to a fun run and so we had … Continue reading

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY WRAP

Jane Caro said something very powerful at an International Women’s Day event this week.   “Stop thinking you’re fabulous. You’re not. You are ordinary people, just as we are ordinary people. The extraordinary pressure on women to be ‘fabulous’ isn’t helping.  Just … Continue reading

14 women too many

The Disney version of family life rarely cuts it. Truth is relationships are hard at the best of times. At worst: they are toxic. 14 women have been killed this year by their partners or husbands. It is February 22nd. … Continue reading