MINISTER FOR WOMEN ANNOUNCED

In news just in, Natalie Hutchins has been appointed Victoria’s Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence. She steps into the role following the passing of Fiona Richardson MP. Premier Daniel Andrews says, “I decided who could best … Continue reading

WHATS ON IN AUGUST

New month, new opportunities to get out and about. We’ve compiled a snapshot of activities to ensure a cracking August!   Melbourne Women in Business lunch @ Melbourne Town Hall. Facilitated by Engaging Women founder Martine Harte.   Date Thursday 24th … Continue reading

YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM - HOW TO APPLY

Joan Kirner Young Emerging Leaders Program how to apply   I had the opportunity to meet the late Joan Kirner and was the recipient of her words of wisdom on several occasions. I’m not at all surprised a Young and Emerging Leaders Program … Continue reading

ENGAGING WOMEN AT JEWISH CARE'S ANNUAL BRUNCH

Interview with Delysia Pahoff

It was an enormous pleasure to meet guests at Jewish Care’s ‘Friends of Montefiore’ annual brunch in Melbourne. Sponsored by the Pratt Foundation, this event has a rich, thirty-four year history. 220 people travelled to Leonda by the Yarra to raise funds for Gary Smorgon House … Continue reading

WOMEN'S AGENDA LEADERSHIP AWARDS

There’s undoubtedly a  wealth of talented women at the helm of some terrific websites, blogs, columns and/or podcasts here in Australia. We want to connect you with publishers who are consistently striving for a better world for women and girls. Writers and … Continue reading

HOW TO FIND YOURSELF AN 'OPEN NETWORK'

Question for you: what do you think is the biggest predictor of success? A quick poll of friends suggests: smarts, tenacity, luck, looks and who you know. However, a recent Medium post by author and entrepreneur Michael Simmons, shows science actually offers a … Continue reading

'THE HANDMAID'S TALE' IN THE MODERN ERA

One of the world’s leading women novelists Margaret Eleanor Atwood wrote ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ in April 1984. Atwood’s famous book is being brought to life in a provocative Hulu TV series. It’s the story of a woman called Offred, living in the republic … Continue reading

3 WAYS TO ELEVATE YOUR INFLUENCE

This site has become a recognised platform for women to elevate their voices and we take that influence very seriously. Despite years of good work, Australia is still lagging behind when it comes to gender equality. Latest estimates say it will take 117 … Continue reading