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

3 WAYS TO ELEVATE YOUR INFLUENCE

This blog has now become a recognised platform for women to elevate their voices and I take that influence very seriously. HERE ARE THE IRREFUTABLE FACTS: Despite years of good work, we are still lagging behind when it comes to gender equality. Latest … Continue reading

LESSON FROM THIS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

It was a brilliant start to International Women’s Day 2017, we joined 1,000+ guests to support UN Women’s work to empower women across the globe. The panel included: Muniba Mazara, Pakistan’s National UN Women Ambassador, Aleta Miller, UN Women Representative Fiji Multi-Country Office, … Continue reading

When Mother's Day hurts

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

AMBASSADORS RAISE FUNDS FOR LUKE BATTY FOUNDATION

WHO: Melissa Jeffcott – Ambassador for Good CAUSE: The Luke Batty Foundation Never Alone Campaign MOVIE: Mother’s Day – starring Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts GUESTS: Bayside Melbourne change-makers. Last Friday night another group of change-makers took time out from their busy lives … 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

NATASHA STOTT DESPOJA ON DIVERSITY

Interview with Natasha Stott Despoja

Natasha Stott Despoja has elegantly presented the case for gender equality her entire career. As the sun sets on another International Women’s Day, I thought it would be great to revisit a woman who has been advocating for most of her … Continue reading