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

WHAT'S ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2017

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. There are thousands of events – global gatherings, conferences, awards, exhibitions, festivals, fun runs, corporate events, concert performances, speaking events, online … Continue reading

Attracting Australian Women & Girls to ICT

Interview with ACS - Diversity How far have we come?

“There’s a war for talent. Women need to go where they’re celebrated, not tolerated.” Rohini Kappadath, Senior advisor India Business Practice, KPMG.   It was very refreshing to start the day at ACS Victoria’s “Diversity – how far have we come?” breakfast at … Continue reading

MY 3 TOP PUBLIC SPEAKING TIPS

Standing on the National Press Club dias in front of esteemed guests including Federal Minister for Women Michaelia Cash was both exhilarating and  intimidating. In fact, I  can’t remember an mc’ing or public speaking gig when I have walked on … Continue reading

WATCH: 5 INSPIRING TED TALKS BY WOMEN

It’s hard to believe TED was supposed to be a one-off conference on technology, entertainment and design. The rich tapestry of storytelling and change-making ideas has influenced lives around the world. The Guardian.com compiled this list of  5 must-hear TED Talks … Continue reading

OUR NATIONAL LIBRARY SELECTION

The home of inspiring conversations Hear from trusted experts Be emboldened by evidence-based research Elevating the voice of women, inspiring girls Engaging women shares insights from some of the most accomplished, impressive people in the nation. Since 2013, it has received a stream … Continue reading

WOMEN MAKING HISTORY: AFLW

I’m just coming down from the high of witnessing today’s NAB AFLW official season launch. Watching business woman Susan Alberti grace the stage with eight fine athletes and a shiny women’s premiership cup is something I doubt I’ll ever forget. Love the game … Continue reading

EVER CONSIDERED JOINING A BOARD?

LInspired by this week’s engaging woman Hayley Baillie and her role as a board member? Although her extensive tourism experience led to her being approached for the role there’s no reason we can’t forge our own path. If you want … Continue reading