How to close the gender gap, Penny Wong

Senator for South Australia Penny Wong delivered this speech when she was Minister for Finance and Deregulation. Hew view on closing the gender gap in Australia is that progress cannot happen automatically; it must be spurred on by individuals. Closing … 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

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

HOW I ADVANCED MY CAREER IN TECH

Interview with Maria Markman — Chair ACS Victoria.

I created a plan to improve my soft skills and started looking at what kind of professional and personal development I could do. Maria Markman, Chair ACS Victoria.   Maria Markman was a teenager living in Russia when her astute dad … 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

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