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 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

The tech entrepreneur

Interview with Cyan Ta'eed — Envato.

“It was only when I started saying ‘yes’ that things started happening. It was the wrong way around from what I’d imagined.” Cyan Ta’eed Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year.   Cyan Ta’eed co-founded super-successful digital goods company Envato from her … Continue reading

CARLA'S HOME, A MILLINER'S DIGS

Interview with Carla Murley — Murley & Co.

Welcome to the home of someone who turned her dreams into reality. Carla Murley Mebourne milliner. (I know, I know, Engaging Women is a magnet for these types) Carla Murley of Murley & Co is a talented milliner who also happens to be at the … 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

The space ambassador

Interview with Jackie Slaviero

“Just be brave enough to take the first step. I didn’t realise who I was until I went to Space Camp and was challenged.” Jackie Slaviero. Former teacher, Jackie Slaviero’s bio is rather unique. International Ambassador of the Space Camp … Continue reading