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

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

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