As she counts down to baby number two, we chat with Cassandra Smarrelli, the People & Culture Manager at The Woolworths Group about her advice for returning to work with confidence and the importance of creating a professional vision.Read More
To understand intersectional feminism, we spoke with Dr Emma Fulu, who offers both her expertise and lived experience of intersectional feminism.Read More
The empowerment of one woman has the ability to unlock the potential of any number of women she is connected to in work and in our community. So what could be better than a book dedicated to women supporting women?Read More
Innovative thinking from a leader determined to keep his female talent, Daniel Proietto, Head of the Employment Practice at Lander & Rogers, heard about a successful job-share from one of his clients, and pitched it to long-term colleagues, Amie Frydenberg and Emma Purdue.Read More
The maternal wall is a term coined to describe the drop in career success that female employees often experience when they become pregnant or return to work after parental leave.Read More
When Julie McKay fell pregnant mid-negotiations with PwC CEO Luke Sayers, she wondered whether those two pink lines meant the end of the conversation. As she embarks on her second parental leave, we spoke to the now PwC Partner for Diversity and Inclusion about her career to date, and how she makes it work as a partner working 3.5 days a week.Read More
We sat down with editor of Future Woman and most likely Australia’s Future Prime Minister Jamila Rizvi to talk all things feminism, politics and her extraordinary career.Read More
Kelly Crosthwaite and her partner Beth have taken turns being the full-time stay-at-home parent as well as the full-time worker. She writes about how they have supported each other, their family and the important role her workplace has played.Read More
For survivors, #metoo is both empowering and exhausting. Publicly, there is a push for women to come forward and tell their stories, but my concern has always been that this process, without significant change to reporting expectations, can cause more damage to those victims who are expected to relive their experiences - this time, of course, with public scrutiny.
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Its one of the most devastating outcomes in any pregnancy - a baby growing inside its mother suddenly, and often inexplicably - dies. And sadly, it happens to 1 in 100 Australian pregnancies that reaches 20 weeks gestation. What can workplaces do? Well for one thing, ensure that their parental leave policies are inclusive of parents of stillborn babies, allowing them the time and space to heal physically and emotionally from this tragedy.Read More
For many women, the decision to return to work after having a child can be focused far more on how many days they want to work, rather than what they actually want to do and what they ultimately want from their career.
How do we shift the conversation about the role of Dads, the role of men, in our society? By talking about “good fathers”, no “real men.Read More
Many workplaces assume that when you have a baby, two things are inevitable: firstly, you will fall so in love with that baby that you will lose all your career ambition, and secondly, you’ll also lose your confidence.Read More
Keeping in touch is good for your personal brand, and is a great way to reduce the likelihood of losing your confidence and missing out on potential opportunities while you are on parental leave. Find out why and how you can make the most of it.Read More
It has to be the one of the strangest moments: communicating the most personal of information about yourself and your body to a human being you usually only have a professional relationship with. So, how do you tell your boss you’re pregnant AND keep your career on track? Here are our top 5 tips.Read More