Paving the way and closing the gap - Grace Papers announces two high profile hires
“I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything.” How Cassandra Smarrelli balances ambition and family.
August, 2019 – Innovative SAAS parental leave & flexibility platform, Grace Papers, has announced two new high profile additions to its growing team in Australia.
As the social change business continues to expand rapidly, new hires Kristy Macfarlane and Kate Gilson bring with them an incredible depth of insight and experience in diversity and gender equality leadership.
Double Jeopardy: what is intersectional feminism and why do we need it?
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.
Women Supporting Women
To understand intersectional feminism, we spoke with Dr Emma Fulu, who offers both her expertise and lived experience of intersectional feminism.
Job Sharing: How it works
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?
Dismantling the maternal wall - how workplaces are doing it
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.
The part-time partner
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.
Future (Woman) Prime Minister
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.
Navigating Full-Time Care and Work
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.
#Metoo - a blueprint for change
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.
Paid parental leave should include the parents of stillborn children
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.
Returning to work? Don't settle for leftovers
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.
The good father - why we need to unshackle men from outdated stereotypes
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.
Keep in touch to keep your talent
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.
Why keeping in touch is good for your brand
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.
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.