Parramasala: Migrant heritage of women in Sydney’s west
Oct23

Parramasala: Migrant heritage of women in Sydney’s west

Multimedia artist Liam Benson is bringing the colour and character of western Sydney women to the forefront in a new exhibition. The Adorned exhibition features portraits of 12 western Sydney women of varying backgrounds and experiences will premiere as part of Parramatta’s Parramasala festival, which will open on tonight. Parramatta Artists Studios will present the exhibition alongside WeAve Parramatta and the Community Migrant...

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Meet Australia’s most influential woman
Oct17

Meet Australia’s most influential woman

Ann Sherry, former prison social worker who rose to head a major cruise ship line, has been named Australia’s most influential woman. Through senior roles at Westpac, which owns the Bank if Melbourne, she pushed for paid maternity leave and flexible working practices, and created the Jarwun project, to connect skilled corporate volunteers with businesses run by indigenous communities. “Women from all walks of life across...

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HOW WE ACHIEVE THE GENDER TIPPING POINT
Oct12

HOW WE ACHIEVE THE GENDER TIPPING POINT

As long as men continue to make key business decisions at football games, on the golf course or even in the men’s room, Avril Henry has her work cut out trying to redress workplace gender discrimination. When Avril Henry FCPA selected subjects for her final two years of high school in the early 1970s, she was called to the principals office for a dressing-down. You don’t know your place. Henry certainly knows her place...

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Diversity champion recognised
Oct05

Diversity champion recognised

Katrina Rathie is a director of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, a mother of three, partner in charge of King & Wood Malleson’s Sydney office and now the Woman Lawyer of the Year. At the Women Lawyers Achievement Awards, Rathie was recognised for her leadership, advocacy and role modelling, done to promote the advancement of women within the legal profession. An Australian with Asian heritage, Rathie works to promote cultural...

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Deaf mother hears her daughter sing
Sep27

Deaf mother hears her daughter sing

When Sue Grimwood was invited to enjoy the big band sounds of a swing concert on Saturday afternoon, she thought she was testing her newly fitted cochlear hearing device and giving feedback. Instead, the Sydney mother listened to her daughter sing for the first time in almost 30 years. For the Cochlear Australia representatives who had kept the plan secret for nearly two months, the event was a celebration of the advancements in...

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Meet Lucy Turnbull
Sep15

Meet Lucy Turnbull

AS Malcolm Turnbull steps into the role of Australia’s 29th Prime Minister meet the woman who has been by his side for 35 years, his wife Lucy Turnbull. Together the pair are a formidable force, Lucy a powerful figure in her own right. She was only 19 when she met Malcolm, then aged 23, while working for her father in his legal chambers. The pair quickly fell in love and were married in 1980. Lucy, a lawyer, businesswoman, writer and...

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Part-time jobs, part-time care: Radical yet sensible proposal
Aug28

Part-time jobs, part-time care: Radical yet sensible proposal

A LOT of people think Jennifer Nedelsky’s plan for the future of work is crazy, but when most hear her radical manifesto, their reaction is: “Where do I sign?”. The Canadian professor, a fellow for the Institute for Social Justice, has this theory that everyone, and she means everyone, should work part time. Have we got your Mondayitis affected attention yet? If Professor Nedelsky’s ideas were to be implemented, when the full-timers...

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Balancing the Busy
Aug25

Balancing the Busy

BUSYNESS is a modern disease and its main victim is women, according to a healthy food expert. As more females try to multi-task between work and family, the result is an increase in stress-related diseases such as anxiety, depression, hormone imbalance, infertility and more. “Women are usually responsible for preparing meals in the home, nurturing and comforting children when they are sick and guiding their children through...

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$20M To Boost Opportunities For Women In Business
Aug13

$20M To Boost Opportunities For Women In Business

Five of Australia’s top business schools have struck a landmark accord to address the worrying gender gap in business education. The network of schools has committed to raising $20 million in funding to attract 320 new female candidates into MBA programs over the next three years. The network will match an employers contribution, up to 50% of the value of the degree. The network of schools has committed to raising $20 million in...

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Domestic violence leave: Policy slammed by Dr Kerryn Phelps
Jul28

Domestic violence leave: Policy slammed by Dr Kerryn Phelps

Dr Kerryn Phelps has slammed Labors promise to introduce family violence leave. The high profile Sydney GP has had significant professional experience dealing with domestic violence, as well as the workings of business. She says forcing responsibility for dealing with family violence onto employers is the wrong way to go about it. FORMER AMA president Dr Kerryn Phelps has slammed Labor’s promise to introduce paid leave for family...

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