Studies unfortunately support the stereotype and confirm there is a substantial gender gap in self promotion. While there are lots of theories as to why this is the case, including a lack of confidence on the part of the individual and extrinsic factors such as societal expectations; the reality is if we don’t put ourselves out there the world misses out on what we have to offer.
Women and Work
Video conferencing has removed many of the challenges women encounter at the workplace and looks set to permanently alter gender roles for the better.
Annabel Crabb’s International Women’s Day breakfast presentation at the AHRI this morning was inspiring and insightful – but also, sadly, disheartening. It’s clear we still have a long way to go before we achieve gender equality both at work and at home. She spoke passionately on the theme of her recent Quarterly Essay, Men at…
Community member Fiona debunks the ‘Superwoman’ myth and lays bare the reality for many of us.
According to my mother, I was destined to become a CEO. Not just because she is a feminist and held high ambitions for her only child, who happened to be a girl. But because of the constant feedback she received from my pre-school explaining how bossy I was in organising the other kids in the…
It is so exciting to read change is happening in Australian workplaces. FlexCareers is a WGEA (Workplace Gender Equality Agency) Pay Equity Offical Supporter and now they published their latest gender equality scorecard the numbers are looking promising. Accumulating 5 years of data from the private sector, the scorecard is showing employer action to increase gender…
Every day we make assumptions about people and their lives. We accept things as true without question or proof. But what if we consciously stopped assuming? FlexCoach Shannon Young shows us how to have the right conversations first.
Debra and Kate explain how to banish the ‘What If’s’ from your vocabulary to be confident and grow from the challenges.
Nestlé has restated its commitment for workplace gender balance by becoming a foundation sponsor of Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women. Developed by Deakin University’s Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics, Wayfinder aims to increase the number of women and girls in supply chain education, training, jobs and careers. Wayfinder helps to make women more visible by…
‘When we believe that we can develop our skills it feels easier to take a risk and try something new. We’re able to recognise that it’s our effort and our attitude that most influences our success.’
Are you in a confidence crisis? Learn to overcome and power through this moment from Kate and Debra.
With so many of these gender role biases all around us, what can we do as individuals, as family members, as friends, as colleagues, as leaders, as employers to change this thinking? FlexCoach Vanessa shares her ideas.
‘That morning rush can only be described as an assault course as you hunt for shoes, battling through teeth brushing and negotiate the menu on offer for breakfast!’ Rachel Worden shares her 7 styling tips to help your morning routine run smoothly.
As working parents, we will always choose spending time with family over work colleagues, but as Lucy shares, you can’t say no to everything. Here are her tips surviving and making the most out of the occasions we choose.
I just spent a weekend away with my girlfriend who’s struggling with what so many working women wrestle with. The confidence to make the change to do work she loves!
Kate is a full time working mum who believes the secret to having what you want is a supportive spouse, great childcare and help around the house.
Mum of 2, Heather Williams, Senior Associate at Cullen McLeod was starting to feel the pressure until she took control of the situation and came up with a solution. Read more about her journey to finding flexibility.
How can you start recognising your achievements and feel the strong positive energy? Learn to love the person on the inside! Kate and Debra share their secret to identifying what you have to offer.
FlexCareers loves to celebrate Women in Leadership and showcase the amazing work these women are doing. Vanessa Kearney of Viva Energy, one of our partner employers, is Commercial Manager at the Geelong Refinery. What a massive achievement!
Fiona Wilhelm is the Digital Demand Driver of PwC’s Experience Centre. With the increasing demands of a busy work and home life, Fiona finds that PwC’s All Roles Flex policy gives her the opportunity to do her best work as both a parent, wife and employee.
‘Before joining Clayton Utz, I took a short career-break and did some thinking about what my next ideal role might look like. I realised then that I was looking for something different. I wanted a role that I enjoyed and which challenged me, but would also afford me real flexibility so I could manage the…