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  1. From one to a community of 92,000 – this is what happens when women come together Jen Dalitz 28-Feb-2014
  2. Your chance to hear direct from Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and #LeanIn founder Jen Dalitz 18-Feb-2014
  3. Fancy working 9 weeks less AND earning more? New study reveals benefits of mobile business - but is it really possible? Jen Dalitz 12-Feb-2014
  4. Yes you can have it all, but not all at the same time. Agree or not? Jen Dalitz 23-Dec-2013
  5. Paid parental leave is popular with mums, but childcare still king Jen Dalitz 30-Aug-2013
  6. Lean In. Realise your fears. And then overcome them. Jen Dalitz 29-Jul-2013
  7. Women in Leadership, Childcare Issues and chasing a Government Board position all the way to Canberra Jen Dalitz 22-Jul-2013




What if YOUR daughter wants to be a soldier?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Perhaps the only good thing to come out of yet another Defence scandal this week is the blistering speech by Lieutenant General David Morrison who delivered a clear and candid message to his troops: “those that think that it is ok to behave in a way that demeans or exploits their colleagues have no place in this Army”.  And for those who don’t see the vital role women have played in current engagements and in maintaining our capability now and into the future, his  message is clear: “Get out!”   Read More

Gender Discrimination: speak out, suffer in silence or just move on?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Have you faced gender discrimination at work? Know someone who has? Did they speak out? And if so, how did that work for them? A storm has erupted over comments on this very issue by Isobel Redmond, Leader of the Opposition in my home State of South Australia, earlier this week.  At a women’s event in Adelaide, Ms Redmond fielded a question from the audience asking her advice on the issue.  Her response – to the effect that a lawsuit might not be the best response – has been construed by certain commentators as Ms Redmond condoning gender discrimination, which I’m certain is not how it was intended. Read More

Female recruiters will penalise beautiful women when reviewing job applicants; while handsome men are favored, says new research

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Two economists have released a report that says if a female HR professional receives a resume including a photo from an attractive female applicant, the resume is likely to land in the bin because of jealousy and rivalry. The researchers sent bogus applications to more than 2,500 real job vacancies. For each job, they sent two very similar resumes, one without a photo and one with a photo of either an ‘attractive’ or a ‘plain’ applicant. Read More

Violence Against Women: 1 in 3 Australian women in abusive relationships, 1 woman killed every week by intimate partner. Did you know?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

On Tuesday evening I attended a welcome reception for the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Rashida Manjoo (thanks to UN Women Australia for the invitation, and to Allens Arthur Robinson for hosting this important event). It was – to say the least – depressing.  To hear Rasheeda's research findings that femicide is on the increase around the world in developed as well as developing countries.  And to be reminded that it’s here, in Australia, too.  In Australia, 1 in 3 women are in (or have been in) abusive relationships and 1 woman is killed every week by an intimate partner.  Did you know? Read More

Lifting the lid on sexism in football

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

'While football has spent millions of pounds on campaigns to stamp out racism and homophobia from the game, sexism continues to be tolerated – whether that means thousands of fans chanting "slut" at a TV reporter during a live televised game, female employees being barred from meetings and press briefings or the nation being up in arms at the appointment of a woman to do a "man's job".'  Read More

Heart disease is the biggest single killer of women. Only by forgetting what we know about men, can we treat women successfully

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

I came across this fantastic TED talk by Dr Noel Bairey Merz on the single biggest health threat women face: heart disease.  Did you know that one out of two women will be impacted by cardio vascular disease in their lifetime and that since 1984 up to four times more women than men have died from heart disease in the USA and around the world? Read More

Women get a raw deal in sport - is this flowing on to our leadership pipeline?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

According to a new article on MamaMia, women are just not getting a fair go when it comes to media coverage of women's sports.  Did you know that: Read More

Would you speak out about inappropriate behaviour or bullying at work? Why most women don't.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

“So who here would like to fu#% Jane* tonight?”   This is the example one woman gave me to illustrate the culture of bullying and harassment in her team. It happened at a sales dinner with her all-male colleagues and two male clients. The question emerged in the restaurant, after dinner and the consumption of an abundance of alcohol (for the record, three of the men said “yes” before she got up and walked out).   Read More

Employers free to sack gossip mongers: Fair Work Australia gives green light to sack worker for spreading salacious rumours

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Spreading rumours at work is indeed a sackable offence, with the decision to sack a Global Cranes worker who spread “salacious” rumours being upheld by the workplace watchdog. Former Global Cranes employee Kym Reedy was fired in December last year after it was found that she spread rumours about her employer's sex life and supposed drug use. Read More

DJ’s ex-CEO is back in the retail CEO chair – with a salary of $5.2m - what’s your thoughts on that?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mark McInnes, the former CEO of David Jones who resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct in June last year, has made a swift comeback to retailing with the announcement on Friday that he will take the lead at Solomon Lew’s Premier Investments group. Read More