Does the idea of having to 'start over' in your 50s petrify you? Are you at a point where the kids have left home and you are contemplating re-entering the workforce or reinventing yourself? Or maybe you are recently divorced and have to come up with a financial plan for yourself? Never fear! The Balance community is here to show that you are not alone... There are many … [Read more...] about Reinventing Yourself At 50
Career advice for women over 45
This week on Balance we're privileged to have the company of Anna Bligh, ex-Premier of Queensland and now CEO of one of Australia's oldest charitable organisations - the YWCA NSW. As Queensland's first female Premier, who can forget Anna's compassionate, yet steely leadership that helped guide QLD through the devastating floods of 2010-11? In this clip, Anna talks about … [Read more...] about Anna Bligh and the liberation of being in your 50s
Close your eyes and imagine this. You are living your dream life – successful television career, happy marriage, about to give birth to your first child conceived through IVF, when during a routine obstetrician appointment you receive the news that you have Stage 3 Breast Cancer and told your baby must be induced tomorrow so that cancer treatment can start immediately. In my … [Read more...] about From spreadsheets to smoothies!
Holly Kramer says she's not sure if having 50 per cent of women in senior management roles is realistic but it is worthwhile to set targets that are substantially higher than what is currently acceptable. Deborah asks, is this breakthrough really what women want, knowing that there are other things in life that are equally important? "Not everyone wants to make those … [Read more...] about Women in senior management roles