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
Written by Jenny Holt Stay-at-Home Mum Takes on a Whole New Meaning Rosie the Riveter was, and still is, an icon of female power and a representation of women entering the workforce during World War II. We’ve come a long way since Rosie, and she would be proud of the great strides women have made in the workforce. A stay-at-home mum once described the role of women who … [Read more...] about What are the Pros and Cons of Working from Home?
We complete our week of celebrating Australia's amazing rock and pop female singers with a recent inductee to the ARIA Hall of Fame - the sensational Tina Arena. In today's clip, Deborah asks Tina Arena her thoughts on turning 50 (or as Deb refers to it 49A!) in a couple of years and wasn't surprised with her response - "I think women are even more beautiful in their 50s. They … [Read more...] about Why Tina Arena believes women over 50 are still viable in the music industry
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!
Should we start implementing quotas for women within political parties? How important it is to help women get through the pipeline and into leadership roles? In 2014 at the official G20-related International Dialogue on Women in Leadership, Melissa Grah-McIntosh launched W21 - the 21st Century Global Women's Initiative. With expertise in external communications and strategy … [Read more...] about Policy and politics – Why we need more women in leadership roles