Tell us a little bit about yourself and your current job? I’m a mum, career coach and professional speaker. I help adults to revitalise their careers and have a special interest in supporting return to work mums through an in-person and online workshop I developed called CareerSmart Mums. For the past 18 months I have been speaking on resilience and mental health after … [Read more...] about Women of Balance: Donna Thistlewaite, passionate about inspiring and improving the lives of others
Helen Merrick specialises in marketing and communications for the not for profit sector. Currently the communications manager for Include a Charity and a speaker for the Fundraising Institute of Australia, Helen is an active champion for giving more and finding balance through the small things in life. She kindly agreed to give us 10 minutes in her day to answer our Women of … [Read more...] about Women of Balance: Helen Merrick talks about believing in yourself and giving back
The rules for working women are broken The good news is that the national gender pay gap has dropped to its lowest level in 20 years. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have found the average weekly earnings gender pay gap for full-time employees narrowed to 15.3 per cent in May 2017. However, it may come as no surprise to learn that despite currently making up 47% of … [Read more...] about Changing the rules for working women
This post was originally published on this site. I’m going to force myself to do it. I should. I really don’t want to, but I have too. People are counting on me, so I better show up. I said I would, so I will. But I really, really, really don’t want to. Have you said any of these things to yourself recently? As you think about work this week, preparing yourself for … [Read more...] about Get past the Sunday night dread (and that Monday slump)
This post was originally published on this site. How do you define success? In this very moment, considering your work and career, would you call yourself successful? Whether you answered yes or no, what were the measurements that you used? What’s on your checklist for how successful you do or don’t deem yourself to be? Many of us are striving for success and yet we don’t … [Read more...] about Is this success?