Imagine the concept of being a part-time CEO. Or holding a top executive job that allows you to schedule meetings around the needs of your children. Melissa Grah-McIntosh is the founding director of W21, the 21st century global women’s initiative based at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. She says Australia is falling behind many other countries in … [Read more...] about Why Australia needs more flexibility for women in the workplace
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick says many women are constantly apologising about being a mother when it comes to the workplace...whether it's having to leave early to fetch a sick kid from school, or wanting to reduce the number of hours they work in order to spend more quality time with their family. For women who are career-driven, choosing to have a child … [Read more...] about Do we have to choose a child over a career?
There are many things that Elizabeth Broderick has achieved in her role as Sex Discrimination Commissioner. One of her main aims has been to change attitudes in the workplace towards women who have responsibilities at home as carers - whether it's for their elderly parents or young children. “Work needs to fit around life and around our caring responsibilities because caring … [Read more...] about A champion for women
There's no doubt that the high price of childcare has a huge impact on the career prospects of many women. This is one of the issues being highlighted as part of the #equalfuture campaign. To show our support for this ANZ initiative, Balance is sharing this interview with Yolanda Vega - the CEO of the Australian Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (AWCCI), Australia's … [Read more...] about The high price of childcare: Is it costing women their careers?
The thing I was sure about when we started Balance by Deborah Hutton was that something needed to change. The world I operated in had already changed, and I was barely keeping pace. I needed to reinvent myself and I did. I embraced the new digital revolution boots and all, and found that there was a whole community of women, just like me facing a struggle to stay relevant, to … [Read more...] about Reconnect and reinvent yourself