The 8th Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit ran in November 2019, bringing together more than 150 aspiring and influential female leaders from across Australia’s public sector. The event promoted progress and advancement for the next generation of women leaders. See the highlights below. You can register your interest in the 2020 Public Sector Women … Continue reading Highlights from the 2019 Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit
Most organisations have a leader or two who ‘pull rank’ and issue commands. “Have this on my desk by 5”, “We’re doing it this way now because I said so,” “This is your responsibility now.” They lack empathy, relatability and compassion. How do you and your colleagues perceive these leaders? Effective communication is paramount to … Continue reading Speaking to be heard: Communicating with influence
Diverse teams out-perform the homogeneous, yet some sectors remain an uphill battle for women to navigate if they hope to reach the senior ranks. While the insurance industry is making inroads towards improving gender diversity, the sector is still evolving and working to overcome the challenges associated with equal opportunity.
“You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.” – Henry Ford, Founder, Ford Motor Company Executive assistants today frequently hear that “EAs are leaders”. Some EAs embrace this wholeheartedly, others are not quite sure. Is every EA a leader? Does every EA think and perform like a leader? Since leadership … Continue reading How Executive Assistants Can Be Effective Leaders ™
When Queensland Parliament was built 151 years ago, it was built without any female toilets, speaking volumes about who they thought the state’s main power-holders would be. “I could feel that when I was elected in ‘95. They did have ladies bathrooms by then, but it was nevertheless – and particularly on my side of … Continue reading What’s it like being a female Premier? Anna Bligh doesn’t know – she’s never done it as a man