A 13 year old boy slipped through security and board a British Airways flight at Heathrow Airport this week. The teen, believed to be Dutch, was only noticed when cabin crew asked for his boarding pass. The flight was delayed for over four hours, and other passengers had to undergo a second security check. The incident … Continue reading International airports suffer massive security breaches
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
On October 24, 1974, the women of Iceland made a stand. They didn’t show up for work, nor did they cook, clean or look after their children. Men took their children to work, armed with pencils and colouring books to keep them occupied. They could be heard playing in the background of the radio and … Continue reading This is the best country to be a woman
Women make up 70% of employees in the health and aged care sector, yet they comprise just 13% of c-suite executives. Dr B Anne Brand didn’t let the daunting statistics dissuade her and scaled the career ladder with tenacity, grit and a sense of humour. Anne’s experience precedes her, having served as interim CEO for … Continue reading Beyond the Bedside
“Today is the first upgrade to residential aged-care standards in 20 years,” Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians Richard Colbeck said on announcing the reforms this month. The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has officially commenced assessment and monitoring against the Aged Care Quality Standards. As of July 1 the Standards apply to … Continue reading Aged Care Quality Standards announced
While women are still underrepresented at the executive level, there are many inspiring female leaders challenging the status quo. We asked Nestle’s Susan Catania what it takes for women in retail to reach the top. This is what she had to say.
Female leaders in retail face a myriad of challenges to their career progression and we’ve compiled the raw facts on the pressing issue. Criterion’s inaugural APAC Women in Retail & Consumer Goods Leadership Summit, on 9th – 12th September in Melbourne, brings together Australia’s foremost female leaders and male champions of change within the sector. This … Continue reading The Raw Facts behind Women in Retail
Transport is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing sectors for employment, yet it retains one of the lowest figures for female involvement. Although transport and logistics have expanded by 28 percent over the past decade, only 20 percent of the total workforce are women, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This imbalance has … Continue reading The business case for female leaders in transport