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Where we share stories that empower women and young people, providing them with the knowledge, confidence and drive to realise and maximise their life journey. Women supporting women…  let’s work towards an incredible future together. Share your story here.

What can Australia learn from Iceland about pay equity?

It’s 1948 and Valda Box, a 21-year-old woman, is at her goodbye party at work organised by the other secretaries of the large department store that she’s worked at for years. She didn’t actually resign and technically she wasn’t fired, either. The second she announced...

Breathing through an anxiety attack

Did you know that breathing helps anxiety?  Let’s be honest, breathing is a pretty important thing to do, right? I suffered anxiety and while it’s under control now, it will still raise it’s ugly head from time to time. The thing is I can say that I suffered it, not...

Building an Insta-Network

There's a famous quote by an unknown (my guess) woman, it's not what you know but who you know. Lately I've discovered this to be entirely true. Sure, you need to know what you're talking about for credibility but it's the people you meet who help you deliver it to...

The fear of photography and video

As professionals, we all understand the importance of changing with the times. In 2018, internet marketers are moving into video and photo-rich platforms, as these sites are projected to take up more than 82 per cent of bandwidth by 2021. However, this can be a tough...

Breaking Ambition

At 28-years-old, after a devastating end to a seven-year relationship and during a time of self-discovery, I dated an acrobat. While watching him and his friends perform amazing acts of vaudeville, I was inspired to take up acrobatics. I had done gymnastics for about...

Request change beyond Flexible Working Week

It’s true, there is a special day or a week dedicated to a cause each day. Some are for charities close to our heart, some are so left field they are off our radar, and then there are those days which pop up that can spur us into action because we know they make sense...

My year of living vulnerably

The Oxford Dictionary defines vulnerability as: “Being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.” Brené Brown, the Queen vulnerability studies, describes vulnerability as: “Uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.” You...

Building Healthy Communication Skills in a Tech-Savvy World

Over the last decade, with the introduction of social networking sites and work collaboration apps like Slack and with the steady rise of email marketing and communication, the digital world has changed the way we communicate in both our personal and professional...

Four tips to create value-based goals

We live in an ambitious world. Fuelled by social media, our expectations for our lives seem to grow with every passing year. Our feeds are awash with success: beautiful photos of adventurous holidays, aspirational homes, promotions, awards ceremonies and...

SEEK reveal the top reasons why Aussies are leaving their jobs

Changing jobs can be a daunting experience and is probably one of the most difficult challenges we face in our careers. There are a number of factors people should consider and it’s often something that we deliberate over for weeks or even months, while asking...

“I’m sorry you’re going through that, but you know you’re not alone?”

An eating disorder is about more than our relationship with food. When food increasingly dominates our thinking, our relationship with self and with others can disconnect and disintegrate at an alarming rate. Confidence and belonging give way to shame, stigma, fear...

5 Tips To Become A More Productive & Successful Writer

If you’re an aspiring writer, you’ll know that writing can simultaneously be the most exciting but exasperating thing in your life. Writing a novel can be particularly hard; it feels like a constant battle trying to get the swirling creativity in your brain into...

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