Blog: Women’s leadership

Relearning how to Think Act Relate
23 February 2015

Through my participation in the She Leads Diploma of Management, I was fortunate to be selected to take part in Jude Burger’s Think Act Relate program. The program uses Q12 Maps which, based on principles of developmental psychology, unearth the root causes of patterns of behaviour and character traits. By presenting these through a series […]

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Federal MP Gai Brodtmann speaking to She Leads Diploma students.

Time to stop talking, time for action
4 February 2015

This is the same phrase I hear amongst my peers, particularly my female ones… including myself! I had been thinking about my career pathway more and more since being on maternity leave and pondering my future… at the young age of 40. I had been putting a lot of other people and priorities ahead of […]

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2014: a year to remember
17 December 2014

I would like to thank and acknowledge the enthusiasm, support and dedication of my colleagues, and the work of our 300 staff. Our organisation is not only a significant employer in the Territory, but also a contributor to the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of our community. Our 2013-2014 Annual Report highlights the many achievements […]

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She Speaks survey 2014

She screams gender inequality but is anybody listening?
25 November 2014

Eighty per cent of young women aged 15-30 don’t believe gender equality exists in Australia, while a staggering 88 per cent say that women experience discrimination. The annual She Speaks survey, by YWCA Australia and the University of Queensland, is the largest national survey of its kind, asking young women about their attitudes to and […]

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Avid supporters and political aficionados gather for Julia Gillard’s in conversation event in Canberra
12 November 2014

The first woman Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, entered the National Portrait Gallery on Monday night to a standing ovation. The applause clamoured in the Gordon Darling Hall, with more than 300 guests excitedly waiting to hear first-hand about Ms Gillard’s experiences as Prime Minister, as detailed in her memoir, My Story. The event […]

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Exploring what leadership means for me
4 November 2014

When I was given the opportunity to study for my She Leads Diploma of Management, I was over the moon. Despite having worked as a manager previously, I’d never been comfortable in the role. I thought this was my chance to gain the skills and knowledge needed to give me that sense of credibility and […]

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Khadija Gbla

Why we need to support young migrant women to become leaders
4 September 2014

We asked a number of leading women who are speaking at the upcoming She Leads conference what advice they would give to aspiring women leaders. Below, Zoya Patel shares insights into her conversation with equality advocate, Khadija Glba. Khadija Gbla does not think she was born a leader. Rather, it was an accidental journey that […]

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Helen Conway

What I know about leadership
4 September 2014

This article was first published on Women’s Agenda on May 7, 2014. We asked a number of leading women who are speaking at the upcoming She Leads conference what they’d like younger women to know about navigating the career in front of them. Below, Helen Conway shares her personal leadership story, and why all leaders […]

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Carmel McGregor

Carmel McGregor: What young women should know about navigating a career
4 September 2014

This article was first published on Women’s Agenda on May 1 2014. We asked a number of leading women who are speaking at the upcoming She Leads conference what they’d like younger women to know about navigating the career in front of them. Below, Carmel McGregor shares her advice, following a long career in the public […]

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She Leads the way for Canberra women
4 September 2014

This article was first published on HerCanberra on March 26, 2014 We all endeavour to kick start a new year with fresh ambitions; to progress further in our career, ask for that well-earned pay rise or simply put our hand up for more responsibility. But before you know it January has turned into February, February […]

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