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New international podcast aims to smash barriers and pave the way for women’s leadership, career success and innovation

What do Google, Fast Company and the World Economic Forum have in common? Key innovative female leaders recognised by all these organisations and more, are featured in a new podcast that shares extraordinary career stories and advice with the aim of inspiring other women to take action. Sydney board directors and leadership and innovation advisors,...
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Whatever your background – the TV industry needs you

Television has notoriously been a white male-dominated industry. This is especially true of the factual genre, which is where I work. There has been a move to change this but we have huge strides to reach a more equal footing for women. As recently reported only  a handful of companies pay women the same as...
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Alana Spencer

WeAreTheCity speaks to the winner of ‘The Apprentice’, Alana Spencer, founder of ‘Ridiculously Rich By Alana’

Alana Spencer’s business journey began when she was just 17, selling cakes to her teachers in a little town outside Aberystwyth, Wales. Since then, Alana has gone on to tremendous success with Ridiculously Rich By Alana, her hand-crafted cake company. The latest winner of BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’ spoke to WeAreTheCity about overcoming self-doubt, her hands-on approach...
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Kesha pens advice letter about dealing with poor mental health at Christmas

Kesha has partnered with Sheryl Sandberg’s OptionB to pen an open letter about struggling with mental health over the Christmas period.  The singer, who has been open about her struggle with mental health, penned the letter to offer advice on combating health issues in a ‘stressful and emotional time’. In the heartfelt letter, published in...
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Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie: “I was scared to call myself a feminist”

Actress Margot Robbie has opened up about identifying as a feminist, starting a company and being a positive role model for girls.  The Suicide Squad star also said she started her own company in order to ‘produce nothing but badass female-driven content’. Speaking to Vogue Australia, Robbie said starting her own production company, LuckyChap, was about...
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Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones leaves Toy Story 4 Due to Pixar’s Treatment of Women and BAME staff

Rashida Jones and her writing partner Will McCormack have released a statement condemning Pixar for their treatment of women and people of colour. Jones announced on Tuesday that herself and McCormack would be stepping down from the writing team on Toy Story 4. Her exit comes after the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt...
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Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman: “I’ve endured sexism on almost every project I’ve worked on”

Natalie Portman has opened up about her own experiences of sexism and sexual harassment following the allegations emerging from the industry. The Black Swan actress said that at first she felt lucky that she had never been the victim of assault or abuse, but on further reflection she realised she had endured “discrimination and harassment”...
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Actresses discuss equal pay and harassment: “People don’t speak up because they’re afraid they’ll never work again”

Six of Hollywood’s biggest actresses discussed equal pay and harassment at work for an actress roundtable. In Hollywood Reporter‘s roundtable, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Mary J. Blige, Emma Stone, Allison Janney and Saoirse Ronan all spoke about the workplace ‘culture of abuse’ and the gender pay gap. Speaking about the recent sexual harassment allegations that...
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