Female Leaders

Journey to the top: women leaders give their tips on how to break through the male-dominated workplace

Gender inequality and women in the workplace is a hot-button topic. Women have gained much ground in the workplace, but inequality still persists in both pay and position. With  International Women’s Day 2019, coming up on March 8th, (this year’s theme #BalanceforBetter), we spoke to some top female business leaders and authors, who have been...
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Future Leaders

How to lead in a male dominated workplace

By Katherine Thomas ‘What do I have to do to get to the top?’ This is a question I have heard over and over again through the course of my work with talented, ambitious people who are making their way up the career ladder. As a result, over the last two years I decided to...
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Let’s redress the balance in 21st century business & get more women in to senior roles

It is my belief that personal branding can redress the balance for women in business. As someone who builds personal brands, I love spotting trends and patterns. Although my methodology doesn’t change, the approach and output can vary greatly depending on the client but one thing I’ve noticed time and time again is the questions...
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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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Five secrets to cultivating a stand-out leadership style

If you were asked to draw an effective leader would you draw a man or a woman? According to a recent New York Times article, numerous studies have shown that most people (women and men) will draw a man. This has led organisational psychologists to conclude that getting noticed as a leader in the workplace...
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How companies can help women be confident and lead the change they need

Companies today have many challenges, and mission critical is their ability to manage change.  As Charles Darwin reportedly said – “it is neither the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one that is most adaptable to change”.  But how can companies keep up with change when its rate and...
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Women wearing ‘heavy’ make-up less likely to be viewed as a good leader

Women who wear ‘heavy’ make-up are less likely to be viewed as a good leader, according to new research. The research, conducted by Abertay University, revealed that the amount of make-up a woman is wearing can have a negative impact on perceptions of her leadership ability. Participants in the study were asked to view a...
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Future Leaders

Women leaders should be the norm rather than the exception

The significant potential of women to strengthen the global economy, and to enhance the overall quality of life, is now being acknowledged worldwide. Progress indeed has been made in recent years, as far as promoting deserving and aspiring women executives in the organisations is concerned. Still, much remains to be done. A major reason for...
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