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THE AUSTRALIAN SALARY CHRONICLES #2 – Salary and Flexibility are not Mutually Exclusive

Welcome to The Australian Salary Chronicles, where we’re bringing transparency to negotiation and salaries, one story at a time. Very little attention is given to the good news stories and we want to highlight these to inspire and support other women. We ask women to share their experiences negotiating their salary and what their advice …

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Rise of the ‘Mumpreneur’ is leaving a corporate skill gap

More Australian women than ever are starting their own businesses, with new mums in particular leaving corporate jobs to become ‘mumpreneurs’. As a 2015 study by the Office for Women and Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed, the number of freelance businesses run by Australian women grew by almost 50 per cent over the past twenty …

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The Future of Work – What will define Success?

There is lots of discussion about globalisation, technology and the impact that it will have on the future of many professions. Without a doubt we are seeing qualified professionals having to reskill and reframe their experience to identify new career pathways and opportunities. Regardless of your technical skills or professional orientation the ability to navigate …

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THE AUSTRALIAN SALARY CHRONICLES #1 – The Disappointment of a $40,000 Payrise

Welcome to The Australian Salary Chronicles, where we’re bringing transparency to negotiation of both remuneration and progression opportunities for women, one story at a time. Very little attention is given to the good news stories when it comes to the gender pay gap in Australia and we want to highlight these to inspire and support …

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It’s better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission

I had the pleasure of sitting on a panel discussion some months ago focusing on career development and guidance for young women in the media industry. After the formality of the session was over, I joined one of the tables for some discussion about what was shared through the session and more importantly what the …

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Are you Enlightened? Or do Unconscious Biases Impact how you Interact with Others?

According to Timothy Wilson, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia and author of the book Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious, we are faced with over 11 million pieces of information at any given moment. The brain can only process about 40 of those bits of information, which is why it develops …

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