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High Tech Destroying Human Touch?

I have just returned from a 4-day visit to Hong Kong where yet again I was starkly reminded of how technology is controlling a significant part of our daily lives, both professionally and personally. As we sat at dinner in

Gen Y Females’ Top Election Issues 2016

I asked a number of Gen Y female entrepreneurs on social media the following two questions: What are your top 3 issues for the election? Are you engaged, disengaged or disillusioned with the current election campaign? Why? Please note that

Do You Really Listen or Simply Hear?

“It is better to remain quiet and be thought of a fool, than to speak up and remove all doubt” Anonymous Most of us don’t actually listen, we simply hear. This means that we comprehend less than 50% of every

We Need Quotas For Men

Yes, that is correct – we need quotas for men! As we approach yet another International Women’s Day, and face questions such as: “When is International Men’s Day?” to which I usually respond with: “The other 364 days of the

What Feminism & Equality Really Mean

I have always found it both perplexing and amusing that the people who have the most to say about feminism, misogyny, sexual harassment and gender discrimination are people who have NEVER experienced it – often men! And they tell you

Does Money + Power = Lack of Leadership and Integrity?

Over the past few months the media has been flooded with stories of corruption, bad behaviour and a complete lack of integrity in sport, politics and business! What must young people think when they look to supposed role models of

What I Have Learnt From David Morrison

Congratulations to David Morrison on being named Australian of the Year 2016. Many have seen this as a great choice given David’s public commitment to gender equality, even being called an "equality warrior", while others in the media (and probably

Creating Inclusive, Transformational Leaders

Over the past decade I have interviewed over 100 effective and inspiring leaders prior to, and subsequent to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) about what enabled them to transform their organisations and actively engage their people, in both the good

The New Buzz Words: Innovation, Disruption And Inclusion

Is it just me, or are others over the use of the three latest buzz words: innovation, disruption and inclusion? If you are not using these words in everyday language you are so not cool, and out of touch! But

Calling All Men To Be Male Champions Of Change

There are currently a multitude of articles, interviews and conversations taking place in Australia and around the world about greater gender equality. This is a good thing because when we start talking about difficult, challenging topics it means we are

Respect & Equality Go Hand-In-Hand

Call me a nerd, but I love watching The Great Australian Spelling Bee on Channel 10 at the moment. And here is why it is such a joy to watch – children with talent, selected on merit not gender, race

Women Need To Stop Sabotaging Themselves!

Over the past 5 years more than 200 women have completed my Great Leaders Are Made (GLAM) women’s leadership development program. More than 40% of them have been promoted or received a pay rise within 13 months of completing the