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A Great Trade Secret — Keeping In Touch Days

about 12 hours ago

Have you heard of them? Don’t worry, as most women we speak to haven’t. Keeping in Touch days are seriously an incredible benefit to access. They provide an extra boost to your bank account whilst retaining your networks in the workplace and keeping your toes in the water. In a nutshell, these little-known but valuable days allow you to go back to work for a few days (up to 10) and get paid...


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How To Explain A Career Gap In Your Resume

19 days ago

You had a great career going and then you fell victim to downsizing, the job market was tough, and you couldn’t find another position for quite a while. Or you did find one that turned out not to be a fit and you didn’t stay long. Or you left your job to move cross country to take care of your ailing parents, or because you couldn’t stand the heat/cold (pick one) where you were living, or beca...


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Laing O'Rourke Announced 2018 NAWIC Sponsor for Women in Construction

22 days ago

DCC Endorsed Employer for Women Laing O’Rourke named official sponsor of the 2018 NSW NAWIC Mentoring Program, proudly facilitating the personal and professional development of women in construction. Laing O’Rourke has partnered with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to launch the 2018 NSW NAWIC Mentoring Program, connecting and empowering women in construction. The...


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How Powerful Men can Create Gender Equality

22 days ago

I am a feminist and gender equality activist which is no surprise to anyone who knows me. This feminist and gender equality activist is hunting…..for a few (million) good men. It may surprise some people that I am not hunting for male villains, an expression I am stealing with pride from the indomitable Kate Jenkins, the Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner. I was fortunate to MC an e...


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What 10 Months of Job Searching Has Taught Me

24 days ago

It recently came to my attention that I have been actively seeking full-time employment for about 10 months now. When I remembered this fact I had a minor panic and thought what on earth went wrong in 2017?! After I calmed down I remembered that lots of incredible things did happen. I am currently very fortunate enough to work as an intern and volunteer my time with the Australian Institute...


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The Power of Listening to Your Own Voice and Making Friends with People who do Things Differently

30 days ago

In 2017 I had the pleasure of experiencing what a real career and life rut is. At my age, 27, you might say it was like a quarter life crisis (yes, I can hear you laughing). Earlier in the year I pursued a teaching opportunity at a private language school that seemed to be exactly what I wanted-a full time, ongoing role, with many training opportunities. However, soon after I started the job, ...


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Female Leader Conversations Ebook

about 1 month ago

​Our intention with Femeconomy was to build an engaged community of female leaders across Australia. On this quest, we have connected with leaders aligned to our mission of progressing gender equality through using the power of the female economy. Our community is rich with exceptional female leaders from a range of cultural and social backgrounds, and who represent many industries. We are del...


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Paid Parental Leave Should Include The Parents Of Stillborn Children

about 1 month ago

It's the right thing to do. They are parents too. Stillbirth is one of the most traumatic events that a parent can face. Unfortunately, it is an event that is far too common, with six babies a day being stillborn in Australia. Yet despite its relatively common occurrence, too many employer parental leave policies are not clear about what support is offered to the parents of a stillborn child....


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Women in tech… It’s not about being a woman or a man. It’s about being human.

about 1 month ago

Looking back on where I was a year ago, I never would have imagined where I’d be today: working for a tech company (let alone one of Australia’s largest tech companies, Optus). As a trained lawyer with a master’s degree in Commerce & Marketing, it’s not that I completely disregarded working in tech, it’s that I’ve never been a ‘numbers person’ and therefore I assumed I wasn’t the right ...


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DCC Endorsed Employers for Women Reveal Their Top 10 Go-To Interview Questions

about 1 month ago

Preparing for an interview is tough. What questions will you be asked? What are the interviewers looking for in the answers? To help you prepare for your next interview, we asked DCC Endorsed Employers what their go-to interview questions were, and the reasons behind them. After all, who better to ask than the interviewers themselves? Here’s what they told us.    Question #1 ...