The pioneer of a business model now commonly used across Australia’s $21 billion social enterprise sector, is about to turn 25. It was originally created by a handful of people with cognitive difficulties who simply wanted discrimination-free work.
Westpac’s Besa Deda, newly appointed chair of the Australian Business Economists’ industry group, says the growing number of women economists in leadership positions is helping break down the profession’s “diversity problem”.
The uptake of fertility treatment is grabbing the attention of human resources teams around the world as organisations look to better support employees in new ways, like Westpac’s new fertility leave policy.
SOCIAL, DIVERSITY Board director and social entrepreneur Audette Exel AO says the zeitgeist has shifted in the way big businesses see their role in the community, in a broad ranging podcast interview.
After a chat with her dad confirmed for Josie Clarke that farmers with disability face an accessibility advocacy vacuum, she set out to tackle it, earning her this year’s NSW ACT Agrifutures Rural Women’s Award.
Although Dr Jane Goodall’s gender sparked her iconic status, it could also have stopped her career before it started, revealed the scientist today at UN Women Australia’s flagship International Women’s Day event. First published on Westpac Wire
Dr Jane Goodall, speaking virtually at an International Women's Day event.
When new mum and corporate lawyer Etta Watts-Russell discovered how common breastfeeding difficulties were, she decided to do something about it, throwing everything behind the birth of her start-up, Lactamo. First published on Westpac Wire.
Just days after soaking up the thrill of unveiling her fashion collection at the hottest couture event of the year, Julie Shaw slipped seamlessly back to work in her other job as an Indigenous careers’ consultant.
Bobbi Mahlab AM, Founder of Mentor Walks (Image: Emma Foster)
Bobbi Mahlab AM reckons there’s a mix of “science and magic” behind the success of her not-for profit women’s mentoring organisation, Mentor Walks, and the steady rise in participants suggests she is spot on.
Dr Shelley Wickham with her plasma machine. (Image: Emma Foster)
The thought of a robot steering itself through your body to fix health problems seems a bit sci-fi, yet that’s what Dr Shelley Wickham has her sights set on and a new funding win has put her a step closer.