- Who needs to change: women or organisations?
Women do not traditionally possess some of the characteristics and social skills needed to progress in the workplace, according to Maureen Frank, managing director of Emberin, a consulting firm which helps women at work
- Leading women
Women are notoriously good at underselling their leadership capabilities. We don’t know why this is, and authors such as Amanda Sinclair offer many reasons. But the fact still remains: women are less likely than men to put themselves forward and to assume a leadership role
- Women and work should be a priority policy area
Women in the workforce should be a priority policy debate leading up to the federal election, according to Susan Heron, CEO of the Australian Institute of Management, Victoria and Tasmania
- Fewer women for top jobs
Despite the skills shortage the glass ceiling remains firmly in place with fewer women shortlisted for senior positions, according to Michael Markiewicz of Carmichael Fisher
- Construct: assemble, create, organise, raise, produce – Roget’s Thesaurus
What do women do best? They assemble, create, organise, raise and ultimately they produce. It is therefore a natural transition that women should apply these strengths to the construction industry
- how to … get the message across
In my last job I received an email from a supervisor that ended with “Don’t worry about it!”, which of course left me worrying about that statement. Was it a literal request? Sarcastic? Suggestive? Rhetorical? And what did the exclamation mark mean?