I received a gorgeous sample pack in the mail from Miss Ruby, and have to tell you that if you're in need of some winter warmth in the form of tights and hosiery, you'll love the quality of this product and the discounted offer. After opening the packs, I promptly sent the samples over to my friend Aedann who was the right size to trial them and she says she just loooves them - and if you know your hose, think Levante standard without the matching pricetag. Donna at Miss Ruby is offering a discount for my readers with 30% off this three pair sampler pack, comprising 1 x black sheers, 1 x latte sheers and 1 x patterned back seam. Read More
Miss Ruby Online Hosiery has a 30 per cent discount offer for you - and a fundraiser to support Australia's Olympic beach volleyballers
Can women really can have “it” all? No, I say, until men want it too. Media has been awash this week on this issue: former Whitehouse staffer Anne-Marie Slaughter put forward her view on why women still can’t have “it” all and had a reported one million women across the globe debating her position, why it’s irrelevant women who need “it” the most, and why stay at home parents have made the “right” choice, or why working mums have made a better one. Women against women. Then yesterday the NSW Minister for Woman, Pru Goward, released a report showing women in NSW don’t yet, but possibly could have it all, with better career choices. But let’s be honest: it’s all talk, no change until the most important people in this debate get on board: our men. Read More
I'm very excited to announce on behalf of sphinxx a new and intimate gathering of women leading in the property sector. From urban planning and architecture; engineering, construction and design; and advisory, transactions and property management, Property Connect brings together women from across the sector to forge friendships and build trusted business relationships. Read More
Women On Boards releases 2012 Boardroom Diversity Index showing further small increase in women holding board positions
Hats off to Women on Boards for their latest Boardroom Diversity Index (BDI), which provides a snap shot across 850 organisations of the number of board seats held by women. The research, now in its third year, tracks directorships by gender across ASX Companies, Cooperative Research Centres, Credit Unions & Building Societies, Government, National Sporting Organisations, Research and Development Corporations and Superannuation Trustees, and this year the categories of ASX201-300 companies and Health Funds were also added. Read More
Money tip: Private Health Insurance Rebate now means tested – prepay for next year and make 30 per cent return on your savings
Next week is the start of a new financial year in Australia and if you earn more than $84,000pa as an individual or $164,000pa as a family you will no longer be able to claim the Private Health Insurance Rebate from July 1st. (Note income includes things like super that is salary sacrificed, fringe benefits reportable amounts and imputation credits). But here's a tip that could buy you a bit more time on the rebate and help you save big dollars!
"Women need to stop apologizing for routine workplace events," Bloom shared with me in an email. "Ladies, every time the word 'sorry' is about to fly out of your mouth, think: Have I actually done something wrong? Or has this just become a verbal tic?" Here are three things that women often apologize for and what we can do to stop, today. Read More
"According to a 2010 report from comScore, women spend more time online than men, and they’re overrepresented in social networking, gaming, photos, blogs, and retail. Not only do women spend time online, they spend money, too—female customers make up 61% of online transactions. In a TechCrunch article on the topic, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Aileen Lee called women the “rocket fuel” of e-commerce. “Especially when it comes to social and shopping,” Lee explains, “women rule the Internet.” Read More
Like Lindy and Michael Chamberlain, my parents have grieved the loss of a child. Like the Chamberlains, my parents took a healthy, vibrant baby girl home from hospital expecting a lifetime of happiness but instead experiencing the ultimate sadness. In my family’s case, it was a decade earlier and my sister – Susan – died at home from meningitis, asleep in her cot, a little younger than Azaria and only two weeks old. Like Lindy and Michael, my parents never fully recovered from the loss of their daughter. Only unlike the Chamberlains, my family wasn’t torn apart, publicly vilified and my parents incarcerated for the sad circumstances that beset them. Read More
You're invited to a fashion fiesta: Personal service, pampering and exclusive access to independent designers
If you're in Sydney on the weekend of 23/24 June this is a fun fashion event that's bound to keep the winter blues at bay! I've written before about the gorgeous all-Australian fine merino knitwear from Cinnabar Designs - just one of the many brands on offer at this weekend boutique fashion fiesta. This event is free to attend by invitation only - but my friends are welcome and you can download your invitation here. Read More
BREAKING NEWS: Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership on offer... could this be you?
This is exciting news: The Origin Foundation is sponsoring a Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership, and applications are now open!! This scholarship is designed to boost the long-term leadership and management capacity of the Australian NFP sector - so if you're a leader or director in that sector, you could be in the running for the $40,000 scholarship package. Read More