The campaign for IWD 2017 is #BeBoldForChange and the aim of the game is to forge a better working world, that is, a more gender inclusive world. Last year, organizations and individuals around the world supported the #PledgeForParity campaign and committed to help women and girls achieve their ambitions; challenge conscious and unconscious bias; call for gender-balanced leadership; value women and men’s contributions equally; and create inclusive flexible cultures. From awareness raising to concrete action, organizations rallied their people to pledge support to help forge gender parity on International Women’s Day (IWD) and beyond. But the World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2186. This is too long to wait. Around the world, IWD can be […]
Amelia Northcott Head of Engagement SA/NT for the Australian Institute of Management As the Head of Engagement SA/NT for the Australian Institute of Management, I am responsible for managing all member engagement activities, including professional development events in form of TEL Talks, Debates and Roundtables. Presenting at SA & NT forums, profiling AIM as the peak body for management and leadership such as SA Leaders and other industry forums. Grow the AIM member base through delivery of strategic engagement activities. Let’s find out a little more about our member Amelia… If you could go back in time and give your 20 year old self career advice, what would it be? Don’t burn bridges, and when you network know what you are […]
Often the decisions we make in regards to our careers are based more on our individual set of values, that being the beliefs, attitudes and judgments we treasure, and less on the actual work associated with a particular role. So, the question is, how aware of your values are you and do they influence your decision making? To help you gain a better understanding of YOUR values we’ve put together a little checklist for you. The checklist has three categories; Intrinsic, Extrinsic and Lifestyle.
Jane Young – North East Victoria, Australia Jane Young is a self-motivated and determined professional with 20 years of experience in the public sector working in natural resource management and agricultural extension in rural and regional areas of NSW and Victoria. Jane is passionate about supporting professional women in regional areas and encouraging women to understand their value and the opportunities available to them. Jane is currently an Executive Manager at the North East Catchment Management Authority, a statutory authority that works to maintain land productivity whilst protecting the catchments natural assets. Her experience includes working in regional state government organisations in the Hunter Valley, Central West NSW and now North East Victoria. She recently stepped out of her comfort […]
At some stage throughout the year most people would have a good hard look at their home and health insurance to make sure they measure up. We hope we never have to make a claim but it’s always good to know that it’s there should we need it. You should also get into the habit of giving your professional network a yearly health check-up to ensure it is in good shape should you need it.