Finding your place in a professional services environment

After 15 years of working across 4 consulting firms - here are some questions I frequently get asked. 1.  What are some visible pathways for cementing your place in a professional services firm? The first and most important thing to remember and imbibe within yourself before even starting on a pathway, is to value and bring... Continue Reading →

The truth about my failures

The EY Female Future Leaders Series is an 8 week program being run across states in Australia to pair a female working at EY to one that is interested in pursuing a career at EY. I had my first catch up with my mentee today and she asked me, ‘How do you deal with failure?’... Continue Reading →

Is there blood on your clothes?

There is a documentary on Netflix called 'The True Cost' that has left me a little shook. The documentary is about  the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. While I have known this because of coverage of garment factory collapses, protests for fair working... Continue Reading →

Media misrepresentation.

On 16 October 2017, Rachel Bexendale of The Australian wrote an article about Plan international’s misleadingly pairing Education Minister Simon Birmingham as part of their #girlstakeover Program. The article describes me as a “32-year-old Muslim activist”. An activist is “a person who campaigns to bring about political or social change.” An advocate is “a person... Continue Reading →

International day of the girl

11th October 2017 is the international day of the girl. 6 years ago, On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly voted to pass a resolution adopting October 11, 2012 as the inaugural International Day of the Girl Child. The resolution states that the Day of the Girl recognizes: “empowerment of and investment in... Continue Reading →

Women in the world and in indigenous culture

Tjanara Goreng Goreng is a Wakka Wakka Wulli Wuilli Traditional Custodian from Central Queensland Australia, a PhD candidate and the Founder and National Convener of the Foundation for Indigenous Recovery and Development, Australia. An Adjunct Assistant Professor for UC, Tjanara has had extensive teaching and government experience. Tjanara spoke about gender, politics and public policy... Continue Reading →

#girlstakeover training – Day 2

Day 2 began with Barbara Bickie using HDBI to “Discover your leadership style”.  She is an educator, at Charles Sturt University, a published author, PhD candidate, specialist in juvenile justice, child protection and the President of the National Council of Women Australia. The Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) is a system to measure and describe... Continue Reading →

#girlstakeover training weekend – Day 1

In preparation for the #GirlsTakeover Parliament Program as part of Plan International’s global #GirlsTakeover initiative, we all participated in a 2 day training weekend to prepare for the takeover. Day 1 was full of introductions and hesitant smiles which quickly turned into insightful discussions sparked by a speech by the Deputy Commissioner Operations in the... Continue Reading →

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