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Why is female leadership a ‘thing’?

For years women have kept their heads down and played by the rules. We’ve been certain that with enough hard work, our natural talents would be recognised and we would be rewarded. We’ve made undeniable progress and yet, as we’ve worked, ever diligent, the men around us continue to get promoted faster, paid more and… Read more


A manager’s guide to parenthood

Often when a team member announces she is pregnant, the onus is on her to manage her exit and then, all going well, her return. By breaking this transition down into three key phases, we help mothers and their managers approach this stage from both angles.  If you imagine a three legged stool, one is… Read more


The Juggling Act

The struggle of the juggle is a topic very dear to my heart as a working mother of three, a Director, a Chairperson, a wife and an individual. So what is the struggle of the juggle? When I asked some of the key New Zealand women I know, they talked about this being the reality… Read more


Find the time to lead like an All Black

Apologies to all the non rugby fans out there but this is a big week in New Zealand.  With the final of the 2015 Rugby World Cup only days away, Kiwis and Aussies are working themselves into a patriotic fervour each hoping (praying) for the ‘right’ outcome on finals day. Although rugby is a team… Read more


The sound of silence

A verse in one of the most popular songs of the 20th century goes like this: And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people, maybe more. People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening, People writing songs that voices never share And no one dared Disturb the sound of silence. You’ll know the… Read more