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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


Top 5 tips for working mums to build exercise into your week

Wow!  The year is well under way and Easter has been and gone.. including the chocolate!  Winter is now approaching and we may be finding the busy-ness of life and work interfering with our exercise routines. About 8 weeks ago I decided I needed to take action!  I needed to stop the negative cycle of… 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


Change is slow for women in transition

Emma Watson shone a light on the role of men and women in the fight for gender equality at the United Nations recently and in doing so, engaged another generation in the conversation on social media. In the 21st century, it is disappointing that gender inequality within organisations is still rife, but it is. In… Read more


It’s time for NZ to take a stand!

I was horrified to hear of the social media attacks on Emma Watson after she stood up at the United Nations Headquarters and formally invited men to participate in conversations about gender equality. In her speech to launch the HeForShe campaign, Emma shared her experiences of gender discrimination and expressed her hope that men would… Read more