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‘More than Halfway’ Advancing Women Newsletter August 2017

Apparently the age our grandparents died gives us some indication of our genetic disposition for living. (Or I might have made that up?) If so, and assuming no random act of terrorism or road carnage interferes, I have 2 and a half years of life left. Fortunately, my chances of living beyond this are considerably more […]

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Week of June 19th, 2017

    Welcome to our final news, research & resources round-up, where consultant Hannah E. Lawson shares the latest collection of news relevant to gender, diversity & inclusion in Australia and the World. Australia’s gender shame: 13 ASX 200 boards with no women – Sydney Morning Herald  There are still 13 companies on the ASX 200 […]

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Week of June 5th, 2017

    Welcome to our news, research & resources round-up, where consultant Hannah E. Lawson shares the latest collection of news relevant to gender, diversity & inclusion in Australia and the World. Not so super: Gender differences in superannuation – Broad Agenda  It is well known that women have lower super balances than men, reflecting historical […]

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Week of May 15th, 2017

Welcome to our news, research & resources round-up, where consultant Hannah E. Lawson shares the latest collection of news relevant to gender, diversity & inclusion in Australia and the World. French President Macron unveils gender-balanced cabinet – Business Standard  The newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron appointed his first cabinet, with women filling half of the […]

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2-12 May, 2017

    Welcome to our news, research & resources round-up, where consultant Hannah E. Lawson shares the latest collection of news relevant to gender, diversity & inclusion in Australia and the World.   What does a female-friendly workplace actually look like? – Canberra Times A woman working at a major construction company is subjected to daily […]

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17-28 April, 2017

Welcome to our news, research & resources round-up, where consultant Hannah E. Lawson shares the latest collection of news relevant to gender, diversity & inclusion in Australia and the World. Australia urged to put women and girls at centre of foreign policy – Canberra Times International aid organisations have told the Turnbull government to place women […]

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Week of April 10th, 2017

  Welcome to our news, research & resources round-up, where consultant Hannah E. Lawson shares the latest collection of news relevant to gender, diversity & inclusion in Australia and the World.   How Does Diversity Spur Innovation? – Stanford University Commitment to diversity does much more than benefit an organisation’s image. In fact, research suggests that […]

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‘Outdated Stories’ Advancing Women Newsletter April 2017

In 1888 Louisa Lawson (mother of Henry), founded an influential and ground-breaking feminist paper, The Dawn. The paper played a significant role in promoting legislative changes that affected the lives of Australian women at the turn of the century: the laws on female suffrage, on marriage and divorce, on property ownership, on women’s conditions of […]

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Week of April 3rd, 2017

Welcome to our news, research & resources round-up, where consultant Hannah E. Lawson shares the latest collection of news relevant to gender, diversity & inclusion in Australia and the World. Can a four-year-old be sexist? – The Conversation  The Victorian government has announced it plans to teach its Respectful Relationship program to preschoolers as a way […]

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Week of March 27th, 2017

  Welcome to our  news, research & resources round-up, where consultant Hannah E. Lawson shares the latest collection of news relevant to gender, diversity & inclusion in Australia and the World. Assessment: How Mindful Are You? – Harvard Business Review  Mindfulness is the ability to stay focused, while being aware of your thoughts and surroundings and […]

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6 – 24 March, 2017

    Welcome to our  news, research & resources round-up, where consultant Hannah E. Lawson shares the latest collection of news relevant to gender, diversity & inclusion in Australia and the World.   Performance in mixed-sex and single-sex tournaments: What we can learn from speedboat races in Japan – VOX Regardless of their stage of development, […]

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Week of February 27th, 2017

    Welcome to our  news, research & resources round-up, where consultant Hannah E. Lawson shares the latest collection of news relevant to gender, diversity & inclusion in Australia and the World.   Testosterone Rex: It’s time to stop blaming sexism on hormones – ABC News The notion that the hormone testosterone gives men a natural […]

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Week of 20th February, 2017

    Welcome to our  news, research & resources round-up, where consultant Hannah E. Lawson shares the latest collection of news relevant to gender, diversity & inclusion in Australia and the World.   Everyone Likes Flex Time, but We Punish Women Who Use It – Harvard Business Review  Offering flexible workplace schedules seems like a no-brainer. […]

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Week of February 13th, 2017

  Welcome to our  news, research & resources round-up, where consultant Hannah E. Lawson shares the latest collection of news relevant to gender, diversity & inclusion in Australia and the World.   Women Are Less Likely to Apply for Executive Roles If They’ve Been Rejected Before – Harvard Business Review  Women begin their careers with ambitions […]

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Week of February 6th, 2017

  Welcome to our  news, research & resources round-up, where consultant Hannah E. Lawson shares the latest collection of news relevant to gender, diversity & inclusion in Australia and the World.   Is It OK for a Bunch of Men to Lead a “Women in the Workforce” Initiative? – Harvard Business Review  President Trump has just […]

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December 2016 – January 2017

    Welcome to our  news, research & resources round-up, this time across December – January; where consultant Hannah E. Lawson shares the latest collection of news relevant to gender, diversity & inclusion in Australia and the World.   How Australian women rallied together online to deliver real change in 2016 – Women’s Agenda 2016 was […]

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Week of December 12th, 2016

    Welcome to our weekly news, research & resources round-up; where consultant Hannah E. Lawson shares the latest collection of news relevant to gender, diversity & inclusion in Australia and the World.   What’s stalling progress for women at work? – McKinsey & Company Although gender inequality increasingly concerns many companies, research from McKinsey and […]

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‘Open and Exposed’ Advancing Women Newsletter December 2016

I’m a high functioning, intelligent, physically fit and active woman. Well I was. Now, temporarily at least, my body is broken and my brain has stopped working – as I’ve been used to. I’m making mistakes, am less articulate and coherent, can think and write only in 15 minute intervals, and need to close my […]

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Week of December 5th, 2016

      Welcome to our weekly news, research & resources round-up; where consultant Hannah E. Lawson shares the latest collection of news relevant to gender, diversity & inclusion in Australia and the World.     Susan Kiefel becomes Australia’s first female High Court chief justice – Canberra Times Susan Kiefel has been named Australia’s first […]

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Week of November 21st, 2016

    Welcome to our weekly news, research & resources round-up; where consultant Hannah E. Lawson shares the latest collection of news relevant to gender, diversity & inclusion in Australia and the World.   What Board Directors Really Think of Gender Quotas – Harvard Business Review  To better understand perceptions of quotas, the authors interviewed over 60 […]

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