Michelle Redfern

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What’s Holding Women in Medicine Back from Leadership

For over 25 years, women have made up at least 40% of U.S. medical students. This past year, more women than men were enrolled in U.S. medical schools. Yet overall women make up only 34% of physicians in the U.S., and gender parity is still not reflected in medical leadership. Women account for …

Sexual Harassment

The World’s Biggest Advertiser Wants Women to Direct 50% of Its Ads by 2023

The world’s biggest advertiser is pledging to establish more gender equality behind the scenes.<p>Procter & Gamble (pg), which owns everything from Tide …

Procter & Gamble

When Workplace Cultures Support Paternity Leave, All Employees Benefit

Employers are increasingly finding ways to meet the needs of working fathers, offering them family leave, flexible scheduling, and affordable child care options. But fathers remain reluctant to take full advantage of this support, despite professing to want to be equal partners with mothers in …

Women on Board - Play by the Rules - Making Sport inclusive, safe and fair

Next time you’re playing sport have a look around - how many women do you see?<p>Do women hold leadership positions in your club or sport? Are there …

How To Create Gender Equality In The Workplace

Do you know how your organization can drive gender equality?<p>I sat down to discuss this topic with Laura Zelenko, Bloomberg News’ talent, diversity and standards chief.<p>Bloomberg is recognized as a leader in driving gender diversity in its organization. What’s impressive to me is their leaders’ …

Build Your Life Around What Matters Most to You

If you left this world tomorrow, would you seriously care how much time you spent compulsively staring at your smartphone?<p>“Being the richest man in …

How vulnerability became sport's winning weapon

It is a Thursday morning during the Victorian school holidays, and the semi-rural grounds of Geelong Grammar School are deserted but for the luxe new …

How toxic femininity is damaging us

Women in all of this have no agency, no ability to exist as a person in their own right. They are defined by their relationship to a man and their …

Gender Diversity Key to Expanding Racing's Fan Base

A panel during the third session of the 37th Asian Racing Conference in Seoul was led by Victoria Carter, deputy chair of New Zealand Thoroughbred …

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, based on prejudiced …

More undeserving men appointed in corporate Australia than women

Company director Diane Smith-Gander said Australia has too many part-time directors as revelations at the banking royal commission highlight the poor …

If anyone should be left off boards it should be men

So do we ban all men from corporate leadership positions? I'd argue that's an excellent idea in the short term. After all, they've had their go and …

The market wants real and honest: Time to create an imperfect personal brand

<i>By Carlii Lyon.</i><p>For seven years I worked alongside one of the world’s most successful supermodels. I acted as her personal publicist and played my …

Giving up on ‘diversity and inclusion’

I went to see Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital speak this week. Her remarkable story is pretty well known by now — she “built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless,” to quote Backstage’s site. She said several interesting things, but let’s start with this one: as of 2019, she …

Gender Diversity Can Deliver Up To 66% Higher ROI In Business: Anthony A. Rose, Founder Chairman and CEO, House of Rose Professional

Headquartered in Singapore, House of Rose Professional Pte has been touching lives and helping people succeed via the Public Relations, Publishing …

Bring Purpose & Mindfulness to Your Work

Our work lives are filled with busyness, distraction, procrastination, responding to messages, checking on messages, and getting lost down rabbit …

Mindfulness

Mental Resiliency: Letting Go of the Guilt of Not Getting Things Done

It happens to all of us: we don’t get done what we hoped to get done, then we feel stressed or guilty about it.<p>It’s time to let that go, because it’s …

Mindfulness

At Nike, Revolt Led by Women Leads to Exodus of Male Executives

For too many women, life inside Nike had turned toxic.<p>There were the staff outings that started at restaurants and ended at strip clubs. A supervisor who bragged about the condoms he carried in his backpack. A boss who tried to forcibly kiss a female subordinate, and another who referenced a staff …

Employment

15 Questions To Determine If Your LinkedIn Profile Is Perfect Or Pathetic

Do you know if your LinkedIn profile is helping or hurting your career?<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>Whether you continually spend a lot of time on your profile or you haven’t even looked at it in years, you likely know that LinkedIn is a powerful tool for increasing your visibility, connecting with decision …

Employment

What's worse than the glass ceiling? The glass cliff

These are problems that they strive very hard to address – but no matter the effort, these problems cannot be solved. The women in charge are then …

Women Don't Owe Men a Debate About Feminism

That guy sitting on campus with his "change my mind" sign? Let him read a damn book.<p>It has taken me 31 years of life as a woman on this planet, but I’ve reached a point where I no longer feel I owe badly-intentioned men a debate.<p>When I saw pictures of Steven Crowder sitting on campus smugly …

Feminism

Why focusing on the “business case” for diversity is a red flag

As a diversity and inclusion (D&I) professional, it baffles me how many times I still get asked, “can you help me convince my executive team on the the business case for diversity?” Or “what’s the ROI of diversity and inclusion?”<p>It’s not that the “business case” for diversity is unimportant. We …

The Workplace

How Self-Compassion Helps You Cope With the Ups and Downs of Life

When it comes to personal development, our culture often celebrates those who are self-assured or self-confident. But new research suggests that …

How strong women became big business

There's certainly a fair bit of this feminism-lite about. Certainly, co-opted by big commercial brands and often reduced to a T-shirt slogan, today's …

Feminism

Women of the world, stop trying to be likeable - be truthful instead

And to do that, we need to mute calls for us to shrink ourselves, soften our tones when airing confronting topics like rape or sexual misconduct or …

Self-improvement

Gartner Says Australia's Female Workforce is Fueling Rising Effort Levels

Women are the driving force behind growing effort levels in Australian workplaces as more female employees are willing to go above and beyond at work …

Employee Engagement

Want to Use Social Media to Your Advantage? Let Taylor Swift Show You How With These Media Relations Tips

Whether you are a Taylor Swift fan or not, there is no denying that this songstress is one of the biggest and most successful music acts in the business today and on her way to becoming one of the most profitable female artists in history. There is a great deal that can be learned from Taylor …

Do Female-Led Businesses Perform Better Than Those Run by Men?

The short answer is 'hell yes.'<p><i>Ed’s note: This post was written by guest editor Anna Thomas, COO of Stockdale & Leggo.</i><p>Traditionally, the domain of …

How to Write a LinkedIn Summary That’ll Land You Your Next Job

Use your 300 words wisely.<p><i>Ed’s note: This post was written by guest editor Monica Kade of The Monica Kade Podcast.</i><p>The biggest mistake I see people …

Employment