We must crack the code on women’s attrition in STEM

A strong and diverse workforce is essential across the science, tech, engineering, and mathematics sectors (STEM) to address some of our nation’s most confronting and enduring challenges: including domestic and family violence, climate change, equality, and social justice.   It’s also vital for tapping into the full potential of the population, driving innovation, and especially […]

Best practice advice from UNICEF to support Family Friendly Workplaces certification

In their latest report ‘Integrating Child Rights across the ASX’, UNICEF Australia provides leading organisations with recommendations on how to increase their focus on safeguarding children.   With less than 1% of companies having a specific commitment to respecting children’s rights further than child labour, there are opportunities for Australian companies to do better. One […]

Formalising flexibility has helped this workplace become more family friendly

Sue Whipps Novartis

Sue Whipps has always been a strong advocate for the flexibility that family friendly workplaces provide employees.   As the Country Head of People and Organisation for Novartis Australia and New Zealand, a global healthcare company and accredited Family Inclusive Workplace, she strives to create an environment where every employee has the opportunity to realise […]

The business offering parents up to $1000 a month to help with childcare fees

Parents are given up to $1000 a month to support childcare fees when they work at the electronic property settlement provider, Property Exchange Australia (PEXA).   It’s an extraordinary policy introduced by the firm of around 350 staff back in 2019, and one that turned a lot of heads upon its announcement given its financial […]

The global MD working 9-day fortnights & advocating for real flexible work

Alison Hernandez

Alison Hernandez has been living and working remotely in regional NSW for more than five years, well before the COVID-19 Pandemic that has seen massive shifts in how we work from home.   In that time, Hernandez has also seen her business Sageco grow and get acquired. She’s been promoted multiple times, including to where […]