Recommended: Gender Intelligence

 Based on more than twenty-five years of in-depth surveys involving 100,000 men and women across dozens of Fortune 500 companies, Annis and Marron provide a deeper understanding of the forces that create and perpetuate gender inequality. “Gender Intelligence” exposes common false assumptions and shows how a growing number of leading-edge […]

Recommended: Lean In!

You HAVE to read this book. Sandberg set off a movement with her TED talk and this book expands on her views of why women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Here she supports her arguments with anecdotes, facts and research that are compelling. This is less a guidebook […]

Recommended: Sticky Floors

 Language is powerful and in this book title each describe the effect of women not reaching their leadership potential. Shambaugh argues that what really holds women back is right below their own feet — the sticky floor. These sticky floors are self-limiting beliefs, assumptions, and behaviours that serve to limit a woman’s […]

10 Women Who Broke Through the Glass Ceiling

A great compilation to remind of some well-known and lesser-known females who have broken through the glass ceiling. http://www.9news.com/news/special-reports/10-women-who-broke-through-the-glass-ceiling/420532764

How Does Health Impact Your Career

Three quarters of executive positions of the local health sector in Western Sydney are now filled by women. Check out this article for more details. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/womens-medical-success-in-executive-roles-in-sydneys-west/news-story/673136bd7765ac00ff3856ee9f8a2807

We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We teach girls that they can have ambition, but not too much … to be successful, but not too successful, or they’ll threaten men, says author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In this classic talk that started a worldwide conversation about feminism, Adichie asks that we begin to dream about and plan […]

It’s time for women to run for office | Halla Tómasdóttir

With warmth and wit, Halla Tómasdóttir shares how she overcame media bias, changed the tone of the political debate and surprised her entire nation when she ran for president of Iceland — inspiring the next generation of leaders along the way. “What we see, we can be,” she says. “It […]

A political party for women’s equality | Sandi Toksvig

Women’s equality won’t just happen — not unless more women are put in positions of power, says Sandi Toksvig. In a disarmingly hilarious talk, Toksvig tells the story of how she helped start a new political party in Britain, the Women’s Equality Party, with the express purpose of putting equality […]

The lies we tell pregnant women | Sofia Jawed-Wessel

“When we tell women that sex isn’t worth the risk during pregnancy, what we’re telling her is that her sexual pleasure doesn’t matter … that she in fact doesn’t matter,” says sex researcher Sofia Jawed-Wessel. In this eye-opening talk, Jawed-Wessel mines our views about pregnancy and pleasure to lay bare […]

How online abuse of women has spiraled out of control | Ashley Judd

Enough with online hate speech, sexual harassment and threats of violence against women and marginalized groups. It’s time to take the global crisis of online abuse seriously. In this searching, powerful talk, Ashley Judd recounts her ongoing experience of being terrorized on social media for her unwavering activism and calls […]

How racism harms pregnant women — and what can help | Miriam Zoila Pérez

Racism is making people sick — especially black women and babies, says Miriam Zoila Pérez. The doula turned journalist explores the relationship between race, class and illness and tells us about a radically compassionate prenatal care program that can buffer pregnant women from the stress that people of color face […]

The data behind Hollywood’s sexism | Stacy Smith

Where are all the women and girls in film? Social scientist Stacy Smith analyzes how the media underrepresents and portrays women — and the potentially destructive effects those portrayals have on viewers. She shares hard data behind gender bias in Hollywood, where on-screen males outnumber females three to one (and […]