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 […]

Grim but essential, autopsies are saving lives in Bangladesh

MOHESHALI, Bangladesh – Something went terribly wrong when Asta Banu gave birth. Her labour was difficult and seemed to take forever. When the baby – a boy – was finally born, he was unresponsive. Although Ms. Banu’s family quickly arranged transportation to the Thakurgaon District Hospital, their efforts were in […]

Report lays out “baseline” for progress in gender equality

Although women are outpacing men in achieving higher levels of education, they are still more likely to pursue the humanities as opposed to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. That’s according to the World’s Women 2015, a UN report which looks at how women worldwide are faring in eight critical areas […]

Work of doctor who helped treat rape victims focus of new film

The work of a gynaecologist who treats rape victims who have been subjected to sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the focus of a film which has just been released. “The Man Who Mends Women”, tells the story of Dr Denis Mukwege.

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 […]