Finance

AIST announces plans to close the super gap for women

- March 8, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has announced a four-step plan they hope will assist in closing the gender savings gap at retirement for women. Thanks to a combination of lower wages, underemployment and career breaks to raise children, women frequently retire with almost half the super of their male counterparts. The AIST hopes… Read more »

Features

This cycle business is helping older women keep fit for life

- March 8, 2019 2 MIN READ

Aussie bike business CyclePower is joining the push to keep women fit and healthy this International Women’s Day (IWD) with their new three-wheeler bike. CyclePower co-founder Frank Riccobin thinks the company’s electric tricycles are the perfect fit for his year’s IWD theme of Balance for Better. Riccobin says a balanced life goal is becoming increasingly more important… Read more »

News

Shop for Change this International Women’s Day

- March 5, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Tech startup, i=Change is launching Shop for Change this International Women’s Day (IWD). During the 24 hours over IWD, retail partners such as Camila, Pandora and Nobody Denim will donate $5 from every purchase to women and girls’ empowerment projects in Australia and around the globe. Shop for Change marks the first time Australian shoppers… Read more »

Features

A Girl in Progress: the story of an almost ordinary girl

- March 9, 2018 4 MIN READ

Emma Norris has turned her childhood passion for writing into a full-time career as a copywriter and journalist. She recently left the magazine world behind to start her own venture, A Girl in Progress, a blog that celebrates the ordinary woman. “I started writing pretty much as soon as I could read,” Norris tells Kochie’s… Read more »

News

SEEK study finds gender leadership gap still an issue

- March 8, 2018 2 MIN READ

Despite close to 50 per cent of women expressing interest in becoming leaders in their chosen field, a new study commissioned by SEEK, released to coincide with International Women’s Day, has found gender parity in leadership roles is still a big issue in Australian business. 65 percent of the participants surveyed said they would like… Read more »

News

Study finds funding gap continues between male and female entrepreneurs

- March 8, 2018 2 MIN READ

99designs’ second annual global poll of entrepreneurs has discovered significant similarities between the way men and women run a business. However, when it comes to raising outside capital for new ventures, a massive funding gap still exists. According to the International Women’s Day Entrepreneurship survey of more than 3,000 entrepreneurs, men are twice as likely as… Read more »

News

Small Business Ombudsman praises women in business

- March 8, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has sung the praises of women in business and their contribution to the Australian economy on this International Women’s Day. “International Women’s Day is an opportunity to recognise the significant contribution women make to the small business sector,” Carnell said. “According to the Australian Bureau… Read more »

Experts

Disrupting industries “like a girl”

- March 7, 2018 3 MIN READ

Business mentor Smriti Goswami tackles the issue of lack of female entrepreneurs in male-dominated industries Smriti Goswami has never let “being a girl” hold her back from chasing her dreams. From a Navy Diving Course, to a commercial pilots’ licence and adventure-sport excellence, Smriti has excelled in many traditionally male-dominated arenas. Now Smriti, a life… Read more »