Hacia Atherton
Small business

Hacia Atherton shares how a life altering accident changed her career trajectory

- March 8, 2024 2 MIN READ

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a critical reminder of our collective journey towards gender equality and the importance of advocating for women’s rights and representation. This day holds a special place in my heart, as it resonates with my own journey of resilience and empowerment, writes Hacia Atherton, founder of Empowered Women in Trades. In… Read more »

Brooke Vulinovich at Social Club interbational women's day event surrounded by a large group of women.

Investing in women: Accelerating progress and counting her in

- March 8, 2024 3 MIN READ

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress”. For almost a decade, I’ve navigated the challenging landscape that is entrepreneurship, striving not only to succeed myself but also to uplift and empower other women in business along the way, writes Brooke Vulinovich, founder of the Social Club. Investing in… Read more »

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Women business leaders share what International Women’s Day means to them

- March 8, 2023 7 MIN READ

  This March 8, we asked seven outstanding female business leaders, ‘What does International Women’s Day mean to you?’ Inga Latham, Chief Product Officer at Shippit “The technology industry has made great strides in recent years, but women are still underrepresented in both senior leadership positions and in certain roles. International Women’s Day is about… Read more »

man speaking over woman in meeting

Why are women’s voices overlooked and undervalued?

- March 7, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Communication is a critical workplace skill. It is a way to contribute value, demonstrate knowledge, influence outcomes, build relationships and build your leadership brand – unless you’re a woman. Then it’s not so straightforward, writes Anneli Blundell, author of The Gender Penalty: Turning obstacles into opportunities for women at work. When men speak up, their… Read more »

Serious looking business woman with arms crossed in her venue

“Disappointing”: Why it’s easier for men to grow a business than women in Australia

- March 9, 2022 2 MIN READ

Latest research revealing that female entrepreneurs in Australia are still facing more barriers to business growth than their male counterparts is “disappointing”, says Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Bruce Billson. This International Women’s Day, I want to extend maximum respect to the incredible women out there dedicating their time and efforts to supporting small businesses,… Read more »