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 »
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 »
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 »
Coming from a family of tradies, it would seem as though it was a done deal that Michelle Hargreaves would go into the family biz. But it was only recently that Hargreaves turned her back on the corporate world to set up her own business Lady Tradie. “I’ve always been handy with a set of… Read more »
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 »
Communication coach Sylvia Puentes is encouraging women in business to find their voice this International Women’s Day and become a leader of change. Around the world, the rise of women is undeniable. From the Women’s March and the #MeToo movement, to the flurry of women being elected to lead their country (such as in Iceland,… Read more »
Forging a positive culture in a workplace that encourages creativity, employee empowerment and problem solving are key to building employee retention and a motivated workforce – and empowering women in particular has never been more important. Startups of today are taking an enormous step toward equality and the empowerment of female employees. Many are nurturing… Read more »
With international women’s day just around the corner we thought we would take the opportunity to shine a spotlight on some fabulous women in business. This list celebrates ten women who have taken a leap of faith and are making a name for themselves in small business.