Workplace Diversity

28 Jul 2017

Catherine Fox recognised with Walkley

Shane White | Senior production editor, bluenotes

bluenotes contributor, guest editor recognised for work on gender equality.

07 Jul 2017

The pregnant pause: are attitudes changing at work?

Sarah Parker | Associate Director, Global Product Management, ANZ

One in two mothers still report discrimination at some point during pregnancy.

16 May 2017

VIDEO: women don’t need fixing

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

Launching her new book with bluenotes, Catherine Fox explains why women don’t need to be fixed – but the system does.

18 Apr 2017

Women and careers: a story of choice

Erica Hardinge | Acting Head of Security Enablement, ANZ

Countless times throughout my career I've been counselled that I need to choose - often by amazing mothers and full-time career women.

24 May 2016

This is why men don’t go home to look after the baby

Fiona Smith | Leadership journalist

If you want to know why only one in 50 fathers take up paid parental leave, listen in on the conversations they have with their male colleagues and bosses.

19 May 2016

The surprising cost of mental health in the workplace

Leon Gettler | Veteran and highly regarded management journalist

A mentally healthy workplace is good for business. Research shows it leads to less absenteeism, more-engaged workers, better productivity and morale. It reduces the chances of a company being hit with workplace disability claims and fines for breaches of health and safety laws.

19 May 2016

How innovation for accessibility can help everyone

Darren Baird & Steve Price | Head of Customer Experience & Senior Manager Everyday Banking, ANZ

Many businesses approach acceptance of people with disability as a means to develop a community connection, but the true business case for tackling discrimination is more straightforward. People with a disability are consumers, investors and employees and by addressing barriers a business can increase its market for customers and employees.

26 Apr 2016

Everyone loses: why can’t female entrepreneurs secure funding?

Cynthia Balogh | National Program Manager Women in Global Business, Austrade

Female entrepreneurs are finding it harder than ever to access the capital they need to succeed in business. Meanwhile, the window for traditional lenders to take advantage of this unmet demand is closing amid the rise of new funding methods.

08 Mar 2016

Building a future for women in property

Kate Langan | Group General Manager Property, ANZ

There is a large body of accepted evidence demonstrating companies with higher percentages of women in leadership perform better on a wide range of financial metrics, from return on equity to return on sales and invested capital.

07 Mar 2016

Can 'womenomics' really make Japanese women happy? And save the economy?

Elizabeth Masamune | Managing Director of @Asia Associates Japan

'Abenomics', Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe's 'three-arrow approach' to revitalising the world's third-largest economy has become well known globally, if not always well understood.

26 Jan 2016

The rising rainbow in Vietnam

Helen Clark | Freelance journalist & former Asian correspondent

Communist Vietnam has changed its attitudes to the LGBTI (lesbian gay bisexual transgender intersex) community in recent years, from condemning it to allowing gay weddings, pride parades and transgender people to change their gender on identity cards.

19 Jan 2016

The reality of the role of women in business

Tania Motton | ANZ General Manager, Business Banking Australia

Do we need more women in business? Clearly, yes. The evidence shows a more balanced gender and diversity mix better represents communities and consumers and helps not just business outcomes but governance.

15 Jan 2016

The many reasons you should clean up your desk at work

Paul G Edwards | Publisher, BlueNotes

We know at BlueNotes – courtesy of our most-read story –the tie or no tie with business suit debate is a hostile one. But we've found another: desk management. Our publisher, Paul Edwards, was so stunned by the state of the desk of our managing editor, Andrew Cornell, he tweeted a pic of it.

15 Jan 2016

Long live the messy desk?

Leo D'Angelo Fisher | Freelance journalist

We know at BlueNotes – courtesy of our most-read story –the tie or no tie with business suit debate is a hostile one. But we've found another: desk management. Our publisher, Paul Edwards, was so stunned by the state of the desk of our managing editor, Andrew Cornell, he tweeted a pic of it.

08 Jan 2016

Workplace dinosaurs have nowhere to hide

Catherine Fox | Journalist and author

It was once as regular as the annual corporate Festive season card. Some drunk employee would photocopy part of their anatomy, proposition a colleague or abuse the boss at the end-of-year knees up and word would gradually filter out about the ugly yet familiar aftermath.