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    There are many more doors open to professional women in the business world today than ever before. However, the door to the boardroom has still not opened wide. Women currently make up only 30% of ASX 200 board positions, according …

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    Networks are important for ensuring you not only thrive but attain great success throughout your career or in your business field as the more people you meet—and make a positive impression on—the more doors will open for you. While you …

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    Branding is all about image. Tom Peters, an American business writer and author of In Search of Excellence, first used the term in 1997 to describe the concept of self-packaging. Today, personal branding is a way to market one’s self …

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    Whether you’re a business owner, self-employed, or a professional woman, the day may come when you decide you’re ready to be on a board. There are many reasons to do so—for example, to give back to the community, support a …

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    As Corporate Australia work towards equality in Senior Executive and Board roles, behind closed doors (BCD) is providing a pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women to join the pool of candidates ready to step into these roles. Eight …

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    Many businesses can’t get past the conception stage without outside funding from loans or venture capitalists, which means fundraising by the CEO, owners, or founders is necessary. According to studies, when it comes to return on investment (ROI), companies with …

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    Wouldn’t life be so much easier if it came with an instruction manual telling us exactly what to do? Particularly when it comes to our business and careers, simply knowing the next step we should take would be incredibly valuable. …

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    Jemma Buck was the recipient of the BCD 2016 Executive Assistant scholarship in Adelaide. Twelve months on, we caught up with Jemma for some reflections on her time as being a BCD member. At a recent Executive Assistant networking event …

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    Men and women are different. While that may seem self-evident, in the business world it affects perspective, attitude, behaviour and approach. This is particularly true in the way men and women function and approach their responsibilities as members of a …

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    Networking is the art of relationship building in the business world. We all know how important it is. An active approach to networking can help you connect with the right businesses and people. Being connected to these individuals—and their networks—can …

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    April 28, 2017 WA Country Health Service’s, Erin Gandy and LGIS WA’s Candy Choo have been announced recipients of behind closed doors’ (BCD) coveted Luminaries Scholarship for 2017. Announcing the winner at a networking event for women last night, BCD …

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    In the pursuit of self-development and career growth, there are many avenues open to today’s professional women. Far more than at any other time in history, businesswomen today have access to an astounding array of courses, mentors, coaches and even …

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    Establishing and owning a new business can bring up a lot of emotions, including excitement, fear, drive, confusion, and confidence. Every new business is unique, and whether this is your first entrepreneurial endeavour or not, it’s bound to come with …

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    A business coach is someone who can take you from where you are now to where you want to be in the future with your business goals. They will help you to set your intentions for growth and offer guidance …

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    Aiming for a senior leadership or company director role? The first thing you have to do is to put together a board CV (Board Bio) that’s relevant and compelling. Your CV should clearly outline your competencies, career summary and the …

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    We all want to make money from our businesses. However, it’s all too easy to become too focused on personal financial goals. Setting your sights on a new home, car, or gadget as well as other kinds of distractions can …

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    It seems unbelievable that in today’s society only 14.6 percent of executive-level jobs are held by women. Research suggests that the reasons for this are not due to lack of education or experience, but because women network less than men. …

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    Let’s say you come up with a wonderful new idea for a product or a service. You take some time to flesh out this idea and really think you may have something. For all you know, this could be the …

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    Freedom. That is the first feeling that many small business owners get when they strike out on their own to create a home-based business. This new life is going to be great! Finally, a combination of family and work life …

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    So, you’ve been invited to a networking event…what now? Networking can seem intimidating if you’re new to it, but it’s an important part of any woman’s career, at any stage of her career. A young professional might need help as …

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    In a perfect world, you’ll always have all the time you need to explain your perfect business idea to a potential partner or investor. In the real world, however, opportunities don’t always come, and if they do, they often happen …

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      Very few of us truly stop to think about how to protect ourselves financially. It might be a completely foreign topic for some but there are mentors and professionals who can help guide you through this process. We spend …

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    If you’re reading this, the entrepreneurial bug has probably bitten you and yet you’re not sure if you’re ready to take the risk. Being unsure is normal; after all it’s a big decision to leave the comfort zone of a …

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    “Networking—creating a fabric of personal contacts who will provide support, feedback, insight, resources, and information—is simultaneously one of the most self-evident and one of the most dreaded developmental challenges that aspiring leaders must address,” says an article on Harvard Business …

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    “I have always, essentially, been waiting. Waiting to become something else, waiting to be that person I always thought I was on the verge of becoming, waiting for that life I thought I would have. In my head, I was …

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    Congratulations! You’ve decided to start your own business. In today’s modern age more and more people, particularly women, are turning to entrepreneurship and starting their own businesses rather than working for traditional employers. So how do you go about starting …

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    Welcome to Rooster Radio. I’m Andrew Montesi with James Begley and today we’ve got another top performer sharing her insights from decades in business leadership. Donny Walford is the founder of Behind Closed Doors, a members-only organisation supporting women in …

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    In recent decades, women have made great strides in the professional realm. However, there is still a disparity between the number of men and women in leadership positions in Australian businesses across all sectors. According to the Australian Bureau of …

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    At the opening of the Women in the World Conference in New York, Hillary Clinton highlighted a great gender difference and an issue that has been one of the greatest barriers to a woman’s career – self-doubt and the fear …

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    I often am asked what is the difference between a Sponsor and a Mentor? Mentors guide; Sponsors deliver! Mentors observe and articulate what you may not be aware of in yourself or are able to verbalise. They can help you determine …

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    In Australia, according to the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) National Review of Supporting Working Parents, nearly 49% of mothers expressed they had been discriminated in the workplace either during pregnancy or after they have returned to work. That’s one …

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    “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires,” said the writer, William Arthur Ward, on mentorship. Yes, a good mentor’s guidance and encouragement can be invaluable to success. Mentors give opportunities to …

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    National business with head office in South Australia, behind closed doors, will cast a footprint in the US this year after securing funds from the Department of State Development‘s Export Partnership Program to launch their successful professional development, mentoring and …

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    Women entrepreneurs tend to be stereotyped as being successful in businesses that are either in the line of fashion or baby products. Although women have enjoyed success in these fields, they have also proved their mettle in many other areas. …

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    Social Media is currently the platform to getting your business on the map. Your social media profile needs to stand out from the crowd and continually engage your audience through meaningful interactions. Here are 5 tips to supercharging your brand’s social media profile:

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    “A coach, guide, tutor, facilitator, counsellor and trusted advisor, a mentor is someone willing to spend his or her time and expertise to guide the development of another person.” – Mentor Scout In this competitive business world, having a mentor …

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    Here are 10 pieces of advice for starting a career that have been compiled from successful women all over the world.

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    Experiencing a successful career is a remarkable achievement. Likewise, motherhood brings with it adventures that open up to a whole new world of delight. The two, however, are often thought to be mutually exclusive.

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    The benefits of having a diverse workforce are immense but according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2011, labour force participation rate of females at 65% is much lower than the 80% for males in the same age group. …

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    Women entrepreneurs are on the steady rise. There is a need then to create an environment that foster women entrepreneurs – here are some tips on what can be done toward building a favourable environment.

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    There is no debate on the power of social media in boosting business. Women all over the world are recognising this truth and going all out in capitalising on this.

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    Ever stop for a moment, look at all that you have achieved and still feel you and your achievements are insignificant, and you don’t deserve the success? If you have, well, you are not alone. Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg says, …

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    “We aim for at least one woman on all selection panels even for roles where female industry participation is very low.” – Origin Energy The above objective with the aim for at least one woman to be included on the …

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    The word “sexism” immediately raises association with gender discrimination, harassment in the work place and on the streets. However, it may not refer to these instances all the time. In his book Todai: Gods and Humans in the Japanese Empire, …

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    According to a survey by Social Media Examiner, 92% of businesses surveyed (up from 86% in 2013) take social media seriously and believe that it is critical for their success. But where there’s opportunity, there’s also risk. This blog will …

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    Bill Gates had it right when he said: “The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” So the town square is established now and the global village is scrambling to get their stalls up. Digitally …

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    Human Potential is the potential in the human resource of an organisation, and its capacity to be an asset to the organisation. Left untapped, human potential can remain just that, the potential to become something great.

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    Mentoring enables women to reach their potential in the workplace If 1% of the workforce in Australia transferred to jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), $57.4 billion would be added to the country’s GDP, according to a study …

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    It will take more than a change of government to change the narrative for women from saying “Don’t judge me on my gender, judge me on my performance.” And female jockey Michelle Payne may just be the person to do just …

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    Do you ask good questions?  How easy is it for you to listen to the answers?  Guaranteed you will be distracted by your own thoughts, biases, feelings and opinions therefore you will only hear what you want to hear. You …

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