Written by Sophia Russell, this article first appeared on Women’s Agenda. When Roslyn went back to work nine months after the birth of her daughter, she braced herself for an onslaught of emotions: guilt, exhaustion, excitement tinged with anxiety. What she wasn’t prepared for, though, was the solidarity she felt with her husband, Evan. While […]

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David was a successful lawyer at the top of his game, working the long hours his senior role demanded. And then something changed. After over a decade in a senior executive position, David – a dad of three – decided to cut back on work instead of family time. Here’s his story: “I’d been struggling […]

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It’s a common point of dispute between new parents: who has it tougher, the partner who stays home with the baby or the partner who goes out to work? It’s hard to imagine the exhaustion looking after a new baby can bring, or the frustrations of wrangling a toddler. But going out to work all […]

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Technology is dramatically transforming our personal and professional lives at breakneck speed, and it’s not done yet! But have we been too quick to adopt technology without due care and consideration as to what gets left by the wayside? What is the true price of always being “on”? This week the Australian Financial Review said, […]

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Nick Taylor is a Digital Delivery Manager with Westpac and has been with the Bank for 10 years. There might not seem anything extraordinary about that except Nick harbours a secret talent: in addition to his role at Westpac he is an elite wheelchair basketball player who has won Paralympic silver and World Championship gold […]

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Moving from a traditional full-time to a flexible role can be a minefield. The Equilibrium Challenge spoke to Associate Professor Rae Cooper from the University of Sydney Business School for tips on getting the best outcomes. 1. Get advice When thinking about changing their work arrangements, many women get advice from friends and family. However […]

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A generation ago, many men had little to do with their children growing up. The male breadwinner model was premised on long hours, and time out or flexible work arrangements weren’t on the table. These days however, men are increasingly searching for ways to integrate active parenthood with their work lives. In fact, having the […]

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If you’re looking for a chance to laugh and cry at the same time, check out ‘Don’t Mancriminate’. The online campaign against mancrimination initiated by Indian magazine Maggcom highlights the struggles of men: like having to open doors and not getting free drinks in clubs. Seriously. https://twitter.com/garydunion/status/614432658198761472 It is pretty hard to work up a [...] Read more