APS Women in ICT Embracing Coaching Circles

By |2019-08-22T14:11:05+10:00August 31st, 2014|Orijen News|

Orijen is proud to announce that we have commenced the third Women in IT Executive Mentoring (WITEM) Coaching Circles program in the Australian Public Service earlier this month, in partnership with Dell. We extend a warm welcome to the 116 women who have been selected to join this program. With a significant growth in the number of nominations (126 this year compared with 88 last year, [...]

I know that I am the master of my own career

By |2019-08-22T14:11:00+10:00July 21st, 2014|Profiles|

Bonnie Mason is currently a Project Manager in the ICT Division at the Australian Government Department of Industry. She talks about her experience as recent graduate of Orijen’s Women in IT Executive Mentoring (WITEM) program, and the path she has taken in her career. Seven years ago, I moved into the public service from the private sector to take a six month contract role through an [...]

Irish Elections Highlights Success of Women for Election Ireland

By |2019-08-22T14:22:13+10:00June 22nd, 2014|Orijen News|

Orijen sends our congratulations to our associates at Women for Election Ireland, who have just been through their first Local, European Elections and National By-Elections. The success of their training and mentoring programs is evident in the results of these elections. For Local Government elections: Out of a total of 949 Local Government seats, 194 women were elected which represents a 33% increase since the 2009 [...]

WITEM Made Me Feel Valued

By |2019-08-22T14:27:18+10:00June 17th, 2014|Orijen News|

One of Orijen's industry-based mentoring programs is the award-winning Women in IT Executive Mentoring (WITEM), which builds cross-organisational mentoring partnerships between CEOs, CIOs and women working in the IT industry who have been identified as capable of taking the next step into executive ranks. It's an interactive and collegiate program that aims to enhance career management, increase skills, develop resilience and build strong, supportive networks for women [...]

Men of a Certain Age

By |2019-08-22T14:18:30+10:00May 11th, 2014|Media|

Rachel Nolan, former member of the Queensland Parliament from 2001 to 2012 has written a fantastic article in the May issue of The Monthly about the lack of diversity in the Abbott government and the consistent appointment of older, white, men to positions of influence. She notes that the Prime Minister is oblivious to this trend towards a lack of diversity in his government: “The [...]

Orijen’s “Pocket-sized gem” recommended for Australian managers

By |2019-08-22T14:52:25+10:00March 22nd, 2014|Media, Orijen News|

52 Ways to Break Through the Glass Ceiling, written by Orijen CEO Jenny Morris and psychologist Glenda May, has been reviewed and recommended by Emma Williams in the March 2014 issue of Management Today, the monthly magazine of the Australian Institute of Management. Published by the most respected management organisation in Australia, Management Today is Australia’s only management magazine that uniquely targets Australia’s key decision-makers, CEOs, [...]

Scholarship Recipients Announced For EWB Future Female Leaders Program

By |2019-08-22T14:53:35+10:00March 12th, 2014|Media, Orijen News|

The Orijen team is proud to announce the recipients of the Mary Reiby Mentoring Scholarships for participation in the Executive Women’s Business (EWB) Future Female Leaders program. These scholarships are co-funded by Westpac (two scholarships) and Orijen (one scholarship). These scholarships have been awarded to three outstanding candidates from three diverse industries: Leanne Townsend, CEO of the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA) Siena Balakrishnan, CEO/General Manager of [...]

Orijen paper at exclusive international conference

By |2019-08-22T14:50:38+10:00March 3rd, 2014|Orijen News|

Co-authored by Jenny Morris and Glenda May, the “52 Ways to Break Through the Glass Ceiling” guide to becoming a strong female leader has been a resounding success with women around Australia who are looking to take control and move up in their own careers. The importance of the advice in this guide has now been recognised on an international stage. Our paper “Authentic Leadership: The [...]

International Struggle Against Sexism in Politics

By |2019-08-22T14:57:05+10:00February 12th, 2014|Media, Orijen News|

As a spectator to the dramas of Australian politics and public perception of high-achieving women on both sides of the political system, it’s very easy to start to believe that sexism and the gender divide within politics is a problem unique to Australia. A recent article in The Guardian however, proves that the gender divide is still negatively affecting the experiences of female politicians around the [...]

Financial Review: Profiling Orijen’s Program Moderator

By |2019-08-22T15:04:49+10:00February 9th, 2014|Media|

Elizabeth Crouch is the moderator of Orijen’s Executive Women’s Business Future Female Leaders Program. As an experienced female executive in many sectors, she is a role model for many Australian executive women. She has recently been profiled in the Financial Review after her recent nomination to the board of Brickworks. Key to the article was an exploration of her mantra for a successful professional career: “Being [...]