Female Board Directors Create Positive Financial Returns

2019-09-05T09:21:40+10:00February 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

US-based researchers have found that the presence of women on boards is directly linked to high financial performance. Dr Kris Byron from Syracuse University and Dr Corinne Post from Lehigh University have published the results of their recent research into female board presentation and its effect on financial performance in the Academy of Management Journal. The paper is titled “Women on Boards and Firm Financial Performance: [...]

Supporting high potential women leaders in operations

2019-08-22T13:15:57+10:00December 11th, 2014|Orijen News|

For eight months in 2014, starting in February, Orijen led a collaborative program with Diversity Partners (read latest newsletter) and NAWO, the National Association of Women in Operations, to deliver a Transition to Executive Leadership program for high potential female leaders, with groups in both Sydney and Melbourne. NAWO helps organisations share positive practices, gives women working in operations practical tools and mentoring to develop and enrich [...]

Orijen Group CEO awarded as a Woman Of Influence

2019-08-22T13:23:07+10:00October 2nd, 2014|Media, Orijen News|

Jennifer Morris, CEO of The Orijen Group, has been announced as a winner in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2014 Jennifer has been recognised in the Diversity category for her contribution and dedication to promoting opportunities for women to progress into executive positions in their careers. She says: “I am honoured to be recognised in the Westpac/AFR 2014 100 [...]

A new lens through which to view leadership development for women

2019-08-22T14:01:33+10:00September 14th, 2014|Orijen News|

A recent editorial on Women’s Agenda focused on the skills and strategies it takes to move from middle management to executive management, and the hurdles that women might face in making that move. In particular, it looked at the “missing 33%” of skills needed to move ahead, that research has suggested that women lack. Jenny Morris, CEO of The Orijen Group, has responded. Most leadership qualities [...]

APS Women in ICT Embracing Coaching Circles

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

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

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

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

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

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, [...]