Scholarship Recipients Announced For EWB Future Female Leaders Program

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

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

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

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 [...]

Welcome to 2014

2019-08-22T15:07:08+10:00January 1st, 2014|Orijen News, Tips and Tricks|

Hello 2014! Is taking charge of your career on your list of New Years Resolutions? Take this opportunity for a fresh start to look at your career through a new lens and evaluate how you can progress your career goals. Invest in a copy of Orijen's 52 Ways To Break Through The Glass Ceiling guide and start your journey towards career progression. Get your copy [...]

Zoe Smith Is Taking Charge of Her Career

2019-08-22T15:09:39+10:00December 15th, 2013|Profiles|

Zoe Smith is a great example of a female working in the IT sector who is taking charge of her career, putting her hand up, and actively moving into an executive position. She has been working in the public service in IT for nearly 25 years, taking every opportunity to complete further qualifications in her field (Microsoft/Novell) with the support of her employer. She has also [...]

Orijen CEO featured in Daily Telegraph

2019-08-22T15:13:11+10:00December 10th, 2013|Media|

A recent report by Westpac found that women have to work 25 years longer to retire with the same superannuation nest egg as men. The Women and Retirement Readiness Report found that the average 60-year-old Australian female has saved $121, 200 less than her male counterpart and must work until 85 before stopping work. As part of encouraging women to take control of their own careers, [...]

Becoming a more effective, confident and authentic leader

2019-08-22T15:16:58+10:00December 8th, 2013|Profiles|

As an experienced People, Culture and Development professional, Lorraine Salloum has a proven record in planning and leading comprehensive people and performance strategies to support organisational goals. She has demonstrated success driving organisational performance through culture change programs. Lorraine is passionate about organisational development and producing pragmatic solutions that make a difference. She took part in Orijen's Executive Women's Business Future Leaders Program in 2012-13, and [...]

The perfect Xmas stocking gift

2019-08-22T15:20:03+10:00November 24th, 2013|Orijen News|

A perfect Xmas bonus! 200 women in financial services will receive a copy of 52 Ways to Break Through the Glass Ceiling. What better ways could there be for companies to support women than this pocket book of tips, tools and strategies? Providing support resources like 52 Ways to Break Through the Glass Ceiling can really help female staff to start thinking strategically about ways that [...]

In His Own Words: The Male Perspective on Gender Diversity

2019-08-22T15:27:20+10:00November 7th, 2013|Media|

Orijen works closely with top Australian female executives in promoting female leadership but the fact still remains that men are leading some of Australia’s most prominent organisations in both the public and private sectors. Women still hold less than 10% of executive positions in ASX 200 companies and only 6% of line positions. Nine influential male leaders of society and economics have been interviewed for the [...]