Orijen Group CEO awarded as a Woman Of Influence

By |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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Orijen CEO featured in Daily Telegraph

By |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, [...]

In His Own Words: The Male Perspective on Gender Diversity

By |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 [...]

France rewarding dedication to promoting gender equality

By |2019-08-22T15:54:47+10:00October 21st, 2013|Media|

With Australian statistics showing that many of our top company boardrooms and management have few female representatives, it’s interesting to see how other countries are working towards addressing similar problems. France has implemented a system whereby companies with a good record of moving women into executive positions were awarded by the Ministry of Women’s Rights, where companies that fail to address the issues of gender equality [...]

Orijen in Sunday Life Magazine

By |2019-08-22T16:04:50+10:00September 29th, 2013|Media|

In this week's Sunday Magazine in the Sun Herald, you can find a great article by Jackie Dent profiling a number of successful female executives from all walks of life. The article examines the ways in which women find the courage and determination to reach the top, recognising that overcoming past adversity is a key factor for many successful women. Jenny Morris, CEO of the [...]