Work and Money
Kate Iselin 12:15 AM If sex workers do not belong on a Melbourne Writers' Festival panel discussion about sex workers, then where do we belong?
Jo Stanley Going starkers with three strangers was exhiliarating, in unexpected ways.
Kerri Sackville It's hard to put your finger on what the problem is. You just know in your gut that something feels very wrong.
Jane Brody A survival guide to living or working with an extreme narcissist.
Kasey Edwards There were many things I was prepared to kiss goodbye when I became a mother, but this wasn't one of them.
Jenna Price I love holidays of all kinds, so how did it get to this, asks Jenna Price.
Sarah Wiedersehn Women were far more likely to be sexually harassed in general than men and their chances of being harassed did not decrease as they came into positions of power, a new study of the Australian public service has found.
Elana Benjamin The offer of her ideal job casts Elana Benjamin back into the past.
Rachel Kurzyp "What would you do if your manager yelled at you in front of your colleagues because you couldn't stay past five o'clock?"
Madeline White It's not just gender equality to play for. More leisure time can be devoted to volunteering, with associated benefits to self-esteem and wellbeing.
Kasey Edwards "These are six of the dumbest words I used to say in job interviews," writes Kasey Edwards.
Sheree Joseph You’ve gotta fight. For your right. To disconnnnneeeecccct from the internet.
Anna Patty Working hours should be more effectively capped at 38 hours a week to make it easier for men to share the caring load in the family home and for women to participate in paid work.
Business vs pleasure
Patrick Lenton "I have the distinct and odd pleasure of being in a relationship with one of my favourite writers in the world," writes Patrick Lenton.
Nicola Harley and Charlotte Lytton Anger at 'discriminatory' office dress codes after receptionist is sent home for insisting on flat shoes.
Jane Gilmore We're told the gap in Australia is 17.3 per cent. But the calculation method makes this a very conservative estimate, writes Jane Gilmore.
Ellen Huet The group will suggest ways to recruit diverse group of workers, as well as how to train, compensate, and retain those people.
Lisa Calloway* Lisa Calloway noticed she was different from her fellow aspiring 'yachties' in one significant way.
Ruby Hamad "There is time in a long life to try many different things. It's OK to take your time," Ruby Hamad writes.
Sarah McGregor What's the individual damage from gender inequality in the workplace? For the average U.S. woman it totals more than $430,000.
Women in STEMM
Nalini Joshi Of the professors of mathematical sciences in Australia, only 9 per cent are women. In the natural and physical sciences, about 14 per cent are women. This needs to change.
Jenna Price Why changes in penalty rates will have a far greater effect on women than it does on men.
Jennifer Whelan Why the "special feminine qualities" approach to promoting the value of women in leadership roles makes Jennifer Whelan feel a little "uppity".
Rebecca Greenfield "I think that we're starting to see that employers really need these resources to attract talent."
Pippa Mason Literary agent Pippa Masson gives would-be authors the inside story on what sells and why.
Gina Barreca It's rarely the most contented, most cheerful and most relaxed among us who create the best art, writes Gina Barreca.
Kasey Edwards A new study reveals the career impact men and women face for dating their bosses.
Rae Cooper and Laura Good Contrary to popular belief and in contrast to community expectations, the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace has remained largely unchanged during the past 30 years.
Michelle Brown and Leanne Griffin Forcing workers to stay quiet about pay keeps women’s wage rates lower than those of men in equivalent jobs
Jeff Green and Carol Hymowitz Women working for big global companies say they aren't getting the international assignments they need for career advancement because employers think they're less mobile than men.
Christine D'Mello "If you turned that around, would you ask a man the same question? The answer is no."
Kindness at work
Rex Huppke It's as if simple logic is trumped by a baked-in belief that kindness isn't compatible with success in the working world.
Love your work
Shannon McKeogh Love isn’t clear-cut - it can ebb and flow. So why shouldn't you feel the same about work?
Dom Knight "They say that joining the army gives you skills for life. I say that having to live in close proximity with people who aren't forced to keep everything extremely clean might be even more challenging," writes Dom Knight.
Profits of diversity
Sebastien Malo "If you're a firm and you're discriminating against potential female leaders, that means you're essentially doing a bad job of picking the best leader for your firm."
Clare Sibthorpe They've faced challenges from stereotypes and discrimination to toilet shortages and clothing issues. But these women wouldn't trade in their trades for any other job.
Lisa Camille Robinson "Like poker players, recruiters would stealthily select the cards that will give them the best chance of winning."
Jenna Price "Dear Boss, you are completely inflexible. Now so am I."
Linda Blair Has your work-life balance has gone awry?
Back to work
Jenna Price Jenna Price: No matter in what shape I left my office and my desk, there is always unfinished business to confront on returning.
Just Not Sorry
Jessica Grose My hope for 2016 is that there are fewer articles preaching at women – particularly young women – about how they should speak.
Josephine Cafagna Long lunches. It's the way to do business, when you're a man.
Christine D’Mello Ever faced that moment in your career when you want to walk away from it all and be your own boss? Meet three women who did.
Kirsty Needham Women are dropping out of trade apprenticeships at higher rates than men, with sexism and bullying cited as the cause.
Frances Mao It's in improvement of less than 1 per cent on last year's report.
Clem Bastow The Christmas party season strikes fear into the hearts of mortals.
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen "In the weeks following, I couldn't sleep, but I couldn't get out of bed either."
Ambereen Choudhury How nice for our great grandchildren!
Michael Koziol Does Australia's advertising industry have a problem with women? It's a question that has bubbled to the surface following agency Leo Burnett's announcement of five new recruits - all of them male.
Jenny Noyes Let this PR disaster be a lesson to all companies that it pays to take diversity seriously.
Natalie Reilly Perhaps the question should be: what or whom are you avoiding at home?
Lisa Barrington What if bonuses paid to executives depended on the number of women employed in senior roles?
Jane Caro Everyone benefits from seeing a professional counsellor, argues Jane Caro, speaking from experience.
Women in Tech
Claire Connelly "Now that we're entitled to equal pay and participation, we have to follow through," writes Claire Connelly.
The average full-time worker does six hours of unpaid overtime each week. Is there any wonder we are more anxious and exhausted than ever?
'Lean on' feminism?
Jenny Noyes What we need to focus on is ensuring that these jobs are valued, respected, and adequately paid - just like any other industry.
Alice Williams Sex work is increasingly common for Australian students. Marina* tells how she chose the industry and why she doesn't plan to leave it any time soon.
Geraldine Doogue Julia Gillard: "At the end of the day, when I go home and pull up the drawbridge, I want to be able to recognise myself."
Tanith Carey Female workers struggle to be heard in the office environment - but there are some new solutions to the age-old problem
Andrew Thackrah and Susie Byers Wellbeing programs offered by employers won't get to the root of why we're not happy at work.