Work and Money
Congratulations, you made it through another year. Now let’s all focus on work again! Sigh. Here are a few ‘job-positive’ suggestions to make 2015 a good year in the office.
Welcome to the toughest part of the year – everyone’s out enjoying festivals and beer gardens, while your credit cards are melting from ridiculous holiday season over-usage.
JENNA PRICE It's time for Tony Abbott to show he's serious about improving women's pay.
JENNA PRICE The change every woman in the work place needs to make this year.
The actress reportedly insisted she be paid the same as her male co-star in upcoming film The Huntsman, following leaked Sony documents that highlighted pay inequality in Hollywood.
Back to work
Claire Cohen The holiday season's over and it's time to get back to work. Claire Cohen speaks to the experts to find out best to face the office again (sigh).
A UK gynaecologist thinks women should have three days of paid leave every month to cope with their periods.
LUCY CORMACK Women may be scarce in the exclusive club of ultra wealthy Aussies, but on average they are worth more than twice as much as their male counterparts.
KASEY EDWARDS Sadly, the attitude that protecting women's rights is bad for business still exists.
JANE CARO It has taken me a very long time to understand the very high price women pay for such self-limiting beliefs.
Joanne Gray Westpac CEO Gail Kelly's seven lessons for life and business
ANDIE FOX "The pressure is on you, both implicitly and explicitly, to limit the overflow of home life into the workplace. Management literature is full of tips for getting the most out of employees that, collectively, begin to read like the mind of a sociopath."
Gender wage gap
MATT WADE Australia's gender wealth gap has widened sharply over the past decade leaving single women aged under-35 with a little over half the average assets of their male counterparts.
ALANA SCHETZER An analysis of gender diversity among ASX100 companies has found that women remain woefully under-represented among Australia's top public companies.
We need a male equivalent to the term 'working mother' and other lessons from Annabel Crabb's book The Wife Drought
ALECIA SIMMONDS Women need wives and men need lives: an interview with political commentator, social satirist, TV-presenter, scribbler, baker, author and mother of three, Annabel Crabb.
Moment of zen
Kate Jones There are steps you can take to shush the office megaphone.
Women v men
NATALIE REILLY We're damned if we try to mimic men and damned if we try to act like ourselves.
CANDICE CHUNG "It's a very good reminder to see the casual racial bias and odd misogyny from a woman written in a paper that we all think of as being so liberal."
SARAH MACDONALD Studies have proved women who negotiate better pay rises are more disliked and seen as less socially skilled,
Emma Barnett Shouldn’t we be encouraging men to embrace their own vulnerability a little more?
Gender wage gap
JENNA PRICE In Your Hands is a website where employees and other sticky beaks can check if companies have competed gender pay gap analyses.
Catherine Brooks It's time we all agreed that this isn't just a problem for women to solve.
Senator Larissa Waters On Equal Pay Day today, it’s important we remember it’s not just women’s pay packets we need to act on but also their super balances.
ALANA SCHETZER Industrial segregation and "unconscious bias" is leading the growing gender pay gap, the head of Australia's Workplace Gender Equality Agency says.
CAROLINE ZIELINSKI A new study contradicts the popular view that work flexibility helps women balance motherhood with their careers, and suggests that men are the ones benefiting instead.
Feisty, Frigid and Frumpy
Radhika Sanghani Downton Abbey actress Daisy Lewis has said the word "feisty" is patronising. But it's not the only term used to describe women that doesn't apply to men. Telegraph Wonder Women presents a dictionary of 14 others (and asks: can you think of any more?)
Tom Chivers Germany's Employment Minister Andrea Nahles has proposed an ''anti-stress'' law that would ban work emails after hours. Guess we're all moving to Germany?
SARAH OAKES When a woman was sleazily asked what her 'favourite position' was on live radio she bluntly answered, "CEO". Feeling inspired, we asked 15 amazing Australian women what their favourite position is.
ANDIE FOX A new survey of professional men and women reveals some surprising differences in attitudes for those who are at the top of their game.
ROB MORAN 68 per cent of millennials said they'd forfeit their work friendships in favour of a promotion.
The part-time life
Rebecca Huntley When is flexibility at work the real deal, and when is that "family friendly" part-time job just smoke and mirrors?
AMY CORDEROY What if a merit-based system is actually putting all women on the back foot?
Are you guilty of it?
Ali Benton What Ali Benton's biggest blunder has taught her about success.
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CANDICE CHUNG The awkward moment when you’re told to take an insult as a compliment.
Seth Stevenson The surprising advantages of offices without managers.
Seth Stevenson Are you a matcher, giver or taker? Because one of them is far superior to the rest.
Fiscal health check
Much like your physical health, your financial health isn’t something that should just be left to chance.
With the date of June 30 looming, now is the perfect juncture to get your life sorted and in tip-top shape so you can rest a little easier.
Julia Llewellyn Smith The rise of so-called "womenomics" needs some attitude re-adjusting to come full circle.
Bryony Gordon Is it really that unusual to be looking forward to the end of your maternity leave?
ALICE WILLIAMS Why the quest to 'be our best self' can be counterproductive sometimes.
Hanna Rosin Also, by talking about it so much, you’re wasting time.
KASEY EDWARDS Being a good leader for women is easier said than done.
Internships for mums
Effie Mann Roles for mums - not dads - returning to the workforce.
Lisa Bonos Why the legacy of Sandberg’s movement won’t come down to book sales, a new movie or less sexist stock photography.
John Bohannon Think women can’t do math? You’re wrong—but new research shows you might not change your mind, even if you get evidence to the contrary.
Our columnist has always been the major breadwinner in her relationships – so what's the big deal?
KASEY EDWARDS What happens when you’ve achieved everything you always wanted only to discover you didn't want it at all?