Working Women’s Wish List
FLEXIBLE working hours, equal pay, a child-friendly workplace and an understanding boss are at the top of a working mother’s wish list, according to today’s Daily Telegraph. http://www.news.com.au/business/story/0,23636,23322762-5012426,00.html When I was a full time working mother with a young... read more
Are You Working Too Hard?
Many of us are familiar with a number of recently published research reports that confirm women who work outside the home still take on responsibility for the lion(esses) share of housework, home management and childcare – even when they have male partners... read more
Productivity Commission Enquiry into Paid Parental Leave
The Australian Government has announced that the Productivity Commission will undertake an enquiry into paid maternity, paternity and parental leave, with its report due in early 2009. The ABN has indicated its interest in being kept informed of the inquiry’s progress,... read more
Women the biggest financial losers after divorce
Today’s Sydney Morning Herald article: Divorcees out in the cold, explained how women fare worse than men after a divorce and are often the ones that are left renting and in financial hardship. “Contrary to popular perceptions, women are more likely... read more
MentorNet’s International Mentors
The first MentorNet program for 2008 started last Tuesday with 45 business owners participating in the six-month business training and mentoring program. We’re very excited to include in this program’s mentor line-up two mentors from the USA! The next... read more
I’m often asked why I choose to mentor women in business … well let me say this…
There comes a point in the dynamic with mentoring a woman in business that is unique, a revelation for a male mentor that sadly most (male mentors) aren’t priviledged to see or comprehend the significance in someone’s life. One... read more
Mentornet starts tomorrow
36 mentorees (all women business-owner) start a six month business-development journey tomorrow when the MentorNet program begins. Nine mentors (from Aus and the US) will guide these women through the development of new skills to grow their business. Places... read more
You were able to provide me with answers…
It was the consultation process that helped me make up my mind to join MentorNet. I had read about the program through the newsletter but the consultation process provided me with the information I needed. You where able to... read more
Female Parliamentarians 2008
Our new parliament has 66 female members, many of whom are first-time representatives, keen and eager to respond to lobbying initiatives that will help them make their mark! 24% of Cabinet, the Outer Ministry and Parliamentary Secretaries are also women,... read more
Welcome to the herMentor Site!
Welcome to the herMentor site – the official website for the HerBusiness’s mentoring program, MentorNet. At this site you can read stories from women who have participated in the program (which was launched in January 2007) with funding from... read more
Mentoring is a rewarding role to both the Mentor and the Mentoree. Assisting another reach their goals and being a sounding board and helping the Mentoree identify issues and see the solutions for themselves. The MentorNet program is the... read more
I am more confident in my self that I can take my business to where I want it to go.
Mentornet has opened up a whole new world for me. I have met women who are challenged in the same way I am in their businesses. The support network Mentornet has provided me is fantastic. My Mentor Dennis is... read more