Sydney Swans Ambassador

In the Blood: Sydney Swans Ambassador

Sydney Swans Ambassador I was recently invited to be an ambassador of the Sydney Swans which might be one of the easiest roles I have ever had to play. The season is about to commence and I recently shared with the club my thoughts about the game (and a bit of background to my involvement) […]

How female founders fare on Shark Tank Australia.

How female founders fare on Shark Tank Australia Another year has passed and it is International Women’s Day #IWD again and the media will commentate on the gender pay gap, the lack of women in leadership, and the continued unconscious bias against women in many areas of the work landscape. What about female founders and […]

Naomi Simson family EY entrepreneur of the year awards

#WinningWomen – EY 2015 program announced

I already feel like a ‘winning woman’ – having been selected to participate in the inaugural EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ (EWW) Asia-Pacific program. 2015 will be an exciting and massive year. I also know that to stay at the top of the game I have to keep learning… reading, listening, discovering. And one of the […]

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3 things I wish I’d known…

I was recently interviewed by AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors) on three things I wish I’d known… (very pleased I could squeeze all those years and years of hard work into a 2 minute video) Going from urgent to urgent – rather than taking a longer term view. Most businesses in start up phase […]

The state of eCommerce in Australia

I attended a eBusiness round table this week… below is a list of things that I gleaned from the presentations LoSoMo = the trend towards Local Social and Mobile The internet represents a $50b contribution to GDP in Australia (the same size as iron ore exports. 36.7% of all music sales are now done online […]

How to double your chances of an >80% engagement score

Often I get asked ‘what is your employee engagement secret?’. Megan (RedBalloon Employee Experience Manager)  argues that we don’t have an engagement secret (maybe because we will tell anyone who is interested what we’ve learned – so by definition it’s not a secret). It does take focused commitment from every leader in a business – […]