23 January, 2020
Gender Equality Procurement toolkit

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Policy: Creating Gender Equality through Procurement

Femeconomy has partnered with The 30% Club and leading Australian Board Directors to develop a Gender Equality Procurement Policy, to support organisations to implement procurement strategies that create gender equality across their supply chains, and foster ethical supply practices. WOMEN LED BUSINESS The Australian Government report that 34.8% of Australian...

23 January, 2020
Gender Equality Procurement toolkit

Toolkit: Creating Gender Equality through Procurement

Femeconomy has partnered with The 30% Club and leading Australian Board Directors to develop a Gender Equality Procurement Toolkit, to support organisations to implement procurement strategies that create gender equality across their supply chains, and foster ethical supply practices. PROFIT AND PURPOSE Companies with gender balanced leadership are more profitable...

20 January, 2020
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Pascale Helyar-Moray, Founder & CEO, Super-Rewards

Pascale Helyar-Moray Founder and CEO Super-Rewards is a serial entrepreneur and committed gender equality advocate. Her career background in financial services gave her a unique insight into the structural impediments that led to women retiring with inadequate superannuation balances. As a Director of the Australian Gender Equality Council, Pascale gained...

8 January, 2020
Amanda Patterson

Amanda Patterson, Principal & Licensee, Local Realty Sales & Rentals

Amanda Patterson started Local Realty Sales and Rentals in Tweed Heads in 2011, determined to drive a culture of transparency and customer centricity. She also set out to provide a work environment encouraging her team to embrace a balanced lifestyle, including remote work. Amanda has leveraged technology to develop a...

7 January, 2020
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When a Flower Doesn’t Bloom, You Fix the Environment

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A FLOWER DOESN’T BLOOM When considering strategies about how to close the leadership gender gap, I often think about this quote: “When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment, not the flower.” I think about when a flower doesn’t bloom when I am asked to run...

7 January, 2020
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I Need a Wife

The Spice Girls sang “So tell me what you want, what you really really want” back in the 1990’s. My two kids were 6 and 2 at the time that song was released. I wish someone had asked me then what I really really wanted. I would have said, can I have a...

19 December, 2019
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Femeconomy Retail Gender Equality Progress Report January 2020

Last week, we updated our brand directory. It’s an informative process of reviewing each record against our criteria, re-researching each brand’s leadership composition, and amending our website directory to reflect any changes. Over 880 brands meet our criteria. When we started Femeconomy it was just over 700. It is important to communicate and celebrate the positive...

12 December, 2019
Kay Lloyd

Kay Lloyd, Owner, Think Purple Art Studios

Artist Kay Lloyd started Think Purple Art Studios in regional Tweed Heads in 2016, with an aim to bring her community together through art, and provide a safe place for people to connect with their creativity. With a background in fine arts, Kay provides an environment that encourages children, teens,...

12 December, 2019
Emily Keys

Emily Keys, Owner, Emily K Creative

Emily Keys left her corporate career in the city, and from the rural town of Kyogle in Northern New South Wales founded Emily K Creative, a photography and styling business that specialises in creating professional content for online businesses. Emily K Creative has grown rapidly, serving clients Australia wide and...

11 December, 2019
Sarah Biersteker

Sarah Biersteker, Co-Founder, Spark Plugs Innovation Club

Sarah Biersteker Co-Founded Spark Plugs Innovation Club based on a gap she saw in her own children’s primary educational experience, and the rapidly growing global demand for occupational STEAMED (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics, entrepreneurship and design) skills. Currently running as after school and holiday programs for children aged 7...

10 December, 2019

Judy Parkin, Founder, Interior Blank

Judy Parkin is an interior designer who specialises in kitchen and bathroom design. With over 15 years specialist industry knowledge, she founded her boutique business Interior Blank from the rural setting of Murwillumbah, inspired by the international design experience she gained while living and working in Europe. With a focus...