Inspiring women: Louisa Lawson – women’s suffrage activist and publisher

The fight for women to get the vote was a monument to cooperation, ingenuity and collaboration on the part of many women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These women educated themselves and their peers about women’s issues and agitated for women’s rights. And the women of Australia owe a debt to these women of the past who achieved the privileges of full … Continue reading Inspiring women: Louisa Lawson – women’s suffrage activist and publisher

Girl Develop IT Sydney launches successfully #ozgdi

Girl Develop IT Sydney kicked off well last night with thirty eight students, led by the indomitable Pamela Fox and a number of teaching assistants. Women from all sorts of jobs and backgrounds came along to grapple with the basics of web development – with the youngest still in high school. The first session covered the basics of HTML and history of the web. Next … Continue reading Girl Develop IT Sydney launches successfully #ozgdi

Help a girl and you help a family, a village and the world #becauseiamagirl

I’ve been a big supporter of the Plan Because I am a Girl campaign – if you haven’t shared your story do it now! The other day @uskovic shared this video about the Girl Effect with me: You Can Help Change the World Plan International says “There’s no greater enemy of inequality than keeping quiet!”Act now! Spread the ‘Because I am a Girl’ message throughout … Continue reading Help a girl and you help a family, a village and the world #becauseiamagirl

Rethinking a girl’s place in the world #becauseiamagirl

Sheryl WuDunn’s Half the Sky investigates the oppression of women globally. Half the Sky lays out an agenda for the world’s women and three major abuses: sex trafficking and forced prostitution; gender-based violence including honor killings and mass rape; maternal mortality, which needlessly claims one woman a minute. Her stories are confronting. Only when women in developing countries have equal access to education and economic … Continue reading Rethinking a girl’s place in the world #becauseiamagirl

Annalie Killian … a woman Catalysing Magic

Here is another post in my series on inspiring women. This time it is my friend Annalie Killian, who is also known as Catalyst for Magic (yes that is really the job title on her business card) or as @MaverickWoman on Twitter. I’ve known Annalie for many years and have always been inspired and energised by her. Over the years she has evolved as an organisational … Continue reading Annalie Killian … a woman Catalysing Magic

Jo White – a woman in a … startup

I am very privileged to know a number of truly remarkable and inspiring women who work in, on and around geek stuff. One of my notions for this year was to share some of their ideas and experiences with everyone. The first woman who sprang to mind is Jo White (a.k.a. @mediamum on Twitter). She’s been a friend and an inspiration for a while now. … Continue reading Jo White – a woman in a … startup