Flexible Work Arrangements The nature of work is changing. In the past, fathers typically assumed the role as a family’s breadwinner.  These days, things are different. Many mothers aim to pursue careers that they have worked and studied hard for, and equally, many fathers aim…
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At Thrive we're listening to the Dads too!  We know that parenting is a steep learning curve. The task of caring for young children can leave us feeling ‘thrown in the deep end’... But generally, parents ‘learn how to swim’ by seeking advice and support, using trial and error,…
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Sleep is something that many of us take for granted, yet, we may not have not taken a moment to think about what actually happens when we sleep... Surprisingly, our brain does not completely shut down and rest while we sleep; it actually remains very active and it cycles through…
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This week, Women and Leadership Australia announced the 8 amazing women who won the 2018 awards for Excellence in Women’s Leadership . These awards primarily seek to increase the visibility of women in leadership in Australia, by recognising professional women who strive to increase…
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“I can’t…………… yet, Turia,” explains Celestine Vaite (Turia Pitt’s mother’). When it comes to resilience, Turia Pitt is an expert. Most of us have heard, or know of, the story of Turia Pitt; the young woman who sustained devastating burn injuries to 65% of her body in a wild bushfire…
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Are you heading into parenthood? Whether you've just started down the path, are trying for a baby or have already returned to work after having your little one - this one's for you! Did some parts of this quiz resonate with you? Have you got something to add? Share with us on…
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'Bonk Ban' bonkers? Or Good Practice for Business? We all know a happy couple that met at work. What’s the big deal ? They’re two consenting adults. Shouldn’t employers treat their employees like adults? But what about when the balance of power is skewed towards the boss? Relationships…
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I would love to be able to spend more time with my kids, but it wouldn’t even cross my mind to ask for flexible working arrangements. I guess I’ve never really thought that there were other options for me in my role. Greg Financial advisor and father of two Flexible working is…
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In our eyes - Gail Kelly is a fantastic example of strong women in leadership. She's brave, she's outspoken and most of all, she believes in herself. In her book, Live Lead Learn My Stories of Life and Leadership , Kelly is asked “If you could provide one piece of advice to young…
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This month we welcome Brigid Emmett, who will lead the brand new Thrive program, Diversity Inclusion’s latest exciting initiative for working parents. Thrive is aimed at supporting organisations to retain their female talent, and support employees, their managers and the organisation…
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Jacinda Arden is an inspirational leader in so many ways.  The Prime Minister of New Zealand is now leading the way for working Mums, on a very personal note. In January 2018, just four months in to her first term as the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern has announced…
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Long working hours do not make for higher levels of productivity - in fact, you might as well have turned up drunk according to new research. So what else could long working hours and limited sleep mean for our working world? Read more here .
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Many months in the making, the Thrive launch in October was a great success.  Welcoming some of Adelaide's largest organisations, including ASC, KPMG and Adelaide Uni, we had the opportunity to hear from our corporate partners and introduce some of the key features of the upcoming…
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Not so often do our leaders delve deep into the challenges facing parents, and particularly women, in Australian workplaces. In 2014, Elizabeth Broderick lead a national inquiry into pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Their findings thrust gender equalities challenges into…
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A very warm welcome to Thrive! Brigid, the team and I are very much looking forward to having you onboard. Born from personal experience, Thrive is a program that we have wanted to create for some time. We wanted to design a program specifically for professional women starting…
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