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What I look for in a role as a 30 something female in tech

3 days ago

One of the consistent barriers I hear when it comes to gender diversity is what is known as the ‘pipeline problem’. You know, ‘we really want to hire more women, but they just don’t apply.’ While there are fewer women graduating in certain industries, and I've personally dedicated time to promoting STEM with students, the ‘pipeline problem’ often acts as a barrier to looking at the reasons why ...


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Why don’t all businesses operate like this?

5 days ago

We'd like to make a prediction. We want to say publicly that a technology company called FluroSat is going to be huge. Having seen how they operate over the past few weeks, I’m more sure than ever that businesses like this are setting the standard for Australian workplaces of the future. Let us explain. One of the WORK180 team members reached out to FluroSat's CEO and Founder Anastasia Volkova ...


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Food for thought why Nestlé has put trust at the heart of its business

11 days ago

Nestlé has done it again. They’ve qualified for Flex Able Certification in recognition of their flexible work culture and continued efforts to embed flexibility throughout the organisation. They discuss it in job interviews, it’s available to all office-based employees and everyone, from the CEO down, is behind it. In reality, some forms of flexible working have been available at Nestlé for yea...


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You only have one life

12 days ago

How Nation Partners became Flex Able Certified Nation Partners has always believed in having one ‘life‘ – a life that blends both personal and work aspirations to make it the life people want to lead. The business specialises in helping clients solve complex problems for projects. But they also help their own team manage the complex problems that can arise when work, life, family, passion, proj...


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Catching the Next Wave

18 days ago

Who knew that one day I'd end up living in the sun and surf capital of Australia. I grew up surfing the pristine beaches of Western Australia and was always interested in the environment. I completed a double degree in Engineering and Science at the University of Western Australia (UWA) to combine how nature worked, with how to solve nature’s problems. I still remember a book I had as a 12 year...


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4 tips to balance study and full time work

18 days ago

When I joined Optus three years ago, I started as a Mailroom Assistant. Today, I am a Team Coordinator in our networks department. My role involves scheduling meetings, raising purchase orders, booking travel requests and all other administrative duties. I enjoy my role because I can use my skills and knowledge to do various tasks, especially organizing and helping others. In addition to workin...


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How Transurban is making flexibility a part of who they are

19 days ago

Transurban is in the business of designing and delivering smarter ways to get around growing cities. With urban toll road networks in Australia and North America, they’re committed to strengthening communities through transport by providing smarter, faster and safer ways for people to travel. They’re also committed to embedding a fully flexible work culture for their employees. It’s one of the ...


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A place to learn and grow: How Lisa Archbold built a career at BP

24 days ago

Qualified Accountant Lisa Archbold has been with BP for 17 years, driving business success from some truly diverse roles. We sat down with her to find out why she’s stayed so long and what she’s learned as a female leader in her field. Lisa Archbold is an accountant by trade but is clearly much more than a number-cruncher. In her 17 years with BP, she’s had many different roles, more than half ...


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A question of balance

25 days ago

KeyPay’s quest to build a more diverse workforce When KeyPay approached WORK180, it was to address one of the most common problems faced by tech companies; a heavily skewed gender imbalance in the development team. The four co-founders knew that for the business to thrive, things had to change. “When we looked at dev compared to the rest of the business, it was overwhelmingly male” says Kristia...


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Meet Kaitlin Langdon, Top 30 innovative Engineer in 2018

26 days ago

People tend to pause and reflect on their careers at major milestones, looking back on their achievements after 10, 25, 40 years in an industry. This year I was humbled to be named one of Engineers Australia ‘Top 30 Innovative Engineers for 2018’ at age 30 and as a result I find myself stopping to reflect on my career to date after a mere 7 years in the industry. I started work with Arup as a g...