Category: <span>Work & Career</span>

Female Co-Founder of Startup The Clean Collective Reveals Sexual Harassment on Silicon Valley ‘Casting Couch’

Female Co-Founder of Startup The Clean Collective Reveals Sexual Harassment on Silicon Valley ‘Casting Couch’

The female cofounder of an Aussie startup has revealed the hidden misogyny and sexual harassment that exists within the Silicon Valley investment world. In an honest and at times uncomfortable open letter to anonymous angel investor ‘Phil’, Charlie Thompson, CEO of profit-for-purpose business The Clean Collective, exposes the manipulation and gas-lighting experienced by female-led start-ups,...

Female Power: Why Gender Equality in Business is Essential for a Sustainable Future

Female Power: Why Gender Equality in Business is Essential for a Sustainable Future

The topic of gender equality brings up a lot of interesting discussions, from what gender equality is defined as, to the topic of sexual harassment disguised a jokes. The topic is an evolving beast that requires more than “a female on the brochure” approach. As a 28-year-old female, I’ve had over 10 years of good...

On the Toxic Definitions of Success and Worth

On the Toxic Definitions of Success and Worth

It’s heartening to know that no matter what you’re experiencing, countless others across time and geography have felt similarly. In my struggle to find an internal well of self-worth and divest myself from definitions of success that facilitate burnout, I’ve found others whose struggles reflect mine. We all worry that we don’t matter, and in...

Our Culture of Overtime is Costing Us Dearly

Our Culture of Overtime is Costing Us Dearly

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors:Joshua Krook, University of Adelaide The story of Yumiko Kadota, whose gruelling schedule as a Sydney hospital registrar included clocking up more than 100 hours of overtime in her first month, has highlighted the punishing work schedules required in the medical profession. Research indicates working...

How Environmentally Friendly Is Cloud Storage?

How Environmentally Friendly Is Cloud Storage?

It seems like everyone and their brother has a cloud storage account these days. Google, Microsoft and Apple all offer free limited storage for anyone willing to sign up for an account, allowing you to store up to a gigabyte of pictures, music or text files online. While it seems to be greener than storing...

Researchers, Set an Example: Fly Less

Researchers, Set an Example: Fly Less

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors:Xavier Anglaret, Université de Bordeaux; Chris Wymant, University of Oxford, and Kévin Jean, Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM). The world is warming and ecosystems are dying. To avoid disastrous climatic change, massive reductions in CO2 emissions are required in all sectors, reaching net-zero...

Stop Paying Lip-Service. Here’s How to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Fashion, Media and Business…

Stop Paying Lip-Service. Here’s How to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Fashion, Media and Business…

We intuitively know that businesses, brands and teams of diverse representation perform better since it is commonly understood that diverse teams view and analyse issues differently, and contribute a broader range of ideas, insights and solutions which give the group a ‘winning edge’ when it comes to problem-solving, creativity and innovation. The findings of the...

18 Ethical and Eco-Friendly Diaries, Organizers, Calendars and Planners for 2019

18 Ethical and Eco-Friendly Diaries, Organizers, Calendars and Planners for 2019

You’ve celebrated Christmas and already looking to conquer the year ahead with conscious intention and purpose. Whether you’re a small business owner, a working parent or a college student, you’re keen to get organized and make 2019 your best yet – and you’re keen to do it in ethical and sustainable style. Whether you’re after...