Congratulations Kate Jenkins!

Kate Jenkins was announced as our new Sex Discrimination Commissioner by our Federal Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash.

Kate was the lead partner with Herbert Smith Freehills, specialising in equal opportunity practice for ten years, has been the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner since 2013.

Kate was pivotal in championing the Victorian Champions of Change, following her predecessor, Elizabeth Broderick’s lead to encourage and support men actively participating in the fight for gender equality.

Ms Cash released this statement:

“Ms Jenkins has worked closely with a wide range of organisations, including the Victoria police, to address issues of entrenched discrimination and harassment,” they said. “She has also advanced gender equality in all areas of life with a particular focus on diversity in sport, through the Fair Go Sport and Play By the Rule campaigns.

We look forward to Ms Jenkins’ contribution to the work of the Australian Human Rights Commission where she will extend her productive relationships across the Australian government and the broader Australian community, building on the outstanding work of her predecessor.”

We couldn’t agree more.  Elizabeth Broderick in this recent role and Gillian Triggs who relieved in this post until a replacement for Ms Broderick was secured, are amazing talented women who are inspirational, professional, intelligent and encompass true class and have achieved amazing success and results in their postings!

We look forward to your journey Kate and wish you every success.

Our Legal Talent

Alison Baker is a partner in the Employment and Workplace Relations Team at Hall & Wilcox Lawyers.  We caught up with her over coffee and delicious cakes to talk all things flexibility and the law.  Alison also happens to be a mum of two and chats with us about her own journey of managing maternity leave and working flexibly as a partner in a law firm.

We hope you enjoy the chat as much as we did … grab your own coffee and cake while you listen!

The Husbands

We are delighted to bring you the gorgeous Ric & Jac’s on this PodCast.  Helen met Ric at Uni, and Ric turned into being Helen’s saviour – he has some qualities that we admired: amazing composure, tact, empathy and business smarts, there was alot to like about this dedicated and smart HR Practitioner.

With friendship truly cemented we have had the pleasure of meeting Ric’s gorgeous Husband, Jac whom cemented their love affair with a blissful wedding in Paris.  It was wonderful to hear their views on flexibility in life, work and play!

We hope you enjoy.

My Work Wife

Jane & Jo have joined us for this special edition and talk about their work journey through working full-time, having a family, maternity leave, returning to work and finally their magnificent job-share arrangement.

It is a cracking interview of really inspiring and dedicated women who have carved a wonderful and rewarding path for themselves.  We recorded this lovely interview over a vino or two, please excuse the background noise.

Enjoy!

Chewing the Fat on Flexibility Episode 1 is live.

Click on the Podcasts tab to listen to our first Podcast!

Please excuse our nerves and giggles as we get rolling on this episode.  This Episode gives you some background on Leonie & Helen, our passions, expertise, vision and goals for this PodCast and Flexibility in general.

This was recorded at the time that Malcolm Turnbull became our PM, so there’s some references to this.  We had a great time recording this PodCast, we sincerely hope you enjoy too!