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Inspiration at Work - The National Association of Women in Operations e-newsletter
Newsletter Issue 5, July-August 2016

From the National Director…

July and August have been busy and exciting months at NAWO!
I was so privileged to participate in the launch of our South Australian chapter on the 5th of August. The energy and enthusiasm in the room was incredible. I congratulate our inaugural SA State Committee on their work for the launch and look forward to sharing the events they have planned for the coming 12 months.
It was with great pride that I presented NAWO’s 2015-16 Annual Report at our AGM at the end of July. In 2015/16 we have achieved great results aligned to our 2015 Strategic Plan, and our financial result reflects our investment in our brand, our systems and our programs. This investment has positioned NAWO very well for ongoing growth in our corporate and individual memberships and, most importantly, the services and support we are able to offer our members....

Louise Weine
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In the pipeline…

What question would you ask Australia's Minister for Women? Book now for NAWO WA's cocktail Quick Bite on 18th August with Senator Michaelia Cash!

Mentoring Circles mid year intake - Applications for the second intake for NAWO's flagship 
Mentoring Circles program for 2016 close 31st August. Details...

Career Management in Turbulent Times - NAWO WA Professional Development Event 6th September More info...

Communicating with Authority 1 day workshop - "I learnt more in 6 hours than I have in 20 years" - BE QUICK - places strictly limited!
Second VIC Workshop - 25th August - FULLY BOOKED - Expressions of interest for additional workshop on 6th October now open 
First WA workshop - 7th September
Details...

View full events calendar...
 

NAWO SA Launch…

NAWO SA has arrived!
Around 100 guests enjoyed an afternoon at Coca-Cola Amatil on the 5th of August to celebrate the launch of NAWO's South Australian Chapter. Following a site tour, proceedings opened with a special video message from The Honourable Zoe Bettison MP, SA's Minister for the Status of Women, welcoming NAWO to SA.  After Louise Weine had introduced NAWO, CCA's
Kate Mason shared her inspiring personal career journey. Jenny McAuliffe, Chair of NAWO's inaugural SA State Committee, then moderated a lively panel discussion on aspects of gender diversity, with our three tremendous panellists: Megan McCrackenGenevieve Rueger and Con Tragakis. And just in case guests weren't already truly inspired, the grand finale was a beer tasting and networking session!. More on the event and key learnings coming soon...

inspiring women…

Women In Industry Awards

NAWO National Director, Louise Weine, was lucky enough to attend the Women in Industry Awards in July, as a guest of NAWO Silver Corporate Member and major sponsor of the Awards, ABB. ABB had six finalists and, whilst they were not selected for an Award, they all celebrated the success of their fellow finalists, and celebrated their recognition as women who lead, energise and inspire in operational industries.  
 
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Rio celebrates Gold

Rio Tinto celebrated its new Gold Corporate Membership with NAWO with a launch presentation that was attended by around 80 people in Perth and broadcast across the Mine network, including the remote sites, via Web-Ex. Linda Dawson, VP of HR, Safety and Communications, Rio Tinto Iron Ore, introduced the partnership, followed by Anna Dartnell, Chair of NAWO's WA State Committee, who provided an overview of NAWO. Michelle Henderson, Rio Tinto's General Manager - Engineering and Asset Management, then shared her inspiring career journey and encouraged others to tap into the support offered by NAWO to help progress their careers. An informal luncheon and networking provided a relaxed finish to the event. 
Image: Michelle Henderson, left, with Anna Dartnell

 

inspiring knowledge…

Australian research findings into participation of women in STEM careers is crucial to help shape the educational landscape for current and future students. The Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia is currently funding a research project at Monash University that will track the impact of school setting (single-sex or co-educational) on girls’ subject choices and eventual career paths. You can support this study by participating in an online survey (10-20 minute duration). Further information is available from Professor Helen Forgasz (Helen.Forgasz@monash.edu) and Adjunct Professor Gilah Leder (Gilah.Leder@monash.edu).

Link to survey...
 

How to salvage a deteriorating negotiation

One of our mentors forwarded the linked article by Daniel Goleman to their Mentoring Circle for pre-reading before their scheduled group meeting and we thought it was worth sharing with the entire NAWO community: 

Discussions can go south for any number of reasons: egos, misunderstandings, or the interference of negative emotions. But there are ways to quickly rebuild bonding before the talks fall apart.  

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Calling all women in engineering...

Jenny Bailey is an engineer and an author who presented at NAWO Victoria's first Professional Development Event for 2016. She is currently seeking background material for a new book...

I need help from Women who work in Engineering! I'm writing a book called, "Women in Hard Hats - building leadership, confidence and life satisfaction in the engineering sector". I'm collecting data on women who work in engineering for my book and would appreciate the completion of a quick survey. Click here to access the survey.

Access survey...

inspiring results…

NAWO's 2015-16 Annual Report is now available on our website to view or download as a pdf, or view online as an E-Book. It has been an amazing year for NAWO - we are sure you will enjoy reading all about it and find some further inspiration for your own efforts to promote greater gender equity and diversity at work!

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inspiring feedback…

In our last newsletter we invited you to “Send a message to your CEO” regarding your experience with NAWO and WIN! We would like to thank Kylie Bridger of Kimberly Clark Australia (KCA) for her response.  Kylie provided feedback for a story for International Women's Day published on KCA's intranet about the NAWO/KCA partnership and benefits of NAWO membership. In responding to Kylie, NAWO'S National Director, Louise Weine, said, "It is our experience that the more expressive women are about their personal NAWO experience internally, the more people become involved/engaged (men and women) and this involvement drives a real change in the tenor of conversations around the topic of gender and diversity".

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Want to join NAWO?


You are in great company with NAWO! If your employer isn't one of the growing number of organisations who are corporate members of NAWO, you can still enjoy our member benefits – individual membership is only $110 and provides you with access to all of our Professional Development Programs and member discounts. 

Find out more about joining NAWO...
 
  
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