WiC Conversations

WiC Conversations

  • We’re getting in the spirit at MEA this week with our Christmas decorations going up and our staff Christmas Party, so I thought I’d share some tips for surviving the Christmas season at work....

  • Staff at Master Electricians Australia have organised a White Ribbon Day event tomorrow. We aim to help raise awareness and funds to support White Ribbon Australia’s work to end men’s violence against women....

  • Today we attended Brisbane’s Business Chicks event to hear from Sophia Amoruso, founder of the Nasty Gal online shopping platform and leader of the #GirlBoss movement. I thought I’d share some learnings with you from her presentation. Everything is easy when you sleep through it......

  • I recently wrote a blog called What to do when you hear the phrase ‘the way we do things around here’ that primarily focused on challenging processes in an organisation creatively. Lately I’ve been thinking about how that same philosophy of the accepted way things......

  • I saw a great article this week from Angela Priestley of Women’s Agenda (if you’re interested in learning more about women in leadership, they have a great blog). Angela’s piece was a summary of a recent speech she gave at the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards......

  • In the last six months, two wonderful women leaders have come and said that not only is it ok to make mistakes in business, but that they recommend it. This week, Lisa Messenger, CEO of the Messenger Group and founder and editor-in-chief of Collective Hub,......

  • Women’s Health Week is this week, 5-9 September. Women’s Health Week is a week dedicated to all women across Australia. It’s a week to focus on your health, learn more and take action. So, it’s time to talk about the proverbial elephant in the room…......

  • Need help getting your email marketing in inboxes? This post investigates four easy steps you can take to help increase email deliverability and open rates...

  • Sponsor partnerships are an interesting relationship: both parties are looking to maximise their benefits out of it, unlike most other relationships that are supposed to be selfless acts of giving on both parts....

  • Using customers as advocates seems obvious enough, but what other places can you find people who openly want to talk about your business and brand?...

  • Organisations, both large and small, adhere to a culture. That culture determines how an organisation operates and how its team members view events both inside and outside the organisation....

  • As a triathlete, I make a pretty handy runner. Or at least I did until injury plagued my amateur sporting dreams for so long that it left me with little joy for the thing that once defined me. It was during yet another injury that......

  • It’s 4pm, and your work day is nearly over. Learn how to best prepare yourself for all the tasks ahead tomorrow....

  • Have you ever listened to people when they talk about stress? What words do they use to describe it or to support how stressed they are? What words do you use yourself?...

  • While the blokes may be out there in the field, there’s no denying that their lovely ladies play a key role in making independently owned trades and construction businesses tick....

  • Change; in our current lifestyle, it’s everywhere. People, habits, work, and technology all change regularly, so you need to have a strategy for optimising it...

  • Network smarter, not harder - you want to make the best use of your time at networking events, and that doesn’t mean collecting everyone's business card....

  • Having influence in the workplace isn’t about power and authority; it’s about leadership, increasing communication, and building a more effective team....

  • The Women in Contracting program had its first round of national events recently. Each event showcased the diverse talents and shared challenges faced by women in contracting....

  • Have you ever worked with someone who lets their ego get in the way of work? If you have, then you’ll know how dysfunctional a team can become with that type of negative pressure....

  • Women have come a long way in the electrical industry, but we've still got some big steps to take......

  • Networking. For the chatterboxes out there, it’s second nature. But for everyone else, the mere mention......

  • Our first round of events will offer insight into not just our WiC program, but also the future of all women in......

  • You may have noticed a few changes around here! At Master Electricians Australia (MEA), we’ve been working......