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Australia has reported its worst result ever in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index, coming in at 50th out of 156 countries.  The index measured against four categories — economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment. Despite maintaining first place in the second


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shift the landscape for how global CIOs manage, collaborate and respond to their stakeholders, so too does the demand for strong leadership and core emotional dexterity competencies. As such new research from Gartner indicates that 70 percent of hiring processes for new CIOs rank

Leadership styles are evolving as business moves beyond the initial phase of responding to the COVID-19 disruption. The challenges in the months and perhaps years ahead will require a different approach to managing high-performance teams.  COVID-19 has changed so much about the way we live and work, so it is

Leaders must master two styles of leadership during a crisis: acute, to respond to the initial chaos; and chronic, to manage the long and often uncertain path to recovery.  That’s the view of Gartner, expressed in a recent report titled, “Acute vs. Chronic Leadership during the Covid-19 Pandemic”, authored by

It is now accepted universally there we will be no return to the old normal. We will tell our grandchildren there was a time when people all had to come to the office to work, a meeting actually required everyone to be in a room, and we used to “hot

We live in an age of digital disruption. Not only is technology rapidly changing, the way businesses operate and interact with customers is also changing. But many companies are not prepared to deal with these changes. And without a digital transformation strategy and a strong foundational technology in place to

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Fintech Wisr has appointed former CBA general manager of unsecured risk Joanne Edwards to the newly created role chief risk and data officer.  The company said the new role was created to focus on credit risk optimisation and data analytics of its scaling loan book and Financial Wellness Ecosystem and

Kelly Bayer Rosmarin is the new CEO of Optus, replacing Alan Lew, who will move to the management team of Optus parent Singtel after five years at the helm of the Australian telco. Bayer Rosmarin has been Optus deputy CEO since joining from the Commonwealth Bank in March after missing

IBM has appointed Katrina Troughton as its first female managing director of Australia and New Zealand.  She will be replacing David La Rose who has been promoted to general manager at IBM partner ecosystem based in the US. Troughton has spent 28 years at the company in various local, regional

Swift Media has appointed Pippa Leary as its CEO effective from August, she was previously the commercial director of Nine’s digital sales team. Current director Darren Smorgon has also been appointed non-executive chairman. Leary spent more than 20 years with Nine Entertainment Company and Fairfax Media, before moving to the