International Volunteer Day 2021

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Words by Bianca Asanache   Volunteer now for our common future “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Audrey Hepburn As a volunteer-run organisation, on the International Volunteer Day, we want to celebrate the people who offer their skills, […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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Words by Bianca Asanache   **Content warning: This article discusses domestic violence and coercive control that may be distressing to some readers. If you believe that the article will be a trigger for you, then you may choose to forgo it.** I know someone. More than one. I know people very close to me. Actually, […]

Networking like a pro

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Words by Bianca Asanache   Networking is an essential step of the career advancement process. Not only helps with meeting new people but it’s necessary to expand knowledge, gain different perspectives, open your horizon and unlock possibilities that might not be available to you otherwise. For women, networking can be especially helpful because we’re more […]

Is There Really Gender Equality in the Workplace in 2021?

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Words by Diana Milena Lopez Duque  “Since the very first time I met my manager, I was shocked when he told me that he can’t stand a woman who gives him orders or who earns more than him. But that wasn’t the worst part. Months later, I had to quit my job and seek immediate […]

Taking a leap of faith

Words by Diana Milena Lopez Duque   Who says that migrating to another country is an easy job? If anyone thinks it is, please give us the secret recipe. We, migrants, took a leap of faith moving to another country. From the very moment we are at the airport, saying goodbye to our family, with […]

What happened to you? Let’s talk about migration and mental health

Words by Bianca Oana Asanache You’ve come a long way, you made it this far.  Studied hard and worked harder to gain experience. Worked your bum off climbing up the ladder of success.  You proved to your family, your workmates, your boss, and ultimately to yourself, that you have what it takes. Then you move countries. You […]

Resume Mistake Which Could Be Costing You Interviews & Opportunities

Words by Bianca Oana Asanache Is your resume working for you or hindering your potential?  The biggest mistake people make when writing their resumes is being generic and focusing only on the tasks they performed, rather than on quantitative achievements. When checking your resume, employers look for three main elements: experience, education and skills. If you’re […]

International Women’s Day 2021 #ChoosetoChallenge

Lessons from #ChooseToChallenge Month “You’ve got to tell the world how to treat you. If the world tells you how you are going to be treated, you are in trouble.” James Baldwin. This year, the International Women’s Day theme is #ChooseToChallenge gender bias and inequality. This campaign’s highlights go beyond simply celebrating women’s performances. It’s […]

International Mother Language Day 2021

Words by Bianca Oana Asanache Language goes beyond words. Includes our timbre, body language, the way we perceive and understand others. Even the way we think is mediated by language.   Language is not fixed but in constant evolution, it’s highly nuanced and it takes years to learn and master a new one. That’s true […]

Overcoming invisible barriers to employment in Australia

Words by Farah Rahmat     Australia isn’t new to me. I moved here briefly in 2009 to complete my postgraduate studies and made some beautiful memories and lasting friendships. Given a chance, I’d have stayed on to pursue a career in cultural studies but my work as a teacher and family back home in […]