Finalists in this year’s The Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards are champions of reinvention and possess broad skillsets they can adapt to different roles in their quest to influence change in business and society.
Genevieve Clay-Smith is currently working on her first feature film, Baby Cat, in development with Screen Australia and changing the film industry while she’s at it.
I was honoured to receive the National Emerging Leader Award at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards. However in the lead up to this amazing moment, I couldn’t help but reflect on some micro aggressions I had encountered nine months prior. It made me realise that awards programs which celebrate women, really are important. If it wasn’t for a female leadership program I had been a part of at the time, I would have taken these micro aggressions to heart. In this article I explore what I encountered and what the underlying messages were. I hope that anyone who reads this thinks about the stigmas which continue to haunt women in leadership and in the workplace today.
Not all of us are the type to explore a new country by ourselves. But imagine if the world thought you couldn’t? Recent short film Shakespeare in Tokyo follows a man thrust into Japan’s exciting metropolis and promptly told to stay in his hotel room — for fear he might endanger himself because of his Down syndrome.
Globally, brands are changing the way they portray seniors. Gone are the days of crippled grandmas sitting on the porch, knitting and telling children to stay away from the garden. Genevieve was asked by AdNews to give her opinion on whether brands have nailed the new trend of Oldvertising in their ads.