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Success comes from being yourself and being fully present in life, according to Sunshine Coast Karate co-founder and owner, Sandra Phillips

Sandra Phillips, co-founder and co-owner, Sunshine Coast Karate. Sandra Phillips co-founded and co-owns Sunshine Coast Karate with her husband, Martin Phillips. Sunshine Coast Karate is a traditional karate school for children and adults based in Maroochydore on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Sensei Sandra is the highest-ranked female karateka (karate student) outside of Japan in the Chito-Ryu …

 

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Kathryn Volter, cardiac scientist and territory manager at Boston Scientific, discusses women in science and the benefits of organisations giving their employees autonomy

Kathryn Volter, territory manager, Boston Scientific Age: 40 Number of kids: 2 Age of kids: 5 and 7 This week the world recognised International Day for Women and Girls in Science. We met with Kathryn to discuss what it’s like to be a mother and professional in this field.

 

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Kerry Capsanis, head of brand and marketing services at the University of Sydney, talks about the importance of openly asking for work flexibility and spending more time with the kids

Kerry Capsanis, head of brand and marketing services, University of Sydney Number of kids: 1 Age of kids: 4.5

 

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Strong leadership, openness, and passion are crucial for career fulfilment, according to Griffith International director Heidi Piper

Heidi Piper, international director, Griffith University Age: 51 Number of kids: 2 Age of kids: Isabella, 18 and Andrew, 15

 

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Samantha Betzien reflects on the value of saying yes even if it doesn’t seem like the right time

Samantha Betzien is a partner at top-tier law firm, Minter Ellison, where she has worked for more than 21 years. Her focus is on employment and industrial relations, and she’s a nationally-recognised expert in work health and safety.

 

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Annabel Crookes, legal director of Laing O’Rourke, talks about the challenges of taking maternity leave and how to plan for your return

Annabel Crookes, legal director, Laing O’Rourke Number of kids: 2 Age of kids: 6 and 3

 

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Athena Rogers, advancement manager at the University of Technology Sydney reflects on the challenges ahead with raising teenagers

Athena Rogers, advancement manager, University of Technology Sydney Age: 44. Number of kids: 2. Age of kids: 14 and 11

 

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Renaye Peters shares her tips for joining boards and turning career disappointments into opportunities

Renaye Peters has more than 25 years of construction, infrastructure, property, and mining industry experience. She is currently vice president of campus infrastructure and services at Monash University, and serves as a director of the board of Queensland Rail.

 

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Senior features editor, Elizabeth Wilson, reflects on managing the juggle so she can be present at work and at home

Elizabeth Wilson, Senior features editor, House & Garden. Age: 52 Number of kids: 2 girls Age of kids: 14 and 12

 

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Part 2 | Recruiting good bosses and getting smart about what you do at home are keys to career success, according to non-executive director Fiona Balfour

Fiona Balfour is a professional non-executive director who sits on the boards of Land Services South Australia, Western Sydney Airport Co., and Airservices Australia. She is also the managing director of Allard McRae, providing strategic advisory services to boards and CEOs, and coaching and mentoring services to technology and female executives.

 

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Part 1 | Recruiting good bosses and getting smart about what you do at home are keys to career success, according to non-executive director Fiona Balfour

Fiona Balfour is a professional non-executive director who sits on the boards of Land Services South Australia, Western Sydney Airport Co., and Airservices Australia. She is also the managing director of Allard McRae, providing strategic advisory services to boards and CEOs, and coaching and mentoring services to technology and female executives.

 

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Traci St Lawrence, PR manager APAC and Japan, Sophos, manages the unique challenges of parenting teens/tweens while excelling in a role that requires deep thinking time

Traci St Lawrence, Public relations manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, Sophos. Number of kids: 2 Age of kids: 12 and 14