QUESTION: The progress of women in the workplace has no doubt come a long way, but there are still so many hurdles such as pay parity; to creating high-paying jobs for women; to equity at home with regards to unpaid domestic work; to initiatives that would ensure talented women can reach the highest levels of business. What is the one thing you’d like to see change in your workplace in 2019?

LEARNING: The more you give, the more that you get back. Flexibility is key.

Sonya stressed the most important thing we needed in today’s workplace was flexibility in working hours.

Tina said she liked to incentivise her staff with goals that were achievable and benefited everybody.

Carley said it was important that both male and female staff members had a happy work-life balance.

Emma said maximised the skill set of her staff – she has a therapist with childcare skills that allowed clients to bring in their children while they had appointments.

Yvette said she was very open to what hours work around a staff member’s family rather than the hours working just for the business.

Mandy said she’d like to encourage women to work collaboratively because we were not inherently good at it.

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