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Does your practice walk the talk?

Does your practice walk the talk?

Reputation and outward appearance isn't always a true indication of a firm's workplace culture. An anonymous writer tells her story.
Cascades Female Factory finalists announced!

Cascades Female Factory finalists announced!

Congratulations to the four finalists who made the shortlist for the Cascades Female Factory competition.
The powerful impact of part-time work

The powerful impact of part-time work

Part-time employment can have enormous benefits – to employers and employees, but also to the creative process, argues Madeline Sewall.
Finding your true north

Finding your true north

Keeping true to who she is and what she values has always been a key priority for Yvette Breytenbach.
The power of independence

The power of independence

A strong independent streak, entrepreneurial flair and a diverse set of skills have helped Shaneen Fantin overcome life's big challenges.
Working mother one year on

Working mother one year on

Thinking ahead and making a plan for one of the biggest chapters of her life was the key to a successful return to work, says Kellie McGivern.
Congratulations Naomi Stead

Congratulations Naomi Stead

Parlour's own Naomi Stead has been appointed the Head of Architecture at Monash University's MADA.
Two stories

Two stories

Two recent perspectives on gender equity at work and in the home provided much food for thought. Gill Matthewson addresses the issues.
Opportunity at Wood Marsh Architecture

Opportunity at Wood Marsh Architecture

Wood Marsh Architecture is seeking a registered architect to join Roger, Randal and the team on a number of upcoming projects.
What's so critical? Why the long hours?

What’s so critical? Why the long hours?

Is it really necessary for us to accept a long hours culture? Ceilidh Higgins investigates.
No, women do not earn more than men in architecture

No, women do not earn more than men in architecture

Before accepting every story that gets circulated, it’s important to look at the facts. Gill Matthewson points out that claims in Vogue are just not credible.
Letters to my Younger Self

Letters to my Younger Self

Do you have some advice to share? Parlour is starting a new series full of useful tips and stories of women working in the built environment. Why not be a part of it?
Confidence is the key

Confidence is the key

Naomi Stead looks back and offers some well-earned advice about ignoring self-doubt and building up confidence in your own abilities.
Clear, calm and confident

Clear, calm and confident

Clear communication and a calm, confident approach will take you far, advises Ceilidh Higgins.
Nomadic by necessity

Nomadic by necessity

Flexibility, persistence and a willingness to leave her home city created opportunities for Jacinda Sadler.
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