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Finding equilibrium

Finding equilibrium

Talina Edwards has learned that slowing down and enriching her life has enabled her to achieve balance and success.
The bamboo ceiling

The bamboo ceiling

It can be hard to aspire to leadership when you can’t identify with anyone at the top. But that might just be changing, says Fiona Young.
Happy Haus seeks part-time architect

Happy Haus seeks part-time architect

Happy Haus seeks a part-time architect or experienced graduate (with 3+ years residential experience) for a six-month contract.
From solo to large practice – making the leap

From solo to large practice – making the leap

Wellington-based architect and mother-of-two Linda Wong remembers her transition back to work for an established practice after a decade away.
Redefining success

Redefining success

Success isn't about winning power, privilege and esteem. It's about finding your talents, achieving contentment and enjoying the rewards, says Anuradha Chatterjee.
Positions available with red blue

Positions available with red blue

red blue architecture + design is looking for a project architect and a graduate architect to join the practice in Sydney's inner west.
Embracing the word 'No'!

Embracing the word ‘No’!

Sonia Sarangi reflects that calling out harassment and casual racism, and learning to say no, has been important for her career – and her mental health.
A flexible good news story

A flexible good news story

Queensland architect Emma Healy reviews her positive return to part-time work, revealing the strategies she uses to make maximum impact in the workplace.
Flexibility a winning formula

Flexibility a winning formula

Flexible workplaces not only help employees juggle work and life outside, they also create an environment where respect, understanding and commitment thrive, says Julie Willis.
Part-time flexible documentation role

Part-time flexible documentation role

Melbourne practice Public Realm Lab seeks a part-time team member to document residential projects.
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.
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