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Advice
Building consensus

Building consensus

As the Head of Architecture at Monash, Naomi Stead aims for an affiliative leadership style that helps make space for others and works by building consensus rather than exerting control.
Memorable advice

Memorable advice

Lee Hillam revisits the best (and worst) advice she's received over the years, from tutors and employers to maternity nurses and fortune cookies.
Leading Change

Leading Change

Parlour is delighted to announce a new series called Leading Change, which will profile a variety of different women in leadership positions.
The need for risk-taking

The need for risk-taking

Being experimental, taking risks and potentially failing is somewhat difficult but a necessary challenge that we face in education today, says SueAnne Ware.
What is a career?

What is a career?

Stepping off the traditional career path has made space for new opportunities and broadened the meaning of professional success for Christina Bozsan.
A reflection on life and love, community and volunteering

A reflection on life and love, community and volunteering

For Ursula de Jong, her life and career has been more about embracing the richness of life than strategy and planning.
Taking stock

Taking stock

Being deliberate and thoughtful about her work and career has helped bring her priorities into sharp focus, says Ingrid Bakker.
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?
#thinkingoutloud

#thinkingoutloud

Wise reflection and advice can be as valuable to your future self as it is to your younger self, says Cristina Garduño Freeman.
Seize the opportunity

Seize the opportunity

Be humble and be ambitious, and believe everything is possible, advises Shelley Penn.
The path to specialisation

The path to specialisation

Lucy Burke-Smith looks back on her journey from gleaming white boxes to the bricks and mortar of heritage conservation.
The all-important trusted tribe

The all-important trusted tribe

Finding a trusted tribe to share all the highs and lows of professional life has made all the difference for urban planner and founder of Urbanistas Sydney, April McCabe.
Finding equilibrium

Finding equilibrium

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