Career, Yvette

Alstom Women of Excellence Launch

Hello!  It’s been a little while... but I have been busy! I’m very excited to announce that I’ve been appointed as the inaugural champion of the Alstom Women of Excellence Australia and New Zealand. We had our virtual launch on 30th September.  As the champion, I had the opportunity to give a little introductory speech: Launching… Continue reading Alstom Women of Excellence Launch

Career, Lifestyle, Yvette

IWD 2016

International Women’s Day has undergone quite the makeover in its 107 years of observance. In 1909, the inaugural Woman’s Day (singular) was celebrated in the US, instigated by the Socialist Party of America. In the subsequent years, European socialists introduced the concept to Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, with more than one million people attending… Continue reading IWD 2016

Relationships, Yvette

White Ribbons and Shades of Grey

Today, I had mixed feelings towards White Ribbon Day.  And I don't think I was alone.  There is no doubt that violence against women is wrong.  So wrong.  So wrong that it’s obvious that you should never ever do it...? Then, if so, why do we need this day?  Is there anyone that actually thinks… Continue reading White Ribbons and Shades of Grey

HedyCulture, Yvette

BoJack Horseman is a Feminist

If any of you have had the pleasure of viewing Netflix original series, BoJack Horseman, you are probably wondering exactly how much accidental exposure I’ve had to cleaning products this week to draw such a conclusion as the title of this article.  But, don’t swipe left yet, do hear me out. If you think too much,… Continue reading BoJack Horseman is a Feminist

Career, Throwback Thursday, Yvette

Throwback Thursday – The Great Debate

I was thinking about gender targets/quotas this week after a signalling colleague in the Hunter Region made me aware of ARTC's exemption from the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW which allows them to advertise, specifically, for female track workers: ARTC has the same gender target, 30% women, as my own organisation, Aurizon.  Earlier this year, on International… Continue reading Throwback Thursday – The Great Debate

HedyCulture, Lifestyle, Relationships, Yvette

The Laotong: Friendship through time and space

The above pie chart is a graphical representation of my ethnic heritage. The most prominent piece of the pie is Chinese. I grew up in Townsville, what I thought was a big city but what actually would be described as a regional centre. It wasn’t really a melting pot kind of scenario, more like a fruit… Continue reading The Laotong: Friendship through time and space