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April 13, 2021
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Calling it as we see it. Turning power dynamics on their head.

SERIES INTRODUCTION: 2020 left us licking the wounds of fear, isolation, and social distancing. Following the year that stopped the world in its tracks and gave […]
March 23, 2021
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Hiring for Talent not Location

If one good thing came out Covid-19 it was the inadvertent opportunity to start thinking differently about recruitment and how we find amazing talent. Think differently, […]
March 8, 2021
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Choose to Challenge

I am so fortunate that when I founded Rare Birds, there were lots of high profile, successful male leaders and entrepreneurs willing to give their voice, […]
January 27, 2021

Mentoring Success Stories: meet Jancee and Kylie

With a growing ‘to-do’ pile and feeling a little lost, Jancee jumped headfirst into the unknown and applied for a scholarship from the Office for Women […]
January 6, 2021
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The Digital Marketing Experts You Should Be Reading in 2021

Digital marketing and social media are in constant flux when it comes to trends, rules and algorithms. Not only that, in business it is not only […]
December 4, 2020
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Where are the male role models?

By Jo Burston Founder and CEO Inspiring Rare Birds The concept that “you can’t be what you can’t see” relates equally to male leaders – particularly […]
April 27, 2016
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‘Meet My Mentor’ event wrap-up

What is the value in mentorship? How does an experience with a mentor (or being a mentor) impact the personal and professional life of an entrepreneur? […]
December 6, 2017
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How Everyone Benefits From Mentoring

By: Tim Elwin, Rare Birds Mentor It’s quite amazing how quickly 30 years can go by… I only just realised a couple of months ago that […]
April 13, 2018

Lessons from growing businesses that failed

Last week I was asked about the lessons learned from growing businesses that failed. At the time it felt like a loaded question but after probing, […]
October 8, 2019

How a university student took $200 and created a $1.7 million business in just one year

“Get comfortable with the uncomfortable, and just get started!” Ana Gavia was already flat-out busy when she was studying for a Master’s degree in Podiatric Medicine […]