Knowledge

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23 March 2020

Doing your homework on working remote

For organisations new to or unfamiliar with running their businesses off-site, this can pose a challenge and leave many feeling unsettled. Here are some simple ways to ensure your chances of a successful transition are less…remote.

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19 March 2020

How Mentoring is Helping Gender Equality

When it comes to gender equity in the workplace, considerable effort has been made by employers in the last decade to level the playing field. Even so, research shows women are still disproportionately underrepresented in upper management – without discriminatory intent, a very subtle ‘second generation’ form of gender bias still exists that can block women’s bids for more elevated positions.

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17 March 2020

Empowerment Through Education and a Love of Knowledge

Ann-Maree discusses the power of education and a love of learning as a foundation to success, regardless of gender, where a positive mindset is key. “It could be argued that, in focusing on difficulties related to gender equity, mindsets detrimental to success are deployed. Regardless of gender and one’s experienced difficulties at the time, thinking patterns of blame, self-doubt, envy and comparison are distractions to success.”

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11 March 2020

Embracing Age Diversity in the Workplace

Almost a third of Australians perceived some form of age-related discrimination while employed or looking for work.⁠ ⁠ Urban Designer, Master Planner and Graduate Landscape Architect, Hayley Edwards is raising awareness on age discrimination in the workplace.⁠ ⁠Check out Hayley’s article: Embracing Age Diversity in the Workplace and see how supporting policies will assist to create an equal and enabled world. ⁠

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11 March 2020

Advancing Equality Though Economic Empowerment

“Economic empowerment, in my opinion, is important to diversity because it enables the ability to act on a person’s authority, making financial decisions based on individual preferences.” ⁠Today we talk economic empowerment with Elise Miles Simonovski, a Principal at our Melbourne office. ⁠Elise believes women stand to benefit more from economic empowerment because they remain disproportionately restricted by discrimination and exploitation.⁠

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06 March 2020

Sport for All

Today we talk sport with Madeleine Steele from our Adelaide office. Madeleine believes that sport has been an invaluable part of her progression as a young professional and would love to see women given more opportunities to flourish in both fields.⁠ Read her story today and help forge a gender-equal world. Read her story today and help form a gender-equal society.

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05 March 2020

Building a Gender Equal World

In the lead up to International Women’s Day on Sunday the 8th of March, we spoke with Liesel Perks from our Melbourne studio on forging a gender-equal world.

See how Liesel is challenging stereotypes, broadening perceptions and celebrating women’s achievements through her article.

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02 March 2020

The Future of My Career and Growing a Family

International Women’s Day is an opportunistic time for Grace to reflect on how growing a family and her career ambitions can coexist. But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the expectant mother to be. Read how Grace is raising awareness, providing forward-thinking ideas and calling out the prejudice for women of childbearing ages in the workplace.

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28 February 2020

The Progression of Equality in the Workplace

How are you going to celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday March 8th? We spoke with Rebecca Spencer from the Perth studio on achieving #EachforEqual in the workplace. Hear her story, her thoughts and the actions she is taking to promote equality in the workplace.

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05 February 2020

Architecture, Technology and the Future of Retail

Today’s architecture is an evolution of technological advancement, environmental challenges, social impacts, mindfulness, wellness, and fiscal responsibility. Marrakech Souk – Morocco, Le Bon Marche – Paris, Galleria Vittorio – Milan, Santa Caterina – Barcelona, Namba Parks – Osaka, Markthal – Rotterdam, WTC – New York and The Jewel at Changi Airport - Singapore are all examples of a cross-section of progress that shares these common threads.

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26 November 2019

Next Generation of Innovators

Dubai Design Week 2019, the Global Grad Show brought together the world’s top Graduates to showcase a diverse range of innovative design projects between 12-16th November. Hames Sharley’s WA Studio Project Assistant Georgina Spooner attended the event and presented her Honours thesis project in the ‘Planet’ category of the exhibition.

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25 November 2019

Building for the Biennale

With the Fremantle Biennale closed for another two years, we look back on Hames Sharley’s contribution to the specially created artworks.