NEW RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2018This searing coming-of-age true story from writer Josephine Brouard has been hailed by Nelson Mandela's biographer, Charlene Smith, as "frank, courageous and riveting". It tells the story of growing up in South Africa at a time of white supremacist rule. If you would like a review copy, email: email@example.com
WESTPAC ‘WOMAN OF INFLUENCE’Congratulations to Prof Joshi, maths professor at University of Sydney, who was named one of Westpac's '100 Women of Influence' for her national and international work on behalf of gender equity in the sciences, especially mathematics. I am proud to have written her nomination of behalf of my University of Sydney client.
ARTICLES IN PRINTIn a recent issue of Sunday Life magazine, Josephine Brouard pens a piece about mortality and grieving. Here's what readers had to say about it: "Your article put a real smile on my face. We all die and it is how we live our moments while we are here that count; my husband would be very pleased with the adventures I have had since his passing. I hope your attitude is embraced by all who read your article and maybe even make some rethink their attitude." Here's an excerpt from another letter: "I just read your article and I can really relate. Having buried (cremated actually) two husbands I felt exactly like you - there were no 'what ifs'. They died loving me, and me loving them. It made it all so much easier and there was a lot of laughter at both funerals, but many people did not understand." Sunday Life Nov 23 2014
Launched in early September 2014 is Diversity Unplugged, a collection of candid interviews with 10 Australian CEOs - including the leaders of Mirvac, Microsoft, the ABC and the chief of Australia's army - who all talk frankly about the business of leadership, specifically with reference to managing increasingly diverse workplaces. With increasing numbers of employees outside the Anglo-Saxon mould, business leaders are valuing employee differences, and seeing their businesses flourish as a result. For more, visit the website of author Fiona Krautil, head of Diversity at Sydney University and principal of Diversity Knowhow>
FORECASTING THE FINANCIAL LANDSCAPE
Editorial Coverage for clients
A cover story profile on Lieutenant General David Morrison, chief of the Australian Defence Force, appears in the April 2014 issue of HR Monthly, written by Diversity Knowhow principal, Fiona Krautil.
Fiona and I are collaborating, with me as her Editor, on her upcoming collection of interviews with Australian CEOs talking about the perils of NOT pursuing diversity programs in the workforce.
Money man Paul Clitheroe discusses Australia's financial landscape in this Australasian Real Estate Bulletin article.
Refreshing website content
Getting your communication right is vital,
as any business professional knows. A collaboration with Diversity Knowhow's principal resulted in a refreshed site that zooms in on the requirements of website visitors rather than on a 'sales pitch'. Additionally, a newsy BLOG makes diversity and inclusion - the website's business - come to life. "High quality, engaging material that drills through to the target market, all to brief and within the agreed time-frame.”... Fiona Krautil, www.diversityknowhow.com.au
Chief Executives Unplugged
This book, commissioned by the Federal Government and written by me in collaboration with EO experts, was hailed as "must-read" by AFR's Boss magazine. It features interviews with the chief business honchos of ANZ, McDonald's, Ford, Ernst & Young, and more... View book (PDF)
Author Archives: Writing Works
A warm welcome to my website where “content is king”. I have been a newshound all my life. Crafting stories and communications for different audiences is what I do. My copy and content is strategic and compelling, bringing to life … Continue reading
September 2016 latest news: I am excited to report that some of my ‘writing’ assignments involve another part of my brain that I enjoy using as much … that is, my data-crunching hemisphere! Sometimes all the words in the world … Continue reading
For my University of Sydney client, I was asked to conceive the best possible way to inspire delegates attending the University’s annual symposium devoted to Equity and Diversity issues. As I had already conducted many interviews with academics, I interspersed … Continue reading
Josephine began her journalism career as a newspaper reporter in South Africa, covering crime and politics. She graduated to television where she reported the news, and later produced television for prime time. In Australia, she was editor of a ‘Top … Continue reading
I also like to “give back” and sometimes I use my writing skills for this purpose, sometimes I don’t. For six months in 2013, I wrote labrador newsletters for Guide Dogs NSW and loved driving all over NSW to meet … Continue reading