How to choose good stock photography (and why it matters)

Connecting with other people, especially visually, is kind of our thing, as humans. We love seeing ourselves, our friends and other people, which is why billions of humans do selfies, Instagram and TikTok. And that’s why photography is so important in marketing and communications. Because business isn’t about spreadsheets and laptops. It’s about people. When we see people that we can relate to, we feel … Continue reading How to choose good stock photography (and why it matters)

Gender Pay Gap vs. Equal Pay: What’s the Difference?

There’s a common misconception that ‘(un)equal pay’ and ‘the gender pay gap’ are the same thing, but they are actually quite different. Equal Pay Men and women paid the same amount for doing the same work. Good to know: A legal requirement in New Zealand since 1972. Pay Equity Men and women paid the same for doing work of equal value. Good to know: In … Continue reading Gender Pay Gap vs. Equal Pay: What’s the Difference?

6 ways men can help close the gender pay gap

There’s plenty out there about women having to lean in, but we rarely talk about how men can also play their part by shuffling that fixed deck of cards. I don’t for a moment pretend to have all the answers. But I do have a few suggestions. Ask for flexible working arrangements Mums aren’t the only people who benefit from flexible working arrangements. Speaking from … Continue reading 6 ways men can help close the gender pay gap

My wishlist for the next 25 years

New Zealanders have a choice: to either perpetuate the structures that hold women back or to create a new narrative that is truly egalitarian. Here are my suggestions for the next 25 years. From the Black Ferns negotiating a salary in a landmark deal, to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern becoming only the second world leader to give birth while in office. From the #MeToo movement … Continue reading My wishlist for the next 25 years