Tackling Domestic Violence from the Inside

By Julie Boyd (C) When working as a psychologist there were two cases which had a more profound impact that the hundreds of others I was involved with at the time. The first was a teenage girl who was pregnant. She was referred by a teacher who was concerned about her. At the time mandatory […]

Summary of TED talks 2014

Summary of TED Talks 2014  


By Julie Boyd March 26, 2012 for The Hoopla At The Hoopla we recently ran a story on the record numbers of older, homeless women in Australia. The response was tremendous and heartfelt. You asked for more on this vital topic of women and poverty. We hear you. No more mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters or daughters […]


By The Hoopla and Julie Boyd January 30, 2012  The “tiger mother” approach to raising children is a failure, according to a new US study.   Fierce tiger mother Amy Chua with daughters Louisa and Sophia. You may recall that last year Amy Chua’s book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother advocated an Eastern view of […]


By Julie Boyd March 13, 2012 Published by The Hoopla http://thehoopla.com.au/older-wiser-flat-broke/   The return of Bob Carr to the political sphere has been much heralded, as he will reportedly bring ‘wisdom’ and ‘gravitas’ due to his age and experience. Despite our woman Prime Minister and Governor General, unfortunately the same qualities are not recognised in most […]

HALL OF FAME Australian Businesswomen’s Network

How our past comes back to us! The Australian Businesswomen’s HALL OF FAME has just been regenerated online. Here is my profile as the 2000 inductee http://lnkd.in/dQxSZD LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/julieboydedu

What Single Mums Really Need From Government

Julie Boyd has an extensive career across business, education and community sectors. She is a psychologist, educator, mentor, coach and author. She was  a teacher, principal and senior education leader prior to moving to the corporate sector and becoming a CEO, Managing Director and Board Chairperson. She  has won numerous business awards for innovation. She […]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the NBN

Once upon a time, way back in the year 2000, a group of people sat in one of the first houses built in Launceston, Tasmania. The house was a large pale Victorian edifice, which, having been built in 1830, had seen a number of incarnations. It had been, at different times, a private home for […]

What Women Want (in business)

I’m finding it fascinating to see the ongoing dialogue these days about Women in Business and Women in Powerful Political Positions, and whose fault it is that there are not more. Sheryl Sandberg certainly created a storm with her book encouraging women to ‘lean in’. The book ‘explores how power, networking, mentoring and negotiation work, […]

Take a tiger by the tail

No she’s not sedated!