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 […]

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, […]

The Challenges Facing Women over 50 in Australia

Julie Boyd has written and been interviewed in relation to this issue which is of concern to her because of the situations many of her friends are now experiencing.   ARTICLES at The HOOPLA http://thehoopla.com.au/?s=julie+boyd Older, Wiser and Flat Broke http://thehoopla.com.au/older-wiser-flat-broke/ Also published in Adage: http://blog.adage.com.au/2012/08/30/older-wiser-and-flat-broke/ Why It’s Come to This     http://thehoopla.com.au/bank-manager-sigh/   The […]

Women and Corporate Boards

I sat on corporate boards in America in the 90s and was pleasantly surprised at the professional manner in which women were treated there, compared to my experience back home here in Australia which has been tokenistic at best. One key issue there is that women, especially older women, were recognised for their skills, experience, […]

Why Gravitas and Wisdom leads to Minister Foreign Affairs for Men and Homelessness for Women

This week International Women’s Day has re-ignited the issue of a lack of women on corporate boards. At the same time the return of Bob Carr to the political sphere has been much heralded, as he will bring ‘wisdom’ and ‘gravitas’ due to his age and experience. Despite our woman Prime Minister and Governor General, […]

Women Do It For Youselves!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/business/sheryl-sandberg-of-facebook-staying-on-message.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1 The $1.6 Billion Woman, Staying on Message Facebook’s No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, will reap a fortune in its stock offering. And she hasn’t stopped telling the world how women should take responsibility for their careers. By NICOLE PERLROTH and CLAIRE CAIN MILLER SEVENTY-TWO hours before Facebook’s big moment, Sheryl K. Sandberg was half a […]