WIDlink Issue 1 2012


Chair Report
By Jennifer Neales, WID Chair
Welcome to a new and improved WID program of events for 2012! This year we will continue to focus on providing professional women in the property sector with opportunities to learn about key industry initiatives, projects and policy directions in an environment which promotes professional interaction and networking. Read more>

Planning and Developing in Brisbane City
As Chair of the Brisbane City Council Neighbourhood Planning & Development Committee, Councillor Amanda Cooper is charged with overseeing the continuing growth and development of Brisbane City. Join us at this breakfast hosted by Women in Development to find out more about what's in store for the future planning and development of the city. How can the industry and Council work together to improve Brisbane, both its skyline and its economy?
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Things you SHOULD and SHOULDN'T post on LinkedIn
Do you find it hard or uncomfortable coming up with things to post on LinkedIn? You are not alone. Many of our clients and colleagues have been getting more active on LinkedIn of late, and are wondering what they should be posting online. So we've put together a list of ideas that you can use as a guide for what you should and shouldn't post on LinkedIn.
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WID REVIEW: Guzman Y Gomez
Guzman Y Gomez Mexican Taqueria - Guzman Y Gomez is a great place to go if you are after tasty Mexican food in a hurry. This casual dining experience is authentic. I have not yet been served by a staff member who doesn't have a Mexican accent and they are always quick to upsell a Corona or Margareta with your Quesadilla. Read more>

WID Awards 2012 - Watch this space!
Would you like to gain recognition for the hard work that you do? Do you work with a woman who produces outstanding results? The WID Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and their tremendous contribution to Queensland's development industry. This year's nomination period kicks off on 16 March - keep an eye out for our email announcement and nomination documents.
On the web...
ACT tops Australia's property hot spots 
Property investors should think of Canberra as one of the best spots in the country, a new survey finds. Canberra tops a list of 50 hot spots identified by an expert panel for magazine Smart Property Investment. They said the city's high incomes and a scarcity of land would underpin strong growth in property prices. Read more>
Risky business kept among women, study finds
Women are more likely to take career risks when they are surrounded and supported by other women, a new study finds. Researchers say this could have implications for the labour market and understanding why women might not choose higher-paying jobs that carry bonuses.
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Putting gender at top of agenda
Recent media reports have signalled an emphatic warning to Queenslanders, especially women, that the future trend in politics at the state level is ominously masculine. Currently the predominance of women in leadership belies the evidence that women are under-represented in the Queensland Parliament. Read more>
Good news for Aussie women
Need a break from that report or endless spreadsheet of numbers? Mamamia.com.au is a great website for women who like to feel empowered and up-to-date on all levels of news and current events. Mamamia is the brain child of journalist Mia Freedman and discusses everything from pop culture, politics, body image, food, motherhood and career. Great for that mid-afternoon coffee break.
WID Tip: Bookmark the property pages
The Financial Review's Property site is a great one to add to your favourite sites or 'bookmarks'. Check it out each morning to see if any new articles of interest have been written overnight. This may save you wrangling over the hard copy edition with your colleagues and trawling through the property pages.
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Upcoming events
8 February
Networking for engineers on leave
Melange Cafe, Roma Street Parklands
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15 February
CEDA Public Event: Women in Leadership
Hilton Hotel, Brisbane
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24 February
Planning and Developing in Brisbane City

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
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