Propel Her

Defence Women’s Leadership Series

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#PropelHerAus exists to empower women to shape their own careers and enhance their professional development. This is an inclusive and diverse space to share, discuss and challenge ideas. 

Spotlight Her 2021

Reading Time: 12 minutes Spotlight Her 2021 Propel Her is shining a spotlight on silent achievers

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Do you call yourself ambitious?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Reframing how we all view the word ambition, particularly as women, will stop the ‘ambitious woman’ being an anomaly and empower us all.

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A Mental Health Journey

Reading Time: 6 minutes To raise awareness of Australian mental health month – Propel Her shares this honest insight into

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Spotlight Her

Reading Time: 3 minutes Spotlight Her Propel Her is shining a spotlight on silent achievers who

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The Value of Mentoring

Reading Time: 5 minutes Most ADF members don’t realise the value of mentoring until late in their careers – with the common reflection being ‘Why didn’t I do this sooner!?’ Mentoring can change your career and life trajectory. It can open up networks and opportunities beyond your immediate reach, and can give you the tools and confidence to develop and promote yourself.

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Bonus Articles

Guest Authors

A Cool Dude with Long Hair

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’d always been the tomboy. The one girl amongst the group of

Tackling Gender Bias

Reading Time: 6 minutes Much has been written about women in leadership. There are countless books

Strengthening Through Sport

Reading Time: 4 minutes This article is part of the Propel Her – Defence Women’s Leadership Series.

How to Choose a Career Coach

Reading Time: 3 minutes This article is part of the Propel Her – Defence Women’s Leadership Series.

The Transition Test

Reading Time: 5 minutes This article is part of the Defence Women’s Leadership Series. An organisation’s characteristics

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In Conversation: Authentic Leadership

We are honoured to feature In Conversation between ADF Junior Leaders and the three ADF Senior Enlisted. They discuss leadership and lessons learned as they reflect on the high and lows in their own careers. With two of the three ADF Senior Enlisted being the first women in ADF history to be appointed, we couldn’t let the opportunity pass to get their unique perspective on authentic leadership and navigating their way through challenging roles and situations.

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Propel Her
Professional development and leadership articles, tailored for a Defence context
Spotlight Her
Women share their experiences and lessons learned in leadership and military environment
Challenge Her
Thought-provoking articles on women, leadership and military