Tall Poppy

  • How a better bills system will save you money

    How a better bills system will save you money

    Have you lost money because you don’t pay your bills on time?  Did you know that can negatively affect your credit score? We all have bills to pay and if you are disorganized you can lose money and much...

  • Amber Sherlock was right, even when she was wrong

    Amber Sherlock was right, even when she was wrong

    Newsreader Amber Sherlock from Australia’s Channel 9 has gone globally viral, but for all the wrong reasons. She found herself plastered all over the internet after a rant at a fellow newsreader who wore the same colour outfit. Yes,...

  • When women turn on other women in the public domain

    When women turn on other women in the public domain

    Women journalists should be expected to be some of the most supportive promoters of other women. After all, they’ve generally had to struggle to get where they are, and they’re too intelligent not to know how heavily the world...

  • Cake shaming does more damage than cake culture

    Cake shaming does more damage than cake culture

    Too much social activity at work is making us fat? Seriously, that’s what The Faculty of Dental Surgery at Britain’s Royal College of Surgeons claims. That the office ‘cake culture’ is slowly killing us all… and the finger seems...

  • Stop the war: why your female colleague is your best asset

    Stop the war: why your female colleague is your best asset

    Catfight. Women at war. Bitchy. Gossipy. Cliquey. All of the above are likely to be familiar terms if you have any experience with reading about women in the workplace. It’s along a similar line to the idea that women...

  • Gossip isn't good for anyone -- especially yourself

    Gossip isn’t good for anyone — especially yourself

    Gossip is the lifeblood of so many female friendships. And it’s also used as a binding mechanism in business… unfortunately. A little gossip, like a little superglue, can be an excellent tool for creating those strong bonds. But just...

  • How you get the ‘Bounce Back’

    How you get the ‘bounce back’

    As we go through life’s challenges we learn more about ourselves. However,the greatest lessons are learned when our resilience comes into play. This is what I like to call the bounce back. Each day the world punishes us for...

  • Is ShowPo's Jane Lu another 'tall poppy' victim?

    Is Showpo’s Jane Lu another ‘tall poppy’ victim?

    Entrepreneur Jane Lu — founder of international fashion brand Showpo — has faced backlash after making a size change to her range. She extended her line’s sizing from its former sizes 6-12 to now cover 4-18. I was personally...

  • How to support a woman even if you don’t agree with her

    How to support a woman even if you don’t agree with her

    It takes only a few minutes on social media to show you the difficulties women face when they disagree with each other. Women generally want to be supportive of other women (or claim to be) — until a woman...