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GLOBE Melbourne is a long-established, friendly and accessible group that supports business owners, professionals and those interested in social networking within the GLBTI community.
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After this year's Sydney Mardi Gras parade, it got me thinking about how technology has changed in recent years.
The first time I came to Sydney for Mardi Gras in 1998 I was not out to my family or co-workers so my biggest worry was ending up in front of the cameras on the evening news.
These days anyone with a smart phone is a broadcaster. Within a few seconds a snap can be up on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
It was a lovely evening on Friday 5th April when GLOBE had the great pleasure of hosting a dinner event on the rooftop of the Cullen Hotel in Prahran.
Our guest speaker was Adam Dent, Manager of Emergency Services for Red Cross Victoria. In this role Adam has managed the Red Cross relief and recovery efforts in response to the devastating 2009 Black Saturday bushfires as well as the Victorian floods of 2011 and 2012. His presentation ‘So you think you've had a bad day?’ was Adam‘s reflections on good and bad leadership in crisis situations and the lessons we can learn from this in everyday business.
The evening was sponsored by Queer Moments who launched their exclusive range of gay-themed greeting cards featuring the artwork of illustrator Nathan Peyton.
The sold-out event was held on the Cullen Rooftop. A stylish venue with beautiful views of the Melbourne skyline. Our guests enjoyed a delicious 2 course meal complemented by premium wines and beverages. Thanks to all the staff at the Cullen, GLOBE‘s principal sponsor for 2013.
GLOBE Melbourne‘s lifeblood is our loyal member base who consistently support events, special projects, provide a reservoir of expertise when required and whose generous contributions allow Globe to provide the kind of service and community involvement that makes our organisation so unique.
In contrast to this dynamic and ever-changing relationship, our membership structure and price has not changed in a decade! It‘s about time we reward our loyal members and lower the barriers to our wonderful group of supporters to make that commitment and join.
Here‘s how ...
In a recent Australian Financial Review there was an article about the "The Power of Number Two", describing how to be a great second in command.
"Not so keen on footy or holding up the bar? Women and some men take note. Networks are key to scoring the best executive jobs. Women, especially working mothers, can be at a disadvantage because they often don't have the time to forge the strong business networks men do, bonding regularly around sport and beer."