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Charlotte Dujardin becomes Britain’s most decorated female Olympian

After winning a bronze in the individual dressage at the 2020 Toyko Olympics, Charlotte Dujardin has become Britain’s most decorated female Olympian of all time. The double champion’s sixth Olympic medal means she now sits top of the standings of female British athletes in terms of medals won.


GroupM appoints first local female CEO

Set to join in October, Aimee Buchanan is to be the new CEO of the Australia & New Zealand branch of global media investment company, GroupM. In her 20-year career, Aimee was named B&T Executive of the Year in 2019 and B&T Women in Media – Woman of Year & Executive of the Year and Campaign Asia CEO for 2018.


New research reveals 74% of Australians are staying at home more than in 2019

Due to the current coronavirus lockdowns, a survey commissioned by The Oodie of an independent panel of 1050 Australian adults, revealed that 44% of NSW residents are concerned about the high cost of their energy bill. 42% of Australians admitted they are spending more than $300 each quarter on energy, and 20% revealed they spend more than $400. The Oodie’s consulting household finance expert, Helen Baker, said “while energy bills are more likely to increase during colder months, as heating consumes more energy, we’re now dealing with the added factor of running desktop devices and heating during business hours.”


Australia achieves more than 30% female representation on top company boards

New research from the University of Queensland Business School shows that female representation on ASX200 listed boards has increased from 8.3% in 2008 to 33.4% in 2021. Australia has now become one of three countries with female representation of more than 30% on top company boards without gender quotas.


First female head of NHS in England confirmed

For the first time in its 70-year history, Amanda Pritchard will become the first woman to be in the position of chief executive of NHS England. “I am honoured to lead the NHS, particularly as the first woman chief executive of an organisation whose staff are more than three quarters female,” Amanda said.




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