The Northern Territory news Thu 8 Mar 2018
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THURSDAY MARCH 8 2018 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA MARY LINNELL doesnt thank her gender for getting her where she is today. As the owner of Easy Glass Services, a glass company that does the work for major construction sites, she believes a balance is necessary in the workforce to get the most out of a business. She says starting a company is complex but if it is your passion, be ready for long hours and hard work. Ms Linnell is also a single mum of four children but says a strong support network means shes able to continue running her business well while looking after the kids. Working in a male-dominated industry, Ms Linnell says she was nervous getting started but as she made a name for herself, it became a lot easier. She doesnt believe people see her gender when shes in a meeting. ANGELA FOLEY grew up playing sport with her dad and brother. Now the director of sport at Essington School, Foley is also the vice-captain of the Adelaide Crows AFLW team. Foley likes to motivate people who are new to sport, including football, and wants to get more women involved in sport, however she recognises it is hard to get women to compete at an elite level. To do this, she believes it is necessary to get people watching womens sport more often. She says AFLW has proven people are interested and its success sets the scene for more sporting participation. Foley loves being a leader. She is proud to have been reelected as the vice-captain of the Adelaide Crows and looks forward to mentoring more young women. RUTH WALLACE did not enjoy school when she was a child. However, instead of turning her away from a career in education, it spurred her on to make education more accessible for all. Now shes a professor at Charles Darwin University, the Dean of the College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society and the director of the Northern Institute. Prof Wallace says she was surprised to hear how important it was to other women that she did well, and didnt realise how inspiring her story was. She is urging all women to believe in their capabilities and not be afraid to speak out and share a different point of view. However, she says once women are in leadership roles, they should be helping other women achieve their goals too. Do whats right for you and do whats right for your family. The choice is yours ... and never ever doubt yourself N T L E G A L A I D L A W Y E R A N D N O W S T AY- A T H O M E M U M S U E P H O O International Womens Day Skys the limit for our ladies Angela Foley, Anna Ralph, Ruth Wallace, Mary Linnell and Sue Phoo are some of the many NT women excelling Picture: JUSTIN KENNEDY IT WAS SUE PHOOS time on the school debating team, and then doing a mock trial that made her want to become a lawyer. Shes always worked in community law and believes it is incredibly important that anyone can access the law, particularly the most disadvantaged people in society. Now a mum to a four-year-old and a six-year-old, Ms Phoo has decided to take a break from the courtroom to focus on her children. She says her work in the law was often quite taxing particularly as she often worked with family violence cases and wants to devote her energy to the people who matter most to her. She says it is completely up to individual women whether they stay in the workforce as mums.W O M E N S D A Y IN TE RNATIONAL March 8
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