Since our inception in 2007, Professionelle has often featured
in the media, across national press, magazines, TV and many
websites. We are often asked to contribute on our specialty topic
of professional women.
NBR, April 26th 2013
Our "Power Coaching Women onto Boards" event at AUT Faculty of
Business & Law, with panellists Pip Greenwood, Rebecca Thomas
and Andrea Vujnovich was the inspiration for an article by Colin
Bass on the risks and rewards of directorships.
Next Magazine, March 2013
Sarah Wilshaw-Sparkes was interviewed for a piece on gender pay equity, sparked by
the NZICA salary survey.
NZ Herald, March 16th 2013
Galia BarHava-Monteith was quoted in an article ont he
dirscrimination women face during and after maternity leave.
NBR, March 7th 2013
Galia BarHava-Monteith was quoted in an NBR article on the
career barriers that women still face.
The Listener, August 2012
Sarah Wilshaw-Sparkes and Rebecca Thomas, one of our Directors
were interviewed for a story on how to increase opportunities for women in the New
The Listener, May 2012
Galia BarHava-Monteith's was asked for her views on the scarcity
of women in senior management roles in the New
The Listener, May 2012
Galia BarHava-Monteith's was asked for her views on managing
demanding roles in the Listener's lead article titled Are New Zealanders Overworking?
Business Herald, February 2012
Making a play for pay rise a big step.
Sarah Wilshaw-Sparkes was interviewed about her views on how good
women are in negotiating their salary.
Next Magazine, September 2011
part by our seminar "The Good Girl's Career Guide", Gill South,
freelance writer and long time Professionelle supporter, wrote a
piece about career progression for Next Magazine.
Business Herald, August 2011
On bridging the pay divide - We argue that there's a lot more
to the argument that women earn less because of the life
choices they make.
Hearld on Sunday, July 2011
On the benefits of taking time out. Galia
BarHava-Monteith was interviewed on her perspective on the
importance of doing nothing on the weekends to recover from busy
Office of Ethnic Affairs 2011
Galia BarHava-Monteith was featured in Trailblazers a publication celebrating the
inspirational journeys of Migrant Women Entrepreneurs in New
Business Herald, August 2010
Women leaders offered a helping hand to climb the ladder.
Galia BarHava-Monteith was interviewed in this feature on the
benefits on mentoring to advancing women's careers.
The Press, Christchurch, May 2010
Kathryn Jackson, lead facilitator for Professionelle's South
Island networking chapter, reported on Professionelle's first ever
networking seminar in Christchurch. She also shared her views on the
seminar's theme of mentoring, and the value mentors add to
Weekend Herald, January 2010
Wearing her executive coach hat, Galia spoke to Val Leveson
about how professionals can set
themselves up to succeed in 2010 after the challenges of
Next Magazine, May 2009
Sarah's experiences as the main
breadwinner in her family were captured in a feature article by
Gill South in the May 2009 issue of Next magazine.
NZ Herald Jobs, April 2009
Galia BarHava-Monteith's thoughts on the many benefits of
networking were captured in Val Leveson's article "Networks Open up a World of Opportunities"
which appeared in the Herald Jobs pages on April 22 2009.
Weekend Herald Jobs, November 2008
Following our talk at the EEO's Diversity in Action workshops,
Val Leveson interviewed us for the front page of the Weekend
Herald's Jobs section. Her very positive article on Professionelle's history, insights and plans
appeared on November 22nd 2008.
NZ Franchise Magazine, September 2009
Sarah's interview with Estelle Logan, now the Chair of the New
Zealand Franchise Association, was reprinted in NZ Franchise
magazine in September 2008.
NZ Management Magazine, July 2008
Sarah was interviewed for a NZ Management Magazine piece by
freelancer Helen Tatham on the subject of effective networking ( published 1 July
TV One News, April 2008
Galia appeared in a TV One Special Report on professional
women and workplace flexibility on April 24th 2008. Hannah
Ockelford, one of our members, interviewed Galia and also two
guests at our 1st birthday party.
NZ Herald Business, April 2008
In response to the gloomy findings of the 2008 Census of NZ's
Women's Participation, Sarah wrote an article on the
business case for having more women at the top. It was
published in the NZ Herald's Business on April 4th
NZ Lawyer Magazine, March 2008
NZ Lawyer magazine contributor, Amy Mansfield, quoted Galia in
her piece "Mum's the word" that appeared in March 2008
and explored the issue of flexibility for working mothers in the
NZ Herald Career '08 Portfolio, January 2008
During the January break we had two pieces published in the NZ
Herald's Career '08 Portfolio. One was on The Impostor
Syndrome, or feeling like a fraud on promotion. The other was on Building A Personal Brand. Both of these
articles built on existing Professionelle pieces by weaving in
interviews with senior recrutiment professionals.
Sunday Star Times, November 2007
Sarah's letter to the Business Editor of the Sunday Star
Times, in reply to a piece on the number of women in boardrooms
either side of the Tasman, was published on 11 November 2007.
NZ Herald Business, November 2007
Galia was quoted in Gill South's 2nd November 2007 article in
The NZ Herald's The Business called "Women Who Don't Want to Run with the Wolves".
In it, Gill investigated the reasons for women opting out of
traditional forms of employment.
NZ Herald Business, September 2007
Galia's piece "On Networking and Diversity", inspired by our
day at the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust's Diversity
Symposium, appeared in the September 28th 2007 edition of the NZ
Herald's The Business.
NZ Lawyer Magazine, July & August 2007
NZ Lawyer magazine ran our piece "The Trouble With Bosses" in their July 20th
2007 issue. On August 3rd, our advice to new law graduates on "Choosing the Right Career Path" was published
NZ Herald Business, July 2007
"Pay Gap For NZ's Professional Women Worsening" - our analysis
of recent Income Survey data was published in the NZ Herald's
The Business on July 20th 2007.
NZ Herald Careers, July 2007
What to Do with Baby? - the front page of the
NZ Herald's Career section (July 4th 2007) carried Donna McIntyre's
article quoting our views on choosing childcare.
NZ Herald Business, June 2007
We had excellent coverage in The NZ Herald's The
Business pullout on Monday 25th June 2007. This issue featured
Theresa's Gattung's exit interview. Our analysis of the stagnation of women at the top
over the last decade appeared, as did our views of the barriers to women advancing
and remaining in full time work.
Herald on Sunday, June 2007
A June 17th 2007 Herald on Sunday article spoke to Galia about
families' influence on children's career
choices. Galia's father, once the Deputy Treasurer of Israel,
wanted her to become a lawyer. He's now writing novels and we all
know what Galia's up to!
National Business Review, June 2007
Online Community for Women at Work - the
National Business Review's People in Business Section on June 15th
2007 profiled our site and our aspirations.
NZ Herald Careers, June 2007
Becoming a Supermum - we were quoted on the
front page of the NZ Herald's Career section on June 13th 2007 in
an article by Donna McIntyre. Donna's piece provided advice for
professional mothers returning to work after a child.
North & South Magazine, June 2007
Our letter to the
Editor of North & South magazine was published in their
June issue. We commented at length on their March lead story on the
Power of Women over 40.
The Aucklander, May 2007
Women's Web Support - an article and
accompanying photo introduced Professionelle and the two of us to
the readers of The Aucklander on May 30th 2007. In the same issue,
Sarah Lochead-MacMillan, a Professionelle member, commented on our
site and gave her views on the realities of a professional working
woman's life in Choose Wisely and Get Good Advice.
Herald on Sunday, April 2007
Be Honest, Not Overly Modest, When Calculating
Worth At Work - on April 15 2007, Galia contributed to a Herald
on Sunday article about pay rise tips for women.
Sunday Magazine, March 2007
"Age-Old Question: When to Have Kids" - in early March 2007,
Galia was quoted in the Sunday Magazine on this topic. The article
is only available on Stuff.co.nz in cached form, but you can find
Galia's views on The Right
Age to Have a Baby on this site.