When two successful businessmen, Marko and Joel, looked around their offices, they noticed a very grave problem for corporate Australia - where are all the women?
With more women graduating from university each year it’s hard to believe the number of female leaders at Australia’s top corporates is less than 10%. There are millions of talented women who need to be enabled to realise their career goals, without sacrificing their lifestyle and commitments. FlexCareers was hatched to do just that.
FlexCareers has engineered game-changing technology to connect talented individuals with progressive employers offering flexible work. The initial focus is the underutilised talent pool of 2.1 million career mums, so that qualified and experienced women are contributing to the economic success of this generation and inspiring the next. FlexCareers also offers a fully integrated suite of training and re-accreditation courses for skills enhancement including our proprietary Relaunchships program that facilitates a return to work after an extended career gap.
FlexCareers is changing the way careers work by redefining success, rewriting talent management and realigning workplace expectations with the workforce of today. We envisage a future where flexible work is the norm, not the exception. Where women are given equal opportunities to men and the gender equality debate is a thing of the past. Where diverse teams are thriving and leading by example. Where life outside of work is valued and work-life integration is encouraged and supported.
Changing the way careers work.
These values are what define us as a business and what we hold true, even when times are tough. They guide our thoughts and determine our actions and are what we look for in new team members. As our business continues to evolve and grow, these five values will never change:
We push boundaries by finding a better way to make a difference. At FlexCareers we take some risks and encourage everyone to be the change they desire in the world.
We use every opportunity to connect with our community - customers, partners and stakeholders - to show them we genuinely care. No communication will ever go unanswered. We respect others, reserve judgment and remain positive.
We are not afraid to be honest with ourselves, our team and our customers. We embrace openness and build trust through real relationships.
Win at Work:
Focused action and determination are ingrained in us and we thrive on success. But it’s not about winning at any cost. We play fair. We play fun. We play as a team.
Community is powerful. It creates power to cause the ripples that will change the world around us. Every action we take is about creating a stronger community for individuals and a positive movement for change.
OUR TEAMNATALIE GOLDMAN – CEO
Natalie is an experienced business leader and has over 20 years of experience in business across numerous industries throughout APAC. Her focus has been in HR, Learning & Development and Organisational Development. In recent years, she set out to realise her passion for economically empowering women by starting her own business to assist female entrepreneurs. Natalie is driven by making a difference in this world and volunteers as a Living Fearlessly Leader at Global Sisters and sits on the board of the omen’s Indigenous Network. Natalie works flexibly full time and is the mother of 2 fun-loving kids.BRETT POZNIAK – CTO
Brett has over 17 years of experience in the IT industry in Australia, where his focus has been on Project Management, Product Development and IT Operations. In 2001, Brett was a founding member of an organisation that developed the first Cloud provider of the hosted desktop in Australia to the SME market place. He is very passionate about the business he helped to create, as he took on the Project Director role whilst building and managing a team of project professionals who continued to supply best of breed implementation for the Cloud offerings. He has more recently committed his efforts into new Product Research and Development capability which enable him to provide best of breed technology advice to start ups and enterprise businesses.JOEL MCINNES – CO-FOUNDER
Joel is an experienced entrepreneur and business leader with 15 years of experience in investment banking and financial services. Most recently the Head of Equity Derivatives at Citigroup for Australia/NZ, he was previously the Founder and CEO of IIT Capital, a startup proprietary trading firm. In the rollout of IIT, he was responsible for all parts of the business from overall strategy, recruitment, structuring a shareholders' agreement to capital raising and investor relations. This experience gave Joel strong insights and a passion for the startup industry and he is looking forward to translating the skills learned in investment banking to help introduce disruptive innovation into the sharing economy.MARKO NJAVRO – CO-FOUNDER
Marko brings 12 years of experience in Investment Banking with Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank in Sydney. Most recently he was in charge of Morgan Stanley’s Equity Trading Business for Australia. Marko holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Newcastle and a Master of Business Administration degree from Duke University. During his MBA studies he developed a keen interest in entrepreneurial projects with a social dimension.PAULA BILLINGTON – HEAD OF CUSTOMER SUCCESS
Paula has 18+ years of experience bringing together technology and a delightful customer experience in both startups and large public companies. She has spent 8 years in Silicon Valley and is a seasoned SaaS Customer Success & Operations executive specialising in rapid growth environments. Paula is a proven change agent and experienced leader with a solid background in designing, scaling and deploying operational infrastructure and award winning customer experiences, as well as leading highly successful customer facing & operations teams. Paula is passionate about changing the current landscape of workplace expectations to support equality and flexibility for women.JENNY TYLER – GENERAL MANAGER, NEW ZEALAND
Jenny is passionate about flexible working and understands the many challenges faced by those attempting to balance the demands of both work and family. A mother of three, Jenny holds a Master of Business from the University of Otago and has enjoyed a successful career working for Investment Banks in London and Sydney. Most recently having worked for ING Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland in Sydney, Jenny started her career as a product specialist in Asset Finance and transitioned into Relationship Management. Now living back in New Zealand Jenny is excited to be involved in promoting the flexible working philosophy and believes strongly that flexibility in the workplace can provide genuine benefits to both employees and organisations.RHONDA BRIGHTON-HALL - CHAIRPERSON
Rhonda is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost experts in human resources and specifically in leadership, diversity and work design. Her fundamental belief is that inclusion and good leadership are not only the foundation stones of good people practices in organisations, but equally of more equitable and prosperous economies and communities. A former HR Leader of the Year and Telstra Business Woman of the Year, Rhonda’s career and experience have spanned senior roles in four large multi-nationals (including BHP, Sara Lee, Luxottica and CBA), across four continents (Europe, Asia, USA and Australia). And she is a mum.
HOW IT WORKS
WE’RE MORE THAN JUST A JOB SITE
We understand that for working mothers there’s more to consider than just the job. Family commitments, financial responsibilities, and personal growth are all motivating factors which drive you. And you’re not alone. Our tribe of busy working mothers is growing every day. Join our vibrant social community, build your networks and support each other to create the lives you want.
Coming soon – you’ll have unlimited access to a fully integrated suite of training and re-accreditation courses for skills enhancement. Plus for women returning to work after a considerable absence or those seeking a career change; we’re launching Australia’s first Relaunchships – 12 week internships in some of Australia’s most progressive organisations – test drive the role and prove you really are capable of anything.
- Getting started is easy.
- Build your private profile
- Start your job search (or just browse what’s out there if you not quite ready)
- Receive job matches directly to your inbox
WE’RE CHANGING THE GAME FOR EMPLOYERS TOO
Did you know that working mothers are the most efficient and under-utilised pool of labour in the market? (E&Y study, 2014)
Businesses who partner with FlexCareers benefit from unlimited access to our full database of qualified, efficient and experienced candidates. Using our algorithmic matching technology (FlexMatch), your hiring managers can create a shortlist of candidates in just 15 minutes. Our rich big data set includes attitudinal and needs based profiling to match on more than skills qualification alone.
Our disruptive technology means our processes require fewer hands on deck, which keeps our costs down. We pass on the savings to you, our customers.
Let’s get started.
- Subscribe today.
- Post a job.
- Create a short-list.
- Hire talent.
Working mums are the most productive and under-utilised workforce in Australia
- 2.1 million working mothers in Australia
- 43% are degree qualified
- Most efficient workers (E&Y Report, 2012)
- Stay with their employers 12 months longer than other employees.
- Less than half of all working mothers return to work full time. The rest seek more flexible options.
- In fact, 300,000 will search for more flexible solutions this year.
FlexCareers is the only talent matching platform on the planet (that we know of) that connects talented women with progressive employers so they can advance their careers whilst supporting their lifestyle and commitments.
So if you are looking for a flexible or part-time career with an employer who understands your circumstances and values your contribution, join us today.