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Melinda Ham

Melinda’s career began in southern Africa where she wrote stories about multi-party democracy, refugees, riots and the release of Nelson Mandela. She has also worked in Singapore, India and for the last 11 years in Australia as a freelance feature writer, specialising in education, business and health. In her free time, Melinda enjoys challenging herself on multi-day hikes with her family in the remote Australian or New Zealand wilderness.

Taking the plunge

Aussie beach life fuels exciting retail venture


Are personality tests useful?

Why the Myers-Briggs personality test might be a hiring mistake


Behind the goals

Jason Gaudoin CPA uses his pro hockey past to develop youth


Lauren Peng, standing at rear, with some of the recipients of her uplifting enterprise. Peng launched the Candy Pencil Project in 2015, and now it operates in seven countries. As a social enterprise business, the project employs marginalised women to sew bags and autistic artists to paint them.

Candy Pencil Project is a social enterprise with a difference


Chris Kendrick FCPA (right) has found her time volunteering in East Timor deeply satisfying.

One FCPA goes from spreadsheets to construction in East Timor


Lying about qualifications or experience is a huge breach of trust.

Spot the fake CV


Arianna Huffington | Photo: Alicia Canter/Guardian News & Media Ltd

Arianna Huffington forges a new path to success


It's so magical to be involved with a sector that is so full of possibilities.' | Photo: Graham Jepson

Bringing magic into the workplace


Mark Daniels with women from an onion farmers' cooperative in the Philippines.

Micro finance: small money, giant effect


Is 30 the new 50?

Is 30 the new 50?