Women mentoring women

Women mentoring women: the unsung benefits that could be helping you

The definition of mentor is “an experienced and trusted adviser”. In other words, it’s someone that can support you to get from where you are, to where you want to be. There are many benefits to finding the perfect mentor, and women mentoring women can be a very powerful alliance.
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How to diet and maintain healthy eating habits working a FIFO role – is it possible?

The word diet often gets a bad rap and the first things that come to mind is food restriction and lettuce leaves. The reality is that we all have control over how and what we eat, and have the responsibility to nurture our bodies in the way that is best for us. Mindful eating/dieting is a personal arrangement between you and the food you eat, so how can you stick to this when working away from home on a FIFO roster, when the meals are prepared for you? 
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Plus size workwear and fashion: women want gaps filled and a wider range of inclusive clothing

When Co Gear began as “She’s Empowered”, Kym O’Leary, knew she wanted to cater to women of all body shapes and sizes. This is why our sizes range from a petite 4 to a plus size 26 – contributing to a high quality, sustainable women’s workwear brand that’s made to last.
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Plan your year with Co Gear’s aspiration worksheet: New year, no fear!

The world got turned upside down for a lot of us in 2020 and the fear of another crazy year ahead lingers but we are here to encourage you to let go of fear and to embrace what’s ahead. How can you do that you may be thinking, well we have come up with an aspiration worksheet to get you started! It’s all about laying the foundation for a positive start to the New Year and practicing gratitude every day.
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Mother’s returning to the workforce: the resume controversy

Do you leave a blank spot where you took time off work or explain it as maternity leave? This is the resume controversy we often hear about when it comes to mother’s returning to the workforce. We decided to take a deeper look into how women feel about listing maternity or parental leave on their resumes and offer some words of advice.
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Chats with a self-love Queen: Body positivity, mental health and fifo life

Currently there is a large focus on self-love and body positivity in our society and in the online realm, you could even say it’s become somewhat of a movement. Women are feeling more and more confident to show off their bodies, share their health journeys and the struggles they have faced with body image...
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Women in Aviation – The Australian Chapter: Diversifying the Aviation industry, one woman at a time

Co Gear collaborated with the team at WAI - The Australian Chapter, to create an inclusive workwear package which included 2 pairs of cargo work pants or a maternity kit for a pregnant applicant. For those who haven’t heard us speak their praises, WAI are a volunteer community that empower and support women with career goals in the Aviation industry. To announce the scholarship winners, a Zoom presentation was held in true 2020 style, an event Kym was honored to take part in.
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The transformation of our women's cargo work pants: Alice becomes Alison

Through feedback from real women with real bodies and real dreams of comfortable hi vis work cargos, Kym hit the drawing board and designed Alice to properly fit women’s hips, thighs and bums, and help women feel comfortable and confident on site. Women everywhere found these cargos to be a success and they grew quite the following.
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Pregnant women speak out: We want maternity work pants that fit!

24 weeks pregnant and this time around I'm grateful to be working mostly from home. My first pregnancy was totally different - I was working the 9-5 job and dreaded choosing what to wear daily. Everything was either too tight, uncomfortable or just didn't look right. It was easy enough to find maternity singlets, tights and casual (not so stylish) t-shirts, but maternity work pants? A rare occurrence! You could even see that some brands just slapped a piece of extra material onto their garments and called it maternity – a poor excuse for what should be a functional and supportive wardrobe essential for pregnant women.
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Relocating for work: the pros and cons you need to consider

I moved to Townsville by myself, relocating from Toowomba to work for BHP. In hindsight it was the best thing I’ve done and I wouldn’t change it for anything. It helped me become more social when it came to work and the new friends I made, became family. Some great advantages was that it was easy to save money living remotely and I became a part of the small communities I lived in

– Claire Aitchison, Operations Lead at Co Gear

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Advocate For Change This National Safe Work Month

No hat no play! We’ve heard it as children and it still applies in adulthood today. At Co Gear, we are advocating the importance of National Safe Work Month, and the incidents that can easily be prevented through the knowledge and education of WHS procedures.

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The Many Roles Of A Woman: Women's Work Pants Create Resilience

With the resilience of the average (extraordinary) woman in mind, we’ve created a pair of pants suited to meet most, if not all of these roles. The magic formula? A little bit of style, a pinch of sustainable material, a shake of unique technology and a bucket load of conscious thinking, leaving us with a pair of adaptable and multifaceted cargo pants that ooze longevity. If you haven’t already guessed, we named her Sandy.