Interview: Driving Change With Shebah’s CEO George McEncore

‘Creating equality and equity in rideshare, like any industry, is multifaceted. We need safe communities and careful procedures to keep women safe while working. We need to champion the needs of families and kids. But solving the problem doesn’t stop there. Our whole world was built for men. One example people might not think of is there is a real challenge for drivers to meet safety standards while driving in CBDs. To find a safe place to stop a car that gets the women and or children close to their destination can be challenging for drivers. They need to meet standards of road safety and community safety. That becomes even more challenging when we think of getting a child or baby out of a car seat in the middle of the city. There are so many ways women need to navigate systems that just were not built for them.’ – George McEncore

Go Green! We’re Talking Sustainability And Cars

So, you’ve made it, you’ve given birth (congratulations) and now you’re in the new phase of parenthood… Sleep-deprived, washing baby vomit off your favourite jumpers and changing SO MANY NAPPIES.

Being a new parent is exhilarating, and while bringing you so much joy, it can also be terrifying at the same time. There is SO MUCH advice out there for new mums it’s hard to know where to start. A simple search of ‘parenting books’ on Amazon will give you over 60,000 results, sheesh, so much advice – which brings us back to our main thought, so much advice, so little time.

So, we thought we’d do the hard yards for you and compile a little list that will cover some of the topics you might be facing right now to save you time, and get you back to your baby that is bound to wake up any second now…

The Best Parenting Books That Deserve A Spot On Your Beside Table

So, you’ve made it, you’ve given birth (congratulations) and now you’re in the new phase of parenthood… Sleep-deprived, washing baby vomit off your favourite jumpers and changing SO MANY NAPPIES.

Being a new parent is exhilarating, and while bringing you so much joy, it can also be terrifying at the same time. There is SO MUCH advice out there for new mums it’s hard to know where to start. A simple search of ‘parenting books’ on Amazon will give you over 60,000 results, sheesh, so much advice – which brings us back to our main thought, so much advice, so little time.

So, we thought we’d do the hard yards for you and compile a little list that will cover some of the topics you might be facing right now to save you time, and get you back to your baby that is bound to wake up any second now…

What the Budget Means for Women in Australia

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On Tuesday, May 11th the Federal Government handed down its latest and highly anticipated, budget. Last year, we saw the government spend big on tax cuts, infrastructure and encouraging business spending, with the challenges facing women in the midst of the pandemic almost entirely left off the agenda.

This time around, things are slightly brighter for women in Australia. Childcare subsidies, greater investment in domestic violence support and amended super rules are some of the key changes helping to improve women’s economic security.

But has the government gone far enough to redress gender inequality in Australia? Let’s find out.

Brilliant Hacks That Will Make Cleaning Your Car A Breeze

I once had a boyfriend who spilled an Egg Flip Big M milk all over my Ford Laser (yes, an eggnog flavoured milk drink is a thing). I never forgave him; neither for choosing Egg Flip as a flavour nor for the spillage as I took a quick right into a small street. Look, I don’t cry over spilt milk but let’s just say the stink lasted longer than the bloke did!

So, what are the best methods for removing stale smells and unsightly stains from your car?

The Stella Women Series Featuring Moo Baulch

The Stella team met Moo and some of her colleagues from WAGEC a couple of months ago and there were immediately synergies between their goal to end gender-based violence in a generation and what we at Stella are committed to achieving as a business.

Stella was born to be more than just an insurer; we believe that we can make meaningful change through education, support and empowerment that will give women the tools they need to make informed choices and amplify women’s voices for generations to come. We’re delighted to be able to use our voice in promoting WAGEC’s work to drive positive social change and help them to shine a light on the underlying structural causes of domestic and family violence, homelessness and gender inequality.

Buying a New Car? Check Out These Top Tips Every Woman Should Know

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Women account for 52% of all road users and now influence more than 80% of car purchase decisions in Australia. We drive 45% of all new cars on Australian roads, and as a percentage of the population, there are more women with a driver’s licence than men. It’s also worth noting that Australian women have better safety driving records than men, we have fewer accidents, fewer claims and a lot less damage to our cars if we do find ourselves in an accident so we were at a loss to understand how the insurance and motor service industries in Australia rarely marketed to women.

Who Were the Losers of this Year’s Budget? It’s Quite Simple Actually… Australian Women.

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It was no surprise this years budget was defined by the coronavirus crisis, but for women who have been affected there is no immediate assistance, while male dominated industries such as construction have had huge boosts in funding. The facts are simple, women have been the hardest hit during the pandemic and even with more people working from home, women are still doing the lion’s share of domestic duties and caring, which is compounded by childcare centre and school shutdowns. Women over the age of 55 are also now the highest age and gender demographic experiencing homelessness and it is only going to get worse with the withdrawal of Super early to cover the cost of living during the pandemic.

The Stella Women Series Featuring Leah Scott

Aussie TV Presenter Liv Phyland has a genuine passion for promoting and fostering positive health and wellness in teen girls. Before getting her first job in TV 11 years ago, Liv completed an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and then became a Qualified Health Coach after studying with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. During her years on ABC3 and The Loop, Liv was inundated with messages concerning well-being. Issues including; eating disorders, mental illness, stress, study, work-life balance and more. It was then Liv and her BFF Teigan Nash, set out on a mission to help equip females with the tools and confidence they need to navigate these, at times, extremely challenging but formative years. With that… Girls Who Glow was born!

The 10 Powerful Books We Can’t Get Enough Of

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We’ve rounded up the 10 perfect reads to empower, evoke emotion, liberate and get lost in this Spring.

The Best Apps, Stella Approved to Help you Sleep After a Stressful Day

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So, you’ve made it, you’ve given birth (congratulations) and now you’re in the new phase of parenthood… Sleep-deprived, washing baby vomit off your favourite jumpers and changing SO MANY NAPPIES.

Being a new parent is exhilarating, and while bringing you so much joy, it can also be terrifying at the same time. There is SO MUCH advice out there for new mums it’s hard to know where to start. A simple search of ‘parenting books’ on Amazon will give you over 60,000 results, sheesh, so much advice – which brings us back to our main thought, so much advice, so little time.

So, we thought we’d do the hard yards for you and compile a little list that will cover some of the topics you might be facing right now to save you time, and get you back to your baby that is bound to wake up any second now…

The Stella Women Series Featuring Yelena Fairfax

Yelena Fairfax is the Editor and Founder of lifestyle website Husskie which focuses on the lives and career paths of social media influencers delving deep into their lives, beauty habits, fashion style and has an acute interest in bringing them from a curated image to life in real, relatable content. Yelena is also an extremely talented art director and photographer, and just a really great human. In December 2019, Husskie expanded to include Husskie The Label which includes Laid-back accessories adaptable for sandy days to evening sundowners. A #FriendofStella and a force to be reckoned with we couldn’t wait to sit down and chat about Yelenas rise from magazines to digital pages.