Balance Now: Fresh bold thinking. Turning talk into action on gender equality in the workplace

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Fresh bold thinking. Turning talk into action on gender equality.

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Our Philosophy

We believe unleashing gender equality creates happier workplaces, promotes innovation, improves customer advocacy and drives stronger financial performance.

This has a ripple effect across society leading to a fairer, more prosperous world.

How We Create Change

We assess workplaces across 33 critical moments to deliver WOW (Women on Working) and WNPS (Women Net Promoter System) scores. We highlight strengths, opportunities and compare results to industry and national benchmarks to light the way forward.

Using this data-driven insight, we partner to create change. We offer cutting edge programs based on behavioural science and practical experience. We start with small, fast improvements and only scale when the data proves the change works.

Our experience as business leaders sets us apart. We have successfully created diverse workplaces in the most difficult environments and understand the benefits.

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About WOW™

We use a unique data-driven process to assess your workplace across eight key components.

WOW™: Attract

Find and employ the best talent in the market for your business.

WOW™: Grow

Inspire career confidence in the critical early years.  This is the point where research shows many women lose ambition.

WOW™: Lead

Identify, develop and prepare women for the formidable challenge associated with moving into new and increasingly complex leadership roles.  Ensure you have inclusive leaders that understand the value of a diverse workforce.

WOW™: Transition

Retaining the best employees makes good business sense.  Your people want and need the flexibility in their roles to live a full life and manage their career.

WOW™: Master

Investing in your most experienced employees (masters) creates significant business and cultural value.

WOW™: Culture

Culture is the single most important factor to a productive, cohesive, challenging and fun workplace.  Leaders set the culture.

WOW™: Reward

The right reward structure delivers better results, improved culture and behaviours, lowers attrition and lifts overall employee engagement.

WOW™: Accountability

The CEO leads the business and sets the strategic agenda. By leading with diversity as a key pillar of success the CEO can truly change the game.

About Balance Now

Balance Now is a team of business leaders who know how to create gender balanced workplaces in the most challenging environments.   We know what works, what doesn’t and have seen the financial benefits first-hand.

As leaders, we speak your language.  We understand the pressure of competing priorities, the importance of results and how challenging improving gender balance can be.   That’s why we are there to support you through the entire process.

Our team is 50/50.  This is important to us.  It allows us to use different perspectives to overcome challenges, innovate and deliver success for our clients.

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Susan Jansen

Co-Founder and Director

Susan is a senior executive who knows how to turn ideas into reality.  For the past 20 years her passion for travel and challenge led her to exciting roles across a variety of industries, functions and countries.

Susan specialises in creating workplaces people love coming to,  digitising businesses and delivering growth through change.

When she’s not changing the world you will find Susan drinking a G&T in a shady spot on a hot summer day, sailing in beautiful locations or binge-watching her favourite HBO shows.

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Susan Jansen

Co-Founder and Director

Susan is Co-Founder and Director at Balance Now.  Susan partners with clients to turn talk into action on gender equality.

Susan has 20 years’ experience leading and transforming businesses.

Susan emerged from the sleepy suburbs of Canberra, a wide eyed Accenture graduate ready for adventure. Along the way she made bold choices. By moving countries, industries and constantly taking on daunting leadership roles, she has a huge rolodex of experiences and relationships to tap into.

Having spent the last 10 years leading large businesses in financial markets, Susan knows how to create diverse teams in the toughest of environments.  She spent years designing and trialling different ideas, achieving 50/50 at all levels of leadership. It was this experience and knowledge that lead to the creation of Balance Now.

Prior to sales leadership, Susan spent 10 years running transformation projects at Rabobank International, Canon Europe and Accenture.

Susan is an IECL accredited coach, graduate member of the AICD and studied Economics and Commerce at the ANU.

Susan likes a G&T in a shady spot a hot summer day, sailing in beautiful locations and is infamous for losing her wallet/keys/handbag on a daily basis.

Tim Keith

Co-Founder and Director

Tim is a successful executive who knows what works in business and what doesn’t. He understands that having diverse & inclusive teams is important to succeed in today’s rapidly changing world.

Tim is a straight-talker.  He delivers sharp focus on what matters and is able to find a way forward to deliver results. Tim is inspired by the impact men can have on building diverse businesses for the future.

When he isn’t working, Tim often gets mistaken for Steve Waugh.  He likes that.  Tim is also famous for his contagious (loud) laugh that can penetrate any meeting room wall.

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Tim Keith

Co-Founder and Director

Prior to starting Balance Now, Tim was a senior executive in financial services for over two decades.  He has lead large global businesses across various countries.  Results driven and successful, Tim knows how to get things done.

In his various banking roles & global business roaming, Tim met with 1000s of customers and he understands the traits of successful businesses.  Apart from the critical need to digitise and effectively utilise technology, he understands that having diverse & inclusive teams is the most important component of long term business success.

Tim has degrees in both Agriculture & Economics, is an IECL accredited coach, a graduate member of the AICD currently serving on the boards of not for profit, Make A Difference and an innovative aquaculture company, Australian Bay Lobster Producers Ltd.

Due to significant client demand for Balance Now services, we are looking for successful business leaders to join our team.

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