For women on the ASX, there's hardly an old girls network to rely on for this, at least not in an official capacity based on visible boardroom connections. But there are 10 leading female super connectors, with the ability to reach a significant number of board members directly, or through an introduction.
The past isn’t what it used to be. Once upon a time, digging up old stories about leaders -- business or political -- was a difficult, slow, painstaking job. But this digital world is different. If you think you have closed the lid on a long-distant problem and nailed it shut, think again.
Clover Moore has been lord mayor of Sydney for the past seven years and a Sydney MP since 1988. And she's done it on her own, after entering community politics in 1980 to get more parks in Redfern.
A number of worthy money moving potentials were wiped from the final Top 10 during our research. Here, we present three of the key contenders.
She's carved out a niche as Australia's answer to Ayn Rand: anyone who's anyone in conservative intellectual circles reads her, as do the bigwigs in the Liberal Party.