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Over the past few years Samantha's work has been featured in magazines, plus she written for several online publications. Check out her work below!

 
 
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ARE YOU READY TO ENGAGE OUR FUTURE LEADERS?

[16/01/2018] TALKING AGED CARE
Generation Y is becoming the largest working generations in Australia, but our aged care industry has a limited representation of younger employees (those under 35) in our workplaces. Supporting younger staff members is vital to how we engage and retain our next generation of talent ....

 
 

HOW TO BE A BOARD DIRECTOR (FROM A YOUNG PERSON WHO’S DONE IT)

[11/12/2017] THE CUSP
When you consider boards most of us think ‘pale, male and stale’. They’re traditionally full of white Caucasian males over 60 years of age sitting around a table, making decisions and directing the path of an organisation. While statistically this is true, young people are board directors and they’re getting stuff done!

EMBRACING THE POSITIVITY OF YOUNG LEADERS

[08/12/2017] TALKING AGED CARE
Young professionals seem to steer clear of aged care because of negative perceptions surrounding the industry. Samantha Bowen spoke to young leaders about their love for aged care and what the sector could do to create better workplaces for the next generation of workers.  

 

WANT TO FIND A MENTOR? HERE ARE THE SEVEN STEPS YOU NEED TO TAKE.

[04/12/2017] THE CUSP
You’ve probably heard it before: “get a mentor, it’ll be good for your career.” It seemslike a great idea. Then reality sinks in. How do you actually find a mentor? You know, one that will understand you and all you want to achieve. Then it just seems too hard, and you don’t even start.

But finding a mentor is easier than you think.

 

YOUNG PEOPLE READY TO JOIN THE AGED CARE DISCUSSION

[12/11/2017] TALKING AGED CARE
Why is it that when we talk about aged care we don’t see young professionals at the table? Samantha Bowen looks at how the younger generation engages with the aged care industry.

 

GETTING MORE WOMEN TO THE TOP IN AGED CARE

[08/03/2017] AUSTRALIAN AGEING AGENDA
As Australia marks International Women’s Day, Australian Ageing Agenda examines why more women aren’t progressing into leadership positions in aged care, and what can be done about it. Women make up eight out of every 10 administration and clerical roles in the residential care sector yet they hold less than four in 10 chief executive roles ...

 

SOMETHING NEEDS TO CHANGE

[25/10/2017] AUSTRALIAN AGEING AGENDA
Profile: Acorn Network founder and managing director Samantha Bowen wants to promote aged care as a rewarding career path for young people. Samantha Bowen, 29, was the only student in her postgraduate occupational therapy course who wanted to get into aged care after graduation. Bowen admits that aged care wasn’t something she had initially considered, but she always felt drawn towards healthcare and helping others ...

 

IT'S A WRAP: YOUNG LEADERS IN SOCIAL CARE

[10/09/2016] AGED CARE CHANNEL
Acorn Network hosted 3 Young Leaders in Social Care networking events in Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth during September 2016. The goal was to prove their business model, and demonstrate that young aged and community care leaders were seeking support and guidance in their careers.

 

WHAT IS IT ABOUT AGED CARE?

[30/05/2016] AGED CARE CHANNEL

Why don’t people want to actively work towards an aged care career? Almost, well basically everyone I talk to say they ‘fell into aged care’.When I was studying for my occupational therapy degree, everyone wanted to work in hospitals, in paediatrics, or in rehabilitation. Me? I was torn between mental health and aged care. My university only offered geriatrics as an elective, but mental health was a core unit. At the time mental health seemed like a more legitimate career choice.