• Published 1 September 2016

  • ISBN: 978-1-925384-91-8

  • ISBN ePUB: 978-1-925384-99-4 (epub)

  • Format: Paperback

  • AU: $32.99

  • Categories: Self-help and personal development

About the Author

Nicolette Rubinsztein is an experienced wealth management executive and strategy expert. She was the General Manager of strategy for ten years at Colonial First State before being named the General Manager, Retirement & Advocacy at CBA Wealth Management. An advocate for mother and work life balance, in 2014 she was named one of the top 10 powerful part-time workers in Australia by Business Insider, and one of the top 31 by Women’s Agenda. A mother of three, Nicolette is a qualified actuary, holds an executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and served as a director on the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) for eight years. Read more.

Not Guilty

By Nicolette Rubinsztein

One of Australia’s most powerful part-timers shares her top strategies for women who want to raise a loving family and enjoy a successful career.

Corporate strategist and mother of three, Nicolette Rubinsztein, experienced the tough journey of juggling motherhood and her career. Both were important to her, but the reality of 'having it all' was a myth. It was only when she applied the same strategic thinking she used in business to her plight as a harassed, guilt-ridden career mum that she was able to create a framework that would help not only her, but ALL working women successfully navigate the work/life balance.

Based on the McKinsey 7-S framework, learn tips on going part-time, how to keep your star status, how to get on the same page as your partner, curating your 'childcare jigsaw', the importance of outsourcing and how to have a good relationship with your boss.

Aimed at women who would like to have a fulfilling career but are equally passionate about their role as parents, Not Guilty is a call to arms and saving grace for mums who want to make it work, but don’t know where to start.


'I just wish this book had been available when I embarked on motherhood. It’s full of practical tips for women who want to build both strong careers and strong families'
Elizabeth Broderick AO, Former Sex Discrimination Commissioner

'If you want a fulfilling career and time with your children as they grow up, this practical and strategic guide is a must-read' 
Gemma Sutherland, Editor, Body+Soul

'This book uses McKinsey's classic organisation framework and applies it to one of the toughest and most important areas of modern family life. The big insight is that all 7 of the "S"es need to fit together and reinforce each other, and this book provides a very thoughtful and practical way to achieve that based on experiences that will resonate with any parent trying to juggle work and family'
Angus Dawson, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company and advisor to the Male Champions of Change

'I loved reading this book. It is a compelling read for aspiring career mums. So much of it resonated with me. It's a marvellous combination of Nicolette's experience, the experience of her friends and colleagues and formal research'
Carolyn Hewson AO, Director, Named one of Australia’s most powerful female directors by the AFR