When she announced her new ministry last Monday, Julia Gillard made history. For the first time, women make up one-third of the Australian government. Although the cabinet remains unchanged, the promotion of three women into the ministry has radically altered the gender balance of the government.
There are four women, including Gillard, in the 20-member cabinet [...]
Once, if a newspaper or magazine wanted to sell extra copies, it would put a banner headline ”What Do Women Want?” on the front page.
These days, the attention-grabber is ”Can Women Have It All?”
We’ve come a long way, baby.
If once we were vapid creatures who, in the view of Sigmund Freud, could not [...]
Video is now available of my speech at TEDxSouthBankWomen, held on the 1st December at the State Library of Queensland.
TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading [...]