This book moves the discussion forward so that Australia will have a woman Prime Minister sooner rather than later. Underlined with a reflective, interpretive and explorative stance of Julia Gillard’s Prime Ministership, it presents an analysis on issues to do with gender and leadership culminating in key considerations for the nation and for the next woman Prime Minister.
“This book is a readable and useful contribution to the still raw and open debate on the meaning of the demise of our first woman PM. There is wide agreement that Australia doesn’t deal well with powerful women, but no united views on what can be done. Diann has elicited diverse suggestions from a wide range of leading women on where to from here, but obviously the debates need to continue!” Eva Cox AO, Sociologist, Feminist, Activist and Professorial Fellow University of Technology, Sydney
“Diann’s book, and the views of the women included, shed light on the notion that Australia still needs to move forward to the point of being an egalitarian nation, the land of the ‘fair go’. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and women in particular, know that prejudice is still embedded in many of our national structures and attitudes. The experience of Julia Gillard as our first female Prime Minister exposed a prevailing culture of antagonism towards womenin leadership positions. Our communities recognised this in their call for the new national representative body for First Peoples to ensure the representation of women at our highest levels. Congress has answered that call and we are proudly the only company in the nation with gender equity embedded in our constitution and structure. I hope that as a nation we can move to a point where we are all acknowledged on our merits, on who we are, and the fact we’ve earned the right to be elected, and no longer on our gender, or the colour of our skin”. Lindon Coombes, Chief Executive Officer, National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
“This book is powerful and timely. Julia Gillard's situation represented the perfect storm of gender, within party leadership challenges and twenty four hour media cycles. Through making sense of what has happened, Diann is able to not just anticipate what may happen, but provide recommendations to future women leaders, be they prime ministers or in other senior roles. This book is recommended to women and men, mature and young who are interested in thoughtful constructive dialogue regarding leadership, gender and the future of Australian political life more broadly”. Assoc. Professor Lindsay G Oades, Director, Australian Institute of Business Wellbeing, Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong
- Categoría BISAC BUS071000
- Formato Epub 2
- Idioma Inglés
- Año 2013