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The Climb

The Climb: Conversations with Australian Women in Power

Geraldine Doogue

Iconic journalist and television presenter Geraldine Doogue turns her attention to an issue central to our times. How are we, as women, represented at the top levels of power in Australia?

In candid and personal conversations with fourteen women leading the way in fields as wide-ranging as business, politics, religion, education and the armed forces, Doogue gets to the heart of what it means to be a woman in power in Australia.

Inspiring and insightful, The Climb reveals a varied and at times quite unexpected picture of contemporary Australia.


Read ‘Lunch with Geraldine Doogue’ in the Sydney Morning Herald

‘We need more authentic stories about women in power’: Read a feature by Geraldine in Daily Life

Listen to an interview with ArtSound FM  

Watch the video—Women in Power: Geraldine Doogue and Mary Delahunty, Perth Writers Festival 2015


Geraldine Doogue
About the Author

Geraldine Doogue is a renowned Australian journalist and broadcaster, host of Radio National’s Saturday Extra and ABC Television’s Compass. She has won two Penguin Awards for excellence in broadcasting from the Television Society of Australia and a United Nations Media Peace Prize.

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Praise for Geraldine Doogue
andThe Climb

‘An impressive collection.’

‘Doogue has elegantly managed to persuade her interviewees to declare themselves on some of the hard perennials in this debate: that dirty word ambition, the function of male mentors, guilt about the domestic sphere and the exhortation to leave the personal in the car park.’

‘Doogue gets to the heart of what it means to be a woman in power in Australia. Inspiring and insightful, this book reveals a varied picture of issues for contemporary Australian women.’

The Climb rightly celebrates the achievements of the women profiled, and there is some terrific advice and wisdom contained within.’

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  • The Climb
    ISBN: 9781925095302
    27 August 2014
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