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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.
‘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.’