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Description - No Job for a Woman by Sallyanne Atkinson

Sallyanne Atkinson AO has been a leader in political and business life for over four decades. A trailblazer for working mothers, she built a high-profile national career while raising five children. No Job for a Woman takes us from Sallyanne's wartime childhood in Sri Lanka to her first jobs as a journalist and TV personality. Driven to make a difference in her community, she entered local politics and went on to become the first female Lord Mayor of Brisbane. For the first time, Sallyanne shares the challenges and triumphs of a life devoted to public service in Australia and abroad, including her role in three Olympic bids. Told with warmth and humour, this inspiring story reveals how one woman defied the expectations of a generation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780702254116
ISBN-10: 0702254118
Format: Paperback / softback
(225mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: University of Queensland Press
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2016
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Sallyanne Atkinson

Born in 1942 to an Irish father and Australian mother, Sallyanne Atkinson has had a long career as a politician and corporate board member. A non-executive company director since 1991, she is a former Lord Mayor of Brisbane and former Senior Trade Commissioner to Paris. She was also Chair of Queensland Tourism and Special Representative for Queensland in South East Asia. She now works as a business strategist and corporate advisor, drawing on her extensive experience in government, politics, management, arts and the community. Sallyanne is a mother of five children and a proud grandmother. She lives in Brisbane.