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Educator, activist, agent of change - the life and career of one of Australia's most influential women.
From sheltered country schoolgirl to relentless campaigner for abortion and contraception, from passionate teacher to lifelong advocate for education, to smashing that glass ceiling again and again and showing the way to subsequent generations of women, Wendy has championed change across the public, private and community sectors - in education, family planning, human rights, public health, overseas aid and development, conservation, heritage, media and the Arts.
This inspiring and enlightening memoir is filled with cautionary tales and insider stories about being female in Australia - as well as a few helpful survival tips. Above all, it encourages the reader to find her own voice and listen to it.
Author: Wendy McCarthy
'a trailblazing headline act' -Sandra Sully
'one of the great feminist superheroines' - Jacqueline Maley
'a pleasure and an education'-Dr Anne Summers, AO
'a national treasure' -Dr Kerryn Phelps, AM